At the onset of the NBA bubble, the 76ers were tabbed as a sleeper. Philadelphia has shown well on the court. But the betting value has been lacking. Toronto is a team that fascinates many handicappers. Raptor backers love their defense and team style for NBA bets. Last year’s championship was seen as an accident. Kawhi Leonard’s departure was considered Toronto’s end. What the NBA community ignored was coach Nick Nurse’s ability. Indeed, Nurse has emerged as arguably the Association’s best coach. Toronto and Philly meet in a high-profile affair Wednesday.
Toronto Raptors vs. Philadelphia 76ers
|Date and Time:||Wednesday, August 12, 2020, 6:30 p.m. ET|
|Location:||HP Field House, Orlando, Florida|
|Raptors vs. 76ers TV Coverage:||ESPN|
|Raptors vs. 76ers SBG Odds:||Click Here|
Raptors vs. 76ers SBG Odds Overview
Gambling action should be relatively even for this offshore bookmaker matchup. Perhaps the Raptors will draw slightly more handle. Specifically, Toronto has shown superior wagering value at the restart. Under the total could also bring gambling action. Raptors’ defensive metrics and trends point towards that direction. So too do the 76ers bring a suffocating defense to the hardwood?
Toronto Raptors Team Overview
Now the Raptors are 49-19 straight up, 38-29-1 vs. the odds, with 33 under. NBA metrics show Toronto 14th for scoring and first for points against. Late on the Raptors have lost only two of their last eight to the spread. Five of their last six stayed under the total.
Key Toronto Raptors: PF Pascal Siakam 23.1 PTS, 7.4 REB, 3.5 AST, 45.5 FG%, 36.2 3P%, 80.4 FT%, PG Kyle Lowry 19.5 PTS, 5.1 REB, 7.5 AST, 41.5 FG%, 35.5 3P%, 86.3 FT%, SG Fred VanVleet 17.8 PTS, 3.8 REB, 6.7 AST, 41.3 FG%, 39.1 3P%, 84.7 FT%
Philadelphia 76ers Team Overview
Overall, the 76ers are 42-27 straight up, 29-36-4 against the spread, with 32 under. NBA metrics have Philadelphia 21st for scoring and fifth for points allowed. Recent value has been an issue for the 76ers. From this point the 76ers rank 21st for scoring and fifth for points allowed. Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons’s return to the lineup make the 76ers legitimate contenders.
Key Philadelphia 76ers: C Joel Embiid 24.0 PTS, 12.0 REB, 3.1 AST, 48.0 FG%, 33.1 3P%, 81.0 FT%, SG Tobias Harris 19.6 PTS, 6.9 REB, 3.1 AST, 47.0 FG%, 36.4 3P%, 80.9 FT%, PG Ben Simmons 16.4 PTS, 7.8 REB, 8.0 AST, 58.0 FG%, 28.6 3P%, 58.3 FT%
Toronto Raptors and Philadelphia 76ers Against the Spread
The Raptors are:
- 5-3-1 against the spread in their last nine games as a favorite
- 3-7 under the total when favored
- 13-7 vs. the odds as a favorite against the 76ers
- 2-6 under the total when favored vs. Philadelphia
The 76ers are:
- 5-4 vs. the line in their last nine overall games with Toronto
- 2-8-1 under the total head to head with the Raptors
- 3-9 against the spread as a dog
- 4-8 under the total when getting points
Toronto Raptors vs. Philadelphia 76ers SBG Free Pick
So far in the bubble, Toronto has shown superior NBA bets value. For that reason, many gamblers are hesitant to step into them. Philadelphia’s lackluster recent betting value is another turn-off. However, the Raptors are going to draw too much public attention. Simultaneously the 76ers have enough to stay within the spread.
Raptors vs. 76ers SBG Best Bet: Philadelphia 76ers