76ers vs Raptors predictions 1/22/2020 NBA Picks & Betting Tips
Game: Philadelphia 76ers vs Toronto Raptors
Date: Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Location: Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Toronto -5.5
Kyle Lowry and the Toronto Raptors (29-14, 1st in the Atlantic Division) host the Philadelphia 76ers (29-16, 3rd in the Atlantic Division) at Scotiabank Arena on Wednesday, January 22, 2020. Toronto opens this matchup as 5.5 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 216.
The 76ers cover 46.3% of the time, having gone 19-22-4 ATS. Toronto covers the spread 55.8% of the time, going 24-19-0 against the spread.
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
01/09/20 PF Joel Embiid Finger is out indefinitely
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tobias Harris averages 19.3 points per game in 34.2 minutes per contest. He averages 2.9 assists per contest and 6.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%. Al Horford comes into this contest averaging 12.6 points per game while playing 30.9 minutes per night. He pulls down 6.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is at 70%.
Pascal Siakam averages 23.7 points per game and he sees the court an average of 35.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.4 rebounds per contest and 3.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 82%. Kyle Lowry averages 20.1 points per game while playing 37.2 minutes per contest. He grabs 4.5 rebounds per game and has 7.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
The 76ers allow 105.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 13th and 17th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 41.4 rebounds a game which ranks 1st, and they give up 21.7 assists per contest which puts them in 2nd place in the league. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the league. Philadelphia averages 108.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.6 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 8th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 18th in the league. They average 46.0 rebounds per game and 26.4 assists per contest, which ranks them 10th and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 18th with 14.6 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Raptors surrender 106.2 points per contest, which ranks them 6th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 2nd and 3rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 25th with 25.3 assists allowed per contest, and 26th with 46.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Raptors are 29th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 17.0 per game. Toronto is 12th in the league with 112.0 points per game this year. They are 19th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 5.9. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 3rd in the NBA. They are 12th in the league in rebounding with 45.8 boards per game and 9th in assists per contest with 25.5. The Raptors are 15th in turnovers per game with 14.9.
The 76ers are 20th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.4, and their defensive rating of 105.7 is ranked 4th. In terms of pace they are 19th in the league with 98.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 12th. As a team they are 16th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 24th in the league. Philadelphia is 14th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 22nd in the league.
Toronto is 13th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 29th in the league. The Raptors are 14th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.3, and their defensive rating of 104.5 is ranked 2nd. In terms of pace they are 12th in the league with 100.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 11th. As a team they are 11th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shots, ranking 7th in the league.
Who will win tonight's 76ers/Raptors NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Philadelphia +5.5
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