Philadelphia 76ers vs Toronto Raptors Prediction, 2/23/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Philadelphia 76ers vs Toronto Raptors
Date: Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Location: Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Odds/Point Spread: Philadelphia (-2.5)
Amalie Arena is the site where and the Toronto Raptors (16-15) will play the Philadelphia 76ers (20-11) on Tuesday. Philadelphia opens this contest as 2.5-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 227.
The Philadelphia 76ers took the court against the Toronto Raptors and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 110-103 in their last contest. Philadelphia ended having earned a 38.8% FG percentage (33 out of 85) and converted 11 of their 37 shots from distance. At the charity stripe, the 76ers converted 26 of 35 attempts for a percentage of 74.3%. When it comes to grabbing boards, they collected 45 with 11 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 26 assists for this game while earning 8 steals and 7 blocked shots. When talking about the defense, Philadelphia let their opponent shoot 49.4% from the field on 40 of 81 shooting. Toronto earned 25 assists and had 5 steals in this game. Additionally, the Raptors grabbed 39 rebounds (5 offensive, 34 defensive) and had 5 rejections. Toronto went 88.9% at the charity stripe by making 16 of their 18 attempts. They also knocked down 14 of their 34 shots from beyond the arc.
Ben Simmons is one player who was a factor for the matchup. He had 28 points on 9 of 11 shooting. He saw the court for 38:32 mins played and also totaled 9 rebounds. Simmons finished the game at 81.8% from the floor and earned 5 dimes. One more player that was a contributor in this contest for the 76ers was Joel Embiid. He grabbed 17 rebounds and accounted for 2 dimes. He ended up going 30.0% from the field in this game by shooting 6-of-20 (25 points). When the game finished, Embiid was on the hardwood for 36:16 min.
Philadelphia heads into this game with a win-loss record of 20-11 for the season. They turn it over 15.6 times per game and as a team they are committing 20.2 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Philadelphia is collecting 45.8 boards per game and has racked up 719 assists so far this year, which has them ranked 20th in the league in terms of passing. The 76ers are hitting 35.9% on shots from distance (320 of 892) and 78.3% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 114.1 points per contest (10th in the league) while hitting 47.7% from the floor. On the defensive end of the court, the 76ers are forcing their opponents into 14.8 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 21.9 personal fouls. They give up 36.7% on shots from beyond the arc while they are 12th in the NBA in PPG allowed (111.4). The 76ers defense is giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 45.3% (459 of 679) and they relinquish 42.2 rebounds per contest as a group. They are 15th in the league in giving up assists to the opposition with 743 surrendered so far this season.
In their win over Philly, the Raptors were able to corral 34 defensive boards and 5 offensive boards totaling 39 for the matchup. They stuffed 5 tries while earning 5 steals in the game. The 76ers earned 21 fouls for the matchup which got the Raptors to the charity stripe for a total of 18 shots. They were able to convert 16 of them for a percentage of 88.9%. In reference to three-point shots, Toronto converted 14 of 34 attempts (41.2%). Overall, the Raptors finished shooting 40 out of 81 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 49.4%. The Raptors permitted the 76ers to knock down 33 of their 85 tries from the floor which gave them a percentage of 38.8% for the game. They shot 29.7% from three-point range by going 11 of 37 and finished the game at 26 of 35 from the free throw line (74.3%). When discussing cleaning the glass, Toronto permitted Philadelphia to get 45 in total (11 offensive).
Pascal Siakam ended up having an impact for the Raptors in this contest. He made 8 out of 18 for this game giving him a rate of 44.4%, which had him sitting at 23 points. Siakam collected 7 boards in his 40:34 minutes of playing time and had 8 assists in the matchup. An additional guy that was pivotal for Toronto was Fred VanVleet. He accumulated 23 points in 37:58 mins played via 7 of 15 from the floor for this contest. VanVleet wrapped this one up going 46.7% from the field and also totaling 9 dimes and 5 rebounds.
Toronto has a mark of 16-15 on the campaign. The Raptors are committing 22.0 fouls per game and they connect on 82.7% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 24.7 times per game (17th in the league) and they are giving up possession 13.8 times per game. Toronto has scored 3,505 points on the campaign (113.1 per contest) and they snag 42.1 rebounds per game. On the offensive side of the ball, the Raptors are hitting on 45.1% from the field, which ranks 22nd in basketball. The Raptors on the defensive end are ranked 8th in the league in points given up per game with 110.3. They are forcing their opponents into 16.6 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 45.3% from the field (7th in the NBA). The Toronto defense concedes 36.8% on shots from 3-point land (425 of 1,154) and their opponents are knocking down 79.0% of their free throw attempts. They relinquish 26.4 assists and 44.9 rebounds every game, ranking them 27th and 17th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Philadelphia (-2.5)
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