76ers Meet Raptors in NBA Betting Online Top Contenders

December 4, 2018 NBA Basketball, Sportsbook

Last year Philadelphia broke out from their years of misery to become a solid playoff team.  Despite that NBA betting online success there were doubts about the Sixers ability to sustain success.  So far, the 76ers have proven to be up to the task.  However, they are not getting the money at a reliable rate.  Meanwhile the new look Toronto Raptors are playing at the same level as last year’s record pace.  The Raps remain one of the better-balanced teams in the NBA.  Not to mention the top favorite to win the Eastern Conference.

Philadelphia 76ers vs. Toronto Raptors   

Date and Time:  Wednesday, December 5, 2018, 8 p.m. ET

Location:  Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, Ontario

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Philadelphia 76ers

Philadelphia has an NBA betting online record of 16-8 straight up but 10-14 vs. the line with 15-9 over the total.  Late on the Sixers have dropped in value with just two covers in six games.  And Philly has gone over the total in six of their last seven.  By contrast the Sixers are second to Toronto in the Atlantic Division.  Philadelphia ranks seventh in the NBA for scoring offense but 23rd for points allowed.  In turn that lack of reliable defense is a concern for their long-term viability.

Toronto Raptors   

Toronto has a sportsbook record of 20-4 straight up, 12-12 against the board, and 16-8 over the total.  On this occasion the Raptors have vastly superior metrics.  For instance, TO ranks fourth for scoring offense and eighth for points allowed.  In contrast this is why the Raps lead the Atlantic Division.  Forward Kawhi Leonard has been outstanding for TO.  In sum he is averaging 25.5 points and nine rebounds per game.  Additionally, guard Kyle Lowry is averaging 15.4 points and 10.3 assists per outing.  More emphatically Nick Nurse has made for an excellent transition as head coach.

Stats to Consider

Philadelphia has been a totally unreliable betting value on the road.  For example, the 76ers have paid out in just three of their last 14 games away from home.  Four of the last five Sixers away games have gone over the total.  In the same way the Raptors have not been profitable on their home court.  Toronto has covered the spread in just three of their last nine games at Scotiabank Arena.  Over the total has hit in a whopping 15 of the Raptors last 18 home games.

Team vs. Team

Toronto has had a decisive advantage in their head to head series with Philadelphia. To show the Raptors have covered in 12 of their last 18 games with the 76ers.  Six of the last seven meetings between these teams have gone over the total.  Additionally, TO has been dominant against the Sixers at Scotiabank Arena.  The Raps have paid in six of their last seven home tilts against Philadelphia.  Five of the last six between these teams have gone over the total.

Matchup to Watch 

 Toronto has the more complete team in this NBA betting online matchup.  Certainly, the Raptors defense gives them a tremendous advantage.  Following that is the Sixers weak defense.  As a consequence, that is not a recipe for success in road games.

NBA Betting Online Picks

Not withstanding the Sixers good offense, the more complete Raps rate the call!

NBA Betting Online Pick:  Toronto Raptors

NBA Betting Online Score Prediction:  Raptors 108, 76ers 96

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