Philadelphia 76ers vs Toronto Raptors Prediction, 4/20/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Philadelphia 76ers vs Toronto Raptors
Date: Wednesday, April 20, 2022
Location: Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, ON
TV: NBA TV
Odds/Point Spread: Philadelphia (-2)
The Toronto Raptors (48-34) are welcoming the Philadelphia 76ers (51-31) at Scotiabank Arena on Wednesday in Game 3 of their series. Philly leads 2-0. Toronto opens this game as 2-point dogs. The over/under comes in at 214.5.
The 76ers took home the win by a score of 112-97 in Game 2. When discussing personal fouls, the 76ers ended up finishing with 18 and the Raptors racked up 9 personal fouls. They made 11 out of their 32 tries from 3-point land. Toronto ended up going 83.3% at the free throw line by making 10 of 12 tries. In addition, Toronto pulled down 22 rebounds (13 offensive, 9 defensive) and got 12 blocked shots. Toronto dished out 35 dimes and had 16 steals for the matchup. In reference to the defense, Philadelphia allowed the other team to shoot 42.7% from the field on 38 of 89 shooting. They also distributed 20 assists in this contest as well as forcing the opposition into 4 turnovers and earning 5 steals. In regard to hauling in boards, they collected 41 with 7 of them being of the offensive variety. From the charity stripe, the 76ers made 26 of 30 attempts for a rate of 86.7%. Philadelphia ended with a 52.2% field goal percentage (36 of 69) and made 14 of 30 shots from beyond the perimeter.
Tyrese Maxey is one guy who was a major factor in the matchup. He accumulated 23 points on 8 out of 11 shooting. He was on the court for 41 mins played and grabbed 9 boards. Maxey finished 72.7% from the field and totaled 8 assists.
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Philadelphia comes into this one with a win-loss mark of 51-31 this year. They are averaging 109.9 pts per game (18th in the league) while going 46.6% from the floor. The 76ers are shooting 36.4% on shots from 3-point land (950 of 2,608) and 82.1% from the free throw line. As a team, Philadelphia is snagging 42.3 boards per contest and has totaled 1,945 assists on the season, which is 21st in the league in terms of passing the ball. They cough up possession 12.5 times per contest and as a team they commit 19.4 fouls per game.
When they are on defense, the 76ers are forcing their opponents into 13.3 turnovers every game and they draw 19.4 fouls. They relinquish 34.6% on shots from beyond the arc while they are 9th in the league in PPG allowed (107.3). The 76ers defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 45.8% (3,253 of 7,097) and they concede 44.2 rebounds per contest as a basketball team. They rank 7th in the league in giving up assists to the opposition with 1,932 surrendered this season.
In game 2 the Raptors collected 22 defensive rebounds and 13 offensive boards totaling 35 in the game. They also coughed up the ball 9 times, while earning 7 steals for the matchup. The 76ers earned 14 fouls for the contest which got the Raptors to the free throw line for a total of 12 attempts. They were able to convert 10 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 83.3%. In relation to shots from beyond the arc, Toronto buried 11 of their 32 attempts (34.4%). Overall, the Raptors finished the game shooting 38 out of 89 from the floor which gave them a rate of 42.7%. The Raptors allowed the 76ers to convert 36 out of their 69 tries from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 52.2% in this matchup. They went 46.7% from three-point range by going 14 of 30 and finished the game at 26 of 30 from the charity stripe (86.7%). In regard to how they attacked the glass, Toronto permitted Philadelphia to collect 34 overall (7 on the offensive side).
OG Anunoby pitched in for the Raptors for this game. He buried 10 out of 14 in the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 71.4%, and had 1 rebound. Anunoby earned 26 points in his 38 minutes on the hardwood and had 3 dimes for the contest.
Toronto has a mark of 48-34 on the year. The Raptors are committing 19.6 personal fouls every game and they hit 75.9% from the charity stripe. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 22.1 times per contest (29th in the league) and they are turning it over 12.5 times per game. Toronto has 8,970 pts on the campaign (109.4 per game) and they average 45.3 rebounds per contest. When it comes to offense, the Raptors are shooting 44.5% from the field, which is ranked 25th in the league.
The Raptors are ranked 7th in the NBA in points allowed per game with 107.1. They are forcing 15.8 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 46.2% from the floor (17th in the league). The Toronto defense gives up 35.4% on 3-point shots (1,014 of 2,861) and opponents are connecting on 78.9% of their shots from the free throw line. They concede 25.3 dimes and 44.0 total boards per game, which ranks 20th and 14th in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Philadelphia (-2)
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