Toronto Raptors vs Philadelphia 76ers Prediction, 12/19/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Toronto Raptors vs Philadelphia 76ers
Date: Monday, December 19, 2022
Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
The Toronto Raptors are traveling to Wells Fargo Center on Monday where they will attempt to defeat the Philadelphia 76ers.
The Raptors faced off with the Nets and took a loss by a score of 119-116 in their last contest. Toronto finished the contest with a 48.8% FG percentage (41 out of 84) and made 9 of their 24 shots from distance. At the charity stripe, the Raptors converted 25 of 29 attempts for a rate of 86.2%. When talking about getting rebounds, they earned 32 with 7 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 17 dimes for the contest while creating 14 turnovers and earning 5 steals. Concerning defense, Toronto allowed the other team to shoot 60.5% from the floor on 46 of 76 shooting. Brooklyn totaled 22 assists and had 5 steals in the matchup. On top of that, Brooklyn collected 37 rebounds (4 offensive, 33 defensive) and added 1 block. Brooklyn walked away from this one shooting 78.3% when shooting free throws by knocking down 18 of 23 tries. They also made 9 of their 26 tries from beyond the perimeter. In regard to fouls, the Raptors walked away with 19 and the Nets recorded 25 fouls.
Fred VanVleet is a player who had an impact in this contest. He totaled 39 points on 14 of 24 shooting. He saw the court for 43 mins played and collected 5 rebounds. VanVleet went 58.3% from the floor and recorded 4 assists.
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Toronto enters this game with a mark of 13-16 on the year. They cough up possession 12.4 times per game and as a squad are committing 20.5 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Toronto is pulling down 42.6 rebounds per game and has accounted for 662 assists on the year, which ranks 27th in the NBA in terms of passing the rock. The Raptors are shooting 32.4% on three-point attempts (298 of 920) and 78.9% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 111.5 pts per contest (19th in basketball) while shooting 45.1% from the field.
Defensively, the Raptors are forcing 17.0 turnovers per contest and they draw 21.3 personal fouls. They are 18th in the league in giving up assists to the opposition with 749 surrendered for the season. The Raptors defense is allowing a shooting percentage of 48.8% (1,161 of 2,379) and they surrender 42.1 rebounds per game as a unit. They are conceding 35.3% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are ranked 7th in basketball in points per game allowed (110.8).
The last time they took the court, the 76ers walked away with a victory by a final of 118-106 against the Warriors. The 76ers collected 38 defensive rebounds and 11 offensive boards for a total of 49 in this game. They also gave up possession 15 times, while getting 11 steals for the contest. The Warriors were called for 21 fouls in the matchup which got the 76ers to the charity stripe for a total of 31 shots. They were able to knock down 25 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 80.6%. When talking about shooting from beyond the arc, Philadelphia made 15 out of 38 tries (39.5%). When the game finished, the 76ers ended up shooting 39 out of 85 from the floor which had them shooting 45.9%. The 76ers allowed the Warriors to make 39 out of 94 tries from the field which had them shooting 41.5% for the game. They finished the game shooting 39.5% from 3-point land by shooting 17 of 43 and finished the contest at 11 out of 13 from the free throw line (84.6%). In regard to how they cleaned up the glass, Philadelphia permitted Golden State to get 48 overall (13 offensive).
Joel Embiid was important for the 76ers in this matchup. He buried 11 of 23 for the matchup giving him a rate of 47.8%, and had 13 rebounds. Embiid scored 34 points in his 36 minutes on the hardwood and had 4 assists in the matchup.
Philadelphia has a mark of 16-12 on the campaign. As an offense, the 76ers are connecting on 47.6% from the floor, which has them ranked 8th in the league. Philadelphia has scored 3,120 pts for the season (111.4 per contest) and they grab 40.4 rebounds per contest. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 24.2 times per contest (19th in the NBA) and they turn it over 14.8 times per contest. The 76ers commit 20.4 personal fouls per contest while shooting 80.9% from the charity stripe.
The Philadelphia defense allows 32.9% on 3-point attempts (303 of 920) and opponents are converting on 77.6% of their free throw shots. They allow 24.1 dimes and 43.2 boards per game, which has them ranked 10th and 11th in the NBA. The 76ers on defense are ranked 3rd in basketball in PPG given up with 108.1. They are forcing their opponents into 16.0 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 46.4% from the field (9th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Toronto
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