76ers vs Raptors NBA Playoffs Game 5 Odds, Preview & Prediction

Written by on May 7, 2019

The Philadelphia 76ers and Toronto Raptors throw down in a key Game 5 on Tuesday, May 7. The Raptors tied up the series with a 101-96 win in Game 4. Toronto will look to give them a significant 3-2 lead with a home win. Will the 76ers squash the Raptors’ dreams? Check out NBA Playoffs betting odds, analysis, and a free pick for Toronto-Philadelphia Game 5!

76ers vs Raptors NBA Playoffs Game 5 Odds, Preview & Prediction

Why Philadelphia 76ers are a good bet at +6?

The 76ers won Game 2 in this series 94-89. Philadelphia used their defense to stop the Raptors in that match. Although the 76ers shot 39.5% from the field and 28.6% from three, they shot better than Toronto.

In the Game 2 win, Philadelphia held the Raptors to 36.7% from the field and 27% from three. The 76ers must only provide the same defensive play in Game 5 to secure a win.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Points/G: 115.2
  • Field Goal %: 47.1
  • 3-Point %: 35.9
  • Free Throw %: 77.1
  • Rebounds/G: 47.8
Defense:
  • Points/G: 112.5
  • Field Goal %: 45.5
  • 3-Point %: 34.2
  • Free Throw %: 76.8
  • Rebounds/G: 43.5

Why Toronto Raptors are a good bet at -6?

Toronto might be on a roll after their Game 4 performance. Philadelphia had a chance to go up 3-1 in the series. The Raptors stopped the 76ers march to a commanding series lead in its tracks. They held Philadelphia to 31.6% from three and only 40.2% from the field.

The Raptors had 5 players score in double-figures. Kawhi Leonard had 39, Kyle Lowry scored 14, and Danny Green had 11. Marc Gasol pitched in 16. Serge Ibaka scored 12. A repeat performance will lead to a win and cover.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Points/G: 114.4
  • Field Goal %: 47.4
  • 3-Point %: 36.6
  • Free Throw %: 80.4
  • Rebounds/G: 45.2
Defense:
  • Points/G: 108.4
  • Field Goal %: 44.9
  • 3-Point %: 34.5
  • Free Throw %: 76.5
  • Rebounds/G: 44.8

NBA Playoffs Betting Trends for 76ers vs Raptors

  • 76ers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest
  • 76ers are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall
  • 76ers are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 conference semifinals games
  • Raptors are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 1 days rest
  • Raptors are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 Tuesday games
  • Raptors are 11-5 ATS in their last 16 games overall

76ers vs Raptors Game 5 Final Analysis

The trends point to the Raptors winning Game 5. Philadelphia has played well. Although that’s true, for the first time in the series the Raptors clicked in Game 4. The key is for Kyle Lowry to continue playing at a high level.

Lowry had struggled in the series until Game 4. He shot almost 50% from the field. He shot 2-of-6 from behind the arc. He also dished 7 assists. Lowry should keep it going on Tuesday night. If he does, the Raptors will beat the 76ers and cover the spread.

NBA Playoffs Betting Pick: Raptors -6