Toronto Raptors vs Philadelphia 76ers 10/7/2021 NBA Spread and Previews
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Toronto Raptors vs Philadelphia 76ers 10/7/2021 – The once-mighty Toronto Raptors are setting themselves up for the future and it begins this pre-season. They will be going up against one of the best teams in the NBA Eastern Conference, the Philadelphia 76ers. Their pre-season matchup happens this Thursday, October 7 and it will be inside the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. NBATV is going to put the game live on television at exactly 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time and the online live stream is made available for NBA League Pass subscribers. The drama-filled Philadelphia 76ers are going to be the favored team in NBA betting spreads as compared to the Toronto Raptors.
Toronto Raptors vs Philadelphia 76ers 10/7/2021
Toronto Raptors vs Philadelphia 76ers 10/7/2021 Betting Odds
Toronto Raptors Betting
The Toronto Raptors rebuild is now focused on having Pascal Siakam as the cornerstone for this team. Fred VanVleet is expected to take a bigger role after the departure of Kyle Lowry. Backing him up as the team’s sixth-man is Goran Dragic who came from the Lowry trade with the Miami Heat. Gary Trent is expected to start at shooting guard while OG Anunoby at the three position. Rookie Scottie Barnes is expected to get used to the NBA style of basketball and should be the team’s starting small forward midway through the season. Sharing minutes at center is Khem Birch and Chris Boucher.
Players to watch: P. Siakam PF 56 GP 56 GS 35.8 MIN 21.4 PTS 1.7 OR 5.5 DR 7.2 REB 4.5 AST 1.1 STL 0.7 BLK 2.3 TO 3.1 PF 1.9 AST/TO 17.77 PER
F. VanVleet SG 52 GP 52 GS 36.5 MIN 19.6 PTS 0.6 OR 3.6 DR 4.2 REB 6.3 AST 1.7 STL 0.7 BLK 1.8 TO 2.3 PF 3.5 AST/TO 16.88 PER
G. Trent Jr. SG * 17 GP 15 GS 31.8 MIN 16.2 PTS 0.4 OR 3.2 DR 3.6 REB 1.3 AST 1.1 STL 0.2 BLK 0.7 TO 1.7 PF 1.8 AST/TO 11.39 PER.
Philadelphia 76ers Betting
The Ben Simmons drama continues and a huge shakeup is coming to the team this upcoming season. Whatever happens, Joel Embiid is the cornerstone of the team and he has Tobias Harris helping out at the four. Danny Green will continue to stretch the floor with his shooting alongside Seth Curry. Replacing Simmons at the PG will be Tyrese Maxey who showed shades of his potential when the team lacked players due to pandemic protocols. This team was able to boost their bigs with Andre Drummond and Georges Niang being acquired during free agency replacing Dwight Howard.
Players to Watch: J. Embiid C 51 GP 51 GS 31.1 MIN 28.5 PTS 2.2 OR 8.4 DR 10.6 REB 2.8 AST 1 STL 1.4 BLK 3.1 TO 2.4 PF 0.9 AST/TO 30.32 PER
T. Harris PF 62 GP 62 GS 32.5 MIN 19.5 PTS 1 OR 5.8 DR 6.8 REB 3.5 AST 0.9 STL 0.8 BLK 1.7 TO 1.9 PF 2.1 AST/TO 20.02 PER
B. Simmons PG 58 GP 58 GS 32.4 MIN 14.3 PTS 1.6 OR 5.6 DR 7.2 REB 6.9 AST 1.6 STL 0.6 BLK 3 TO 2.9 PF 2.3 AST/TO 18.38 PER.
Toronto Raptors vs Philadelphia 76ers 10/7/2021 Betting Numbers
Raptors are 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 Thursday games.
Under is 4-0 in 76ers last 4 overall.
P. Siakam PF Early Nov – Shoulder
B. Simmons SG Out indefinitely – Holdout
Toronto Raptors vs Philadelphia 76ers Betting Picks
The Philadelphia 76ers are just stacked and even without Ben Simmons, this team still looks to compete with the best in the NBA. They should be the favored team to win in this game as seen in the best online sportsbook.
Score Prediction: 114 – 104, Sixers