Toronto Raptors vs. Philadelphia 76ers - 12/8/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Game: Toronto Raptors vs Philadelphia 76ers
Date: Sunday, December 8, 2019
Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Odds/Point Spread: Philadelphia -1.5
Fred VanVleet and the Toronto Raptors (15-6, 2nd in the Atlantic Division) go to Wells Fargo Center on Sunday where they'll take on the Philadelphia 76ers (15-7, 3rd in the Atlantic Division). Toronto opens this contest as 1.5 point dogs. The over/under has been set at 222.
The Raptors cover the spread 61.9% of the time, having gone 13-8-0 ATS. Philadelphia is covering 42.9% of the time, going 9-12-1 against the spread.
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
12/6/2019 Stanley Johnson SF Groin Game Time Decision
11/26/2019 Matt Thomas SG Finger Expected to be out until at least Dec 28
11/6/2019 Patrick McCaw SG Knee Expected to be out until at least Dec 14
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
12/6/2019 Joel Embiid C Hip Expected to be out until at least Dec 8
12/6/2019 Josh Richardson SG Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Dec 8
Pascal Siakam averages 25.0 points per contest in 36.9 minutes per game this year. He averages 3.8 assists per game and 8.6 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% for the season while his free throw percentage is 82%. Fred VanVleet comes into this game averaging 18.7 points per contest while playing 37.8 minutes per night. He grabs 3.9 rebounds per contest and distributes 7.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is 87%.
Joel Embiid averages 22.6 points per game and he sees the court an average of 30.3 minutes per game. He also hauls in 12.7 rebounds per game and dishes 2.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 81%. Tobias Harris scores 19.1 points per contest while playing 34.5 minutes per game. He hauls in 7.2 rebounds per contest and has 3.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Raptors allow 105.7 points per contest which is 8th in the NBA. They also surrender a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 1st and 6th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 49.1 rebounds a game which ranks 30th, and they allow 24.9 assists per game which puts them in 21st place in the league. They force 16.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the NBA. Toronto averages 112.9 points per contest, which is 12th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 7.2 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 12th. From 3-point territory they shoot 39%, which is good for 2nd in the NBA. They average 46.1 boards per contest and 25.8 assists per game, which ranks them 9th and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 15th with 15.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The 76ers give up 104.4 points per game, which ranks them 5th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 17th and 16th in those defensive statistics. They rank 1st with 20.4 dimes allowed per game and 1st with 39.5 boards surrendered per contest. The 76ers are 15th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.3 per contest. Philadelphia is 17th in the NBA with 108.8 points per contest this season. They are 7th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 4.4. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 12th in the league. They are 8th in the NBA in rebounding with 46.2 boards per contest and 6th in assists per game with 26.0. The 76ers are 3rd in turnovers per contest with 16.7.
The Raptors are 9th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.7, and their defensive rating of 103.6 is ranked 4th. In terms of pace they are 13th in the league with 101 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 7th. As a team they are 6th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 6th in the league. Toronto is 14th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 30th in the league.
Philadelphia is 3rd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 16th in the NBA. The 76ers are 19th in the league in defensive rating with 103.7, and their offensive rating of 108.1 is ranked 6th. They are 17th in the NBA in pace with 100.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 11th. As a unit they are 11th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 24th in the NBA.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Philadelphia -1.5 and over 222 total points
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