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The Philadelphia 76ers welcome the Toronto Raptors to the Wells Fargo Center on Thursday evening. The Sixers are 8-4 this season despite a lengthy list of injuries and players in protocols, while the Raptors are 6-5 after a loss on Wednesday. Tobias Harris (protocols) and Seth Curry (foot) are questionable to play for Philadelphia. Joel Embiid (protocols), Ben Simmons (personal) and Matisse Thybulle (protocols) are out for the 76ers, with Toronto’s injury report not solidified on the second night of a back-to-back.

Tipoff is at 7 p.m. ET in Philadelphia. Caesars Sportsbook lists Philadelphia as a two-point home favorite, while the over-under, or total number of points Vegas thinks will be scored, is 213.5 in the latest Raptors vs. 76ers odds. Before making any 76ers vs. Raptors picks, be sure to see the NBA predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s proven model

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned over $9,000 in profit on its top-rated NBA picks over the past three-plus seasons. The model enters Week 4 of the 2021-22 NBA season up over $500 on all top-rated NBA picks this season. It’s also on a stunning 110-73 roll on top-rated NBA picks against the spread that dates back to last season. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Sixers vs. Raptors and revealed its coveted NBA picks and predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Here are several NBA odd and betting lines for Raptors vs. Sixers:

  • Raptors vs. 76ers spread: 76ers -2
  • Raptors vs. 76ers over-under: 213.5 points
  • Raptors vs. 76ers money line: 76ers -135, Raptors +115
  • Toronto: The Raptors are 6-10 against the spread in the last 16 games on the second night of a back-to-back
  • Philadelphia: The 76ers are 7-5 against the spread this season
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Why the Raptors can cover

Toronto has strengths on both ends, including an elite offensive rebounding performance this season. The Raptors are snatching more than 33 percent of their own missed shots, and Toronto is also tremendous in the area of ball security with a top-five turnover rate in the NBA. Philadelphia is currently a bottom-five defensive rebounding team in the NBA, with opponents securing more than 30 percent of misses against the 76ers. 

On defense, the Raptors are athletic and versatile, allowing only 1.05 points per possession for a top-10 overall mark. Toronto leads the NBA in steals, averaging nearly 11 per game, and the Raptors are above-average in limiting assists. The Raptors are also a top-three team in both fast-break points allowed and points allowed in the paint, working well on the margins to boost overall efficiency.

Why the 76ers can cover

Philadelphia’s defense is lagging behind its dominant form when compared to previous seasons. However, the 76ers are facing a relatively strong matchup given Toronto’s offensive weaknesses. The Raptors are a bottom-10 team in free-throw creation with a bottom-five mark in assists per game. Toronto is also shooting less than 50 percent on 2-point attempts for the season, and in contrast, Philadelphia’s offense is off to a flying start. 

The Sixers lead the NBA in offensive rating, scoring nearly 1.14 points per possession, and Philadelphia also leads the NBA in field goal percentage at nearly 48 percent. The 76ers are a top-three team in 3-point shooting (38.0 percent) and free-throw shooting (82.5 percent), with Philadelphia taking care of the ball with only 12.8 turnovers per game this season.

How to make Raptors vs. 76ers picks

SportsLine’s model is leaning under on the total, projecting 213 combined points. The model also says one side of the spread hits in well over 50 percent of simulations. You can only get the model’s picks at SportsLine.

So who wins 76ers vs. Raptors? And which side of the spread hits in well over 50 percent of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the model that has crushed its NBA picks, and find out. 

Source: CBSSports.com


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