Philadelphia 76ers vs Toronto Raptors Prediction, 2/21/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Philadelphia 76ers vs Toronto Raptors
Date: Sunday, February 21, 2021
Location: Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Philadelphia (-2.5)
The Toronto Raptors (15-15) play the Philadelphia 76ers (20-10) at Amalie Arena on Sunday. Toronto opens this game as 2.5-point underdogs. The total is set at 228.
The Philadelphia 76ers took the court against the Chicago Bulls and went home with a win by a final score of 112-105 in their last contest. Philadelphia walked away from the game having earned a 47.1% FG percentage (41 of 87) and made 7 of their 21 shots from 3-point land. At the charity stripe, the 76ers buried 23 of their 29 tries for a percentage of 79.3%. In the matter of hauling in rebounds, they compiled 53 with 16 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 23 assists for this contest as well as earning 5 steals and 7 blocks. Regarding defending, Philadelphia allowed 42.1% from the floor on 40 of 95 shooting. Chicago totaled 24 dimes and had 5 steals in this matchup. On top of that, the Bulls snagged 42 rebounds (13 offensive, 29 defensive) and got 6 blocks. Chicago finished the contest at 100.0% at the free throw line by knocking down 18 of 18 tries. They also converted 7 out of their 32 tries from beyond the arc.
Joel Embiid is one player who was a contributor in this contest. He had 50 points on 17 of 26 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 35:16 minutes and snagged 17 boards. Embiid finished the contest at 65.4% from the field and recorded 5 assists. One more player that was a major contributor in the game for the 76ers was Tobias Harris. He had 12 rebounds and tallied 7 assists. He ended up going 56.3% from the floor in this matchup by going 9-of-16 (22 points). At the conclusion of this game, Harris played 36:47 min.
Philadelphia heads into this game with a record of 20-10 for the campaign. They average 114.5 points per outing (9th in basketball) on 48.0% from the floor. The 76ers are shooting 36.1% on shots beyond the perimeter (309 of 855) and 78.5% from the charity stripe. As a team, Philadelphia is snagging 45.8 boards per contest and has accounted for 693 assists so far this year, which is 21st in the league in terms of passing the rock. They are losing possession via turnover 15.8 times per contest and as a basketball team they commit 20.1 personal fouls on a nightly basis. On the defensive end, the 76ers are forcing 14.8 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 21.8 personal fouls. They rank 15th in the league in giving up assists with 718 relinquished so far this year. The 76ers defense is giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 45.2% (445 of 655) and they relinquish 42.3 boards per contest as a basketball team. They relinquish 36.6% from beyond the arc and they are ranked 12th in the NBA in opponents points per game (111.5).
For their last game, the Toronto Raptors walked away with a victory by a final of 86-81 against the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Raptors were able to collect 36 defensive rebounds and 15 offensive rebounds for a total of 51 for this contest. They stuffed 6 tries while earning 8 steals in this contest. The Timberwolves committed 23 personal fouls in this contest which took the Raptors to the charity stripe for a total of 22 shots. They were able to bury 18 of those for a percentage of 81.8%. In reference to 3-point shots, Toronto buried 12 of their 40 tries (30.0%). When all was said and done, the Raptors finished shooting 28 out of 85 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 32.9%. The Raptors allowed the Timberwolves to knock down 32 out of 83 tries from the floor which had them sitting at 38.6% in this game. They wrapped up this game 23.7% from three-point range by going 9 of 38 and walked away from this one shooting 8 out of 11 from the charity stripe (72.7%). With respect to cleaning up the glass, Toronto permitted Minnesota to grab 43 in all (6 on the offensive glass).
Norman Powell ended up being a factor for the Raptors for this game. He made 10 out of 19 for this contest giving him a rate of 52.6%, which had him finishing with 31 points. Powell collected 6 boards in his 37:35 mins of time on the court and had 2 dimes for this game. An additional guy that ended being a contributor for Toronto was Fred VanVleet. He left the arena with 12 points in 36:56 mins on the hardwood by going 4 of 20 shooting in this matchup. VanVleet ended up shooting 20.0% from the floor while contributing 3 dimes and 7 rebounds.
Toronto has a record of 15-15 for the season. As an offensive team, the Raptors are hitting on 45.0% from the field, which is 23rd in the league. Toronto has totaled 3,395 points for the campaign (113.2 per contest) and they grab 42.2 rebounds per game. They are dishing out assists 24.7 times per game (17th in basketball) and they cough up possession 13.8 times per game. The Raptors are responsible for committing 21.9 fouls per game and they shoot 82.5% from the charity stripe. The Raptors defensively are ranked 8th in basketball in points per game surrendered with 110.5. The Toronto defense allows 37.1% on shots from beyond the perimeter (414 of 1,117) and their opposition makes 79.3% of their shots from the charity stripe. They give up 26.4 dimes and 44.9 rebounds every game, which ranks them 26th and 17th in basketball. They are able to force 16.8 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 45.6% from the floor (9th in the league).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Toronto (+2.5) and over 228 points
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