Philadelphia 76ers vs. Toronto Raptors

Raptors face Sixers in Second Round NBA Games Betting Odds Matchup

At the onset of the NBA playoffs Toronto had an ugly history of failure to overcome with the NBA games betting odds.  Since their founding in 1995 the Raps had never won an NBA Playoff series.  However, all of that is now in the past as Toronto made franchise history by eliminating the Orlando Magic in five games.  Similarly, the Philadelphia 76ers got past the Brooklyn Nets in five contests.  Toronto beat out Philadelphia by a seven-game margin to win the Atlantic Division title.  Granted, its playoff time now with a clean slate for both clubs.

Philadelphia 76ers vs. Toronto Raptors Eastern Conference Semifinals

Date and Time: Saturday, April 27th, 2019

Location: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, Ontario

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Series Format

Owing to their division title Toronto has home court advantage in this best of seven series.  Games one, two, five and seven will be at Scotiabank Arena.  Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia will host games three, four and six.  In short, the first team to win four games in this series moves on to the Eastern Conference Finals.

Raptors vs. the Odds

Late on Toronto has been a solid NBA games betting value on the road.  For example, the Raptors have covered six of their last eight away matchups.  Only one of their last seven road tilts went over the total.  In the same way the Raps have been in the black in recent home games. Scotiabank Arena has seen TO cover four of their last five home court tilts.  Three of Toronto’s last five home games went over the total.

76ers vs. the Odds

Home court has not been an advantage for the 76ers in recent action.  To show Philadelphia has covered only four of their last nine at Wells Fargo Center.  Six of their last eight have gone over the total.  In the same way the Sixers have struggled as a road betting value.  Philly has gotten the cash in only four of their last nine away tilts.  Four of their last six in that role have gone over the total.

Key Players

Toronto’s Kawhi Leonard is averaging 27.8 points and 6.6 rebounds per playoff game.  Concurrently Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid is powering to 24.8 points and 13.5 rebounds per playoff outing.

Head to Head

Toronto has bossed the offshore bookmaker cashier’s cage at home against Philadelphia.  For example, the Raptors have paid in seven of their last eight at Scotiabank Arena against the 76ers.  Five of the last seven between these teams at TO have gone over the total.  By contrast the 76ers have had the edge at Wells Fargo Center against Toronto.  Philadelphia has covered eight of their last 12 home games against the Raptors.  Seven of the last nine between these clubs at Philly have gone over the total.

Matchup to Watch

Immediately apparent is Toronto’s superior recent value with NBA games betting odds.  Home court has been the difference in this series and should be again.

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To conclude Toronto should prevail in a seven-game thriller!

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