Philadelphia 76ers at Toronto Raptors Expert Game 1 Picks Against the Spread 4/27/2019
Saturday, April 27, 2019
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The Philadelphia 76ers go to Scotiabank Arena on Saturday where they'll meet Pascal Siakam and the Toronto Raptors in Game 1 of their series. The 76ers won a testy series against the Nets in 5 games while the Raptors beat the Magic in 5 games as well. Toronto is 5.5-point favorites. The over/under is 223. The 76ers (51-31, 2nd in the Atlantic Division) cover the spread 48% of the time, having gone 42-45-0 on the year. The Raptors (58-24, 1st in the Atlantic Division) have an ATS mark of 40-46-1, so they cover the spread 47% of the time. As a favorite, Toronto covers the spread 44% of the time, while Philadelphia has covered the spread 46% as the underdog on the year. The Raptors haven't been good for basketball bettors at home, going 20-24-0 against the spread.
Valuable Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 42-45-0 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 44-42-0 against the over/under
Important Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 41-44-2 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 46-39-0 against the over/under
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
04/23/19 F Mike Scott Heel left last game, is questionable Saturday vs Toronto
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
04/25/19 PG Kyle Lowry Finger injured last game, is probable Saturday vs Philadelphia
04/12/19 SF OG Anunoby Appendectomy is out indefinitely
Tobias Harris comes into this contest averaging 20.0 points per game while playing 34.7 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 7.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 87%. Jimmy Butler averages 18.7 points per game in 33.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.0 assists per contest and 5.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Pascal Siakam averages 16.9 points per game while playing 31.9 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6.9 rebounds per game and has 3.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is at 79%. Danny Green averages 10.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.0 rebounds per contest and 1.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
Philadelphia averages 115.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 4th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.7 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 7th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 8th in the league. They average 47.8 rebounds per game and 26.9 assists per game, which ranks them 4th and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 6th with 14.9 per game. The 76ers allow 112.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 19th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 10th and 4th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.5 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 23.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 5th place in the league. They force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Toronto is 8th in the league with 114.4 points per game this year. They are 5th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 6.1. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 6th in the NBA. They are 17th in the league in rebounding with 45.2 boards per game, and 13th in assists per contest with 25.4. The Raptors are 15th in turnovers per game with 14.0. The Raptors surrender 108.4 points per contest, which ranks them 9th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 5th and 8th in those defensive statistics. They rank 15th with 24.5 assists allowed per contest and 13th with 44.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Raptors are 21st in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.9 per game.
The 76ers are 8th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112.6, and their defensive rating of 110 is ranked 15th. In terms of pace they are 8th in the league with 101.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 8th. As a team they are 6th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 17th in the league. Philadelphia is 7th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 24th in the league.
Toronto is 14th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 27th in the NBA. The Raptors are 5th in the league in defensive rating with 107.1, and their offensive rating of 113.1 is ranked 5th. They are 14th in the NBA in pace with 100.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 3rd. As a unit they are 4th in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 10th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's 76ers/Raptors NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Toronto -5.5
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