Toronto Raptors vs Philadelphia 76ers Prediction, 4/18/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Toronto Raptors vs Philadelphia 76ers
Date: Monday, April 18, 2022
Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Toronto (+7)
The Toronto Raptors (48-34) are headed to Wells Fargo Center on Monday where they will take on the Philadelphia 76ers (51-31) in Game 2 of their series. Philadelphia opens this contest as 7-point favorites. The betting total is set at 220.
The Raptors ended up losing by a score of 131-111 in Game 1. In reference to personal fouls, the Raptors ended up with 26 and the 76ers recorded 3 personal fouls. They also knocked down 16 of 32 shots from beyond the arc. Philadelphia walked away from this one shooting 85.3% from the free throw line by converting 29 of their 34 shots. Furthermore, Philadelphia had 29 rebounds (10 offensive, 19 defensive) and added 8 rejections. Philadelphia doled out 39 assists and had 29 steals for this contest. In terms of the defense, Toronto allowed the other team to go 51.2% from the field on 43 of 84 shooting. They also recorded 27 assists in this game in addition to forcing 4 turnovers and having 1 steal. In relation to pulling down boards, they collected 36 with 7 of them being of the offensive sort. From the free throw line, the Raptors converted 19 of 23 shots for a percentage of 82.6%. Toronto wrapped up the game with a 48.8% field goal percentage (40 out of 82) and converted 12 out of their 30 3-point attempts.
Pascal Siakam is a guy who was a contributor for the contest. He was able to score 24 points on 9 of 18 shooting. He played for 40 minutes played and grabbed 3 boards. Siakam finished the contest at 50.0% from the field and recorded 7 assists.
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Toronto steps onto the hardwood with a win-loss mark of 48-34 so far this year. They have an average of 109.4 pts per game (20th in the league) while hitting 44.5% from the field. The Raptors are connecting on 34.9% on shots from 3-point land (979 of 2,808) and 75.9% from the free throw line. As a unit, Toronto is snagging 45.3 rebounds per game and is sitting with 1,809 assists so far this season, which is 29th in the NBA in terms of passing the rock. They lose possession via turnover 12.5 times per game and as a team they commit 19.6 fouls on a nightly basis.
When they are on the defensive end, the Raptors are forcing 15.8 turnovers per game and they draw 19.1 personal fouls. They currently rank 20th in basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 2,076 surrendered for the campaign. The Raptors are giving up an opponent FG percentage of 46.2% (3,197 of 6,919) and they concede 44.0 boards per game as a unit. They give up 35.4% on 3-pointers while they are 7th in the league in opponents PPG (107.1).
In Game 1 the 76ers collected 29 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive rebounds totaling 39 in this game. They gave up possession of the ball 3 times, while getting 6 steals for this game. The Raptors had 8 fouls for the matchup which got the 76ers to the charity stripe for a total of 34 attempts. They were able to knock down 29 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 85.3%. With respect to shooting from 3-point land, Philadelphia made 16 of 32 tries (50.0%). At the conclusion of this game, the 76ers finished the game shooting 43 out of 84 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 51.2%. The 76ers allowed the Raptors to bury 40 of their 82 attempts from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 48.8% in this game. They shot 40.0% from downtown by connecting on 12 out of 30 and ended up going 19 of 23 from the free throw line (82.6%). In reference to cleaning up the glass, Philadelphia allowed Toronto to snag 29 overall (7 on the offensive side).
Tyrese Maxey was important for the 76ers for the contest. Maxey recorded 38 points in his 38 mins on the court and added 2 dimes for this game. He made 14 out of 21 in this matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 66.7%, and accumulated 4 rebounds.
Philadelphia has a record of 51-31 on the year. As an offense, the 76ers are hitting on 46.6% from the floor, which has them ranked 16th in the league. Philadelphia has 9,015 points on the campaign (109.9 per game) and they grab 42.3 boards per game. They are dishing out assists 23.7 times per game (21st in the NBA) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 12.5 times per contest. The 76ers commit 19.4 personal fouls every game and they go 82.1% from the free throw line.
The 76ers on the defensive side of the court are 9th in the league in PPG given up with 107.3. They are forcing 13.3 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 45.8% from the floor (15th in the league). The Philadelphia defense concedes 34.6% from downtown (931 of 2,692) and their opponents are knocking down 76.9% of their shots from the charity stripe. They relinquish 23.6 assists and 44.2 rebounds every game, which ranks them 7th and 17th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Toronto (+7)
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