When the playoffs come around, you very quickly get a sense of how each individual series is going to play out. If one team comes out and totally dominates the other in the first couple of games, you usually get a series that ends very quickly. Similarly, if there is a real back and forth in the early going, it’s often a sign that you have a pair of evenly matched teams going head to head, which means that we are usually looking at a series destined to go 6 or 7 games.
Through the opening 3 games of this series, it would appear that we have one that falls into the latter. This always felt like a match-up that was going to be tight, but it is the Philadelphia 76ers who have the opportunity to take this series by the scuff of the neck on Sunday, as another win on home court would put them up 3-1 on the Toronto Raptors. It is Toronto who is in as the slight 1 ½ point favorites for Game 4, with the point total for this one set at 214 ½.
Raptors vs 76ers 2019 NBA Playoffs Betting Lines & Pick for Game 4
- When: Sunday, May 5 at 3:30 PM EST
- Where: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia
- TV: ABC
- Radio: 97.3 ESPN
- Live Stream: NBA League Pass
- NBA Odds: Toronto Raptors -120 (Total 214.5)
Why bet on the Toronto Raptors?
Over the course of their history in the playoffs, the Toronto Raptors have made a habit of diggings themselves a hole, usually in the form of losing Game 1 of the series. They did it again in the opening round against the Orlando Magic before winning that series in 5 games, but they looked to have got that monkey off their back by winning Game 1 of this series.
Toronto was unable to build on that win, though, losing the next game at home and then going into Philly and losing Game 3, too. This has been a chippy series, and it appears as though the Raptors are not really up for that type of fight. That might change, though, as desperation can mean better performance. Over the last 2 regular seasons, the Raptors have taken 6 of 8 from Philly, so they are not out of this thing yet.
- Total Score: 113.42
- Field Goal Percentage: 47.26
- Three-Point Percentage: 36.41
- Free Throw Percentage: 80.46
- Total Rebounds: 44.86
- Total Score: 107.22
- Field Goal Percentage: 44.53
- Three-Point Percentage: 34.17
- Free Throw Percentage: 76.77
- Total Rebounds: 44.89
Why bet on the Philadelphia 76ers?
The playoffs are very often where the biggest stars in basketball take their game to the next level. That has certainly been the case with Joel Embiid, especially in this series, as he is performing well and appears to be very much under the skin of the Raptors. He had another big performance in the 116-95 win in Game 3, scoring 33 points in a winning effort.
The 76ers are now on a run where they have covered the spread in 6 of their last 7 games, which includes 2 of the 3 games in this series. They have only been the underdog at home 3 times this season, going 2-1 ATS in those outings.
- Total Score: 115.13
- Field Goal Percentage: 47.11
- Three-Point Percentage: 35.75
- Free Throw Percentage: 77.27
- Total Rebounds: 48.06
- Total Score: 111.92
- Field Goal Percentage: 45.27
- Three-Point Percentage: 33.88
- Free Throw Percentage: 77.11
- Total Rebounds: 43.13
Raptors vs 76ers 2019 NBA Betting Trends
- Raptors are 14-6 ATS in their last 20 games against Philadelphia
- Raptors are 15-5 SU in their last 20 games against Philadelphia
- The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Toronto’s last 9 games
- 76ers are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games
- 76ers are 10-2 SU in their last 12 games at home
- The total has gone OVER in 7 of Philadelphia’s last 10 games when playing at home against Toronto
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction for Raptors vs 76ers
The 76ers are a very tough team to beat in their own building, but the Raptors have won there in each of their last 4 regular season visits. That suggests that they might just be able to come out and get the win that ties this series up again.
Score: Toronto Raptors 108 – Philadelphia 76ers 105