Last year was the highest of highs and lowest of lows for the Toronto Raptors. To illuminate the Raps posted their best regular season record in franchise history. However, they fell far short of expectations with an early playoff exit. During the summer a blockbuster trade changed the betting on NBA Games dynamics of the franchise. DeMar DeRozan no longer headlined the Toronto marquee as he was traded to San Antonio for Kawhi Leonard. Additionally, Nick Nurse relieved Dwane Casey as head coach. All of this has given Toronto fans and gamblers cause for newfound post season hope.
Toronto Raptors vs. Philadelphia 76ers Game 3
Date and Time: Thursday, May 2, 2019, 8 p.m. ET
Location: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
NBA Betting Online Odds at SBG:
|Raptors||PK (-110)||214 (-110)||-110|
|76ers||PK (-110)||214 (-110)||-110|
Raptors vs. 76ers TV Coverage: TNT
Split at TO
Philadelphia gained a split in the first to games of this series at Toronto. First the Raptors won the opener 108-95 with Kawhi Leonard pumping in 45 points to go with 11 rebounds as home town hero. Next was a 94-89 win by the 76ers in game two. Jimmy Butler led Philadelphia with 30 points in the victory. Leonard again led the Raptors with 35. Now games three and four will be at the Wells Fargo Center with game five at Toronto. If necessary, game six is at Philly with a seventh game at TO.
Philadelphia’s main man is center Joel Embiid. Indeed, the All Star literally transformed the entire franchise with his emergence as a budding superstar. Embiid leads the 76ers in the playoffs with 21.2 points and 11.3 rebounds per game. Comparable as far as impact is Kawhi Leonard of the Raptors. Leonard is averaging 31.3 points and 7.3 rebounds per game so far in post season. Extending Toronto’s success is Pascal Siakam with 23.3 points and 8.0 rebounds per outing.
Raptors and 76ers vs. Odds
Toronto has demonstrated good betting on NBA Games value on the road recently. As an example, the Raptors have covered the spread in six of their last eight away tilts. Only one of their last seven in that situation have gone over the total. In the same way Philadelphia has been in the red at Wells Fargo Center. Only four of the Sixers last nine home court matchups have resulted in payoffs. Six of Philadelphia’s last eight home games have gone over the total.
Head to Head vs. Spread
Late the Raptors have not had much success in games at Philadelphia. Toronto has gotten the money in only two of their last five sports betting matchups at Wells Fargo Center. Seven of the last nine in this matchup at Philly have gone over the total.
Matchup to Watch
As a consequence of the first two tilts at Toronto this has the look of an even series. Toronto’s lack of success at Philadelphia could prove to be the betting on NBA Games matchup difference. Specifically, Jimmy Butler may emerge as a difference maker for the 76ers. The refugee from the Minnesota Timberwolves is averaging 17.0 points per game with the natural ability to take over games.
Raptors vs. 76ers NBA games Betting Odds Picks
In this situation Philadelphia is the more appealing pick.
Raptors vs. 76ers NBA Betting Online Pick: Philadelphia 76ers
Raptors vs. 76ers NBA Betting Online Score Prediction: 76ers 108, Raptors 99
Watch Jimmy Butler trigger the game two win for the Sixers!