Toronto Raptors vs Philadelphia 76ers Prediction, 4/16/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Toronto Raptors vs Philadelphia 76ers
Date: Saturday, April 16, 2022
Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Toronto (+4)
Wells Fargo Center is where the Philadelphia 76ers (51-31) will go up against the Toronto Raptors (48-34) on Saturday. Toronto opens this matchup as 4-point underdogs. The over/under is set at 217.5.
The Raptors played the Knicks and took a loss by a score of 105-94 in their last game. When discussing fouls, the Raptors finished with 17 while the Knicks totaled 15 fouls. They also converted 15 of their 43 attempts from beyond the arc. New York finished the game shooting 83.3% when shooting free throws by burying 10 of 12 tries. Additionally, New York had 38 boards (10 offensive, 28 defensive) and added 2 blocks. New York distributed 48 assists and had 32 steals for the matchup. In reference to defense, Toronto allowed their opponent to shoot 46.0% from the floor on 40 out of 87 shooting. They also dished out 27 dimes in the matchup in addition to forcing the opposition into 5 turnovers and having 10 steals. In reference to rebounding, they collected 43 with 9 of them being offensive. At the free throw line, the Raptors buried 10 of 11 tries for a percentage of 90.9%. Toronto finished the contest having earned a 39.1% FG percentage (36 out of 92) and made 12 of their 42 3-point shots.
Chris Boucher is one player who was a major factor in the game. Boucher finished shooting 42.9% from the floor and distributed 3 assists. He was on the court for 32 mins and also grabbed 7 rebounds. He walked away with 21 points on 6 out of 14 shooting.
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Toronto steps onto the court with a mark of 48-34 on the season. They lose possession by turning the ball over 12.5 times per contest and as a squad are committing 19.6 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Toronto is collecting 45.3 rebounds per game and is sitting with 1,809 dimes on the campaign, which has them ranked 29th in basketball in terms of passing. The Raptors are shooting 34.9% on three-point shots (979 of 2,808) and 75.9% from the charity stripe. They average 109.4 points per outing (20th in the league) while shooting 44.5% from the field.
When they are on the defensive end, the Raptors are forcing their opponents into 15.8 turnovers per game while drawing 19.1 fouls. They currently rank 20th in the NBA in allowing assists with 2,076 surrendered for the campaign. The Raptors defensively are giving up a FG percentage of 46.2% (3,197 of 6,919) and they concede 44.0 boards per contest as a basketball team. They give up 35.4% on shots from beyond the perimeter while they are 7th in basketball in points per game allowed (107.1).
For their last game, the 76ers walked away with a victory by a final of 118-106 when they faced the Pistons. The 76ers earned 32 defensive boards and 10 offensive boards for a total of 42 for the matchup. They also turned the ball over 10 times, while earning 13 steals for the contest. The Pistons had 19 personal fouls in this contest which got the 76ers to the free throw line for 23 tries. They were able to bury 21 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 91.3%. In reference to shooting from 3-point land, Philadelphia knocked down 5 of their 25 tries (20.0%). When the final whistle blew, the 76ers shot 46 for 88 from the field which had them at 52.3%. The 76ers allowed the Pistons to make 38 out of their 83 tries from the floor which left them shooting 45.8% in this game. They shot 32.4% from 3-point land by shooting 11 out of 34 and finished the contest at 19 out of 29 at the free throw line (65.5%). With respect to how they rebounded, Philadelphia permitted Detroit to collect 27 in total (15 offensive).
Shake Milton ended up having an impact for the 76ers for this game. Milton earned 30 points in his 33 mins of playing time and added 4 assists for this game. He buried 11 of 18 in this contest giving him a rate of 61.1%, and totaled 4 rebounds.
Philadelphia has a mark of 51-31 on the season. The 76ers are committing 19.4 fouls every game and they connect on 82.1% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 23.7 times per game (21st in the league) and they turn it over 12.5 times per game. Philadelphia has scored 9,015 pts this year (109.9 per contest) and they pull in 42.3 boards per game. As an offensive team, the 76ers are hitting on 46.6% from the field, which ranks 16th in basketball.
The Philadelphia defense concedes 34.6% on 3-point attempts (931 of 2,692) and opponents are converting on 76.9% of their foul shots. They concede 23.6 dimes and 44.2 total boards per game, which has them ranked 7th and 17th in the league. The 76ers on the defensive side of the court are 9th in the league in PPG surrendered with 107.3. They are able to force 13.3 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 45.8% from the field (15th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Toronto (+4)
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