On Wednesday, the Toronto Raptors battle the Philadelphia 76ers without a lot on the line. Both teams have secured a spot in the playoffs. The key to handicap this one against the spread? Decide which team wants to stay sharp before the postseason tips off. Check out analysis, NBA odds, and a free pick for Raptors-76ers!
NBA Toronto Raptors Vs Philadelphia 76ers Betting Preview
- When: Wednesday, August 12 at 3:30 pm ET
- Where: Disney World Resort, Orlando, FL
- ATS Odds: Raptors -8
Why bet on the Toronto Raptors to cover -8
Since a 100-122 loss to the Boston Celtics on August 7, the Toronto Raptors have won two in a row. Toronto got back on the winning track after the Celtics’ victory by beating Memphis 108-99 and taking Milwaukee down 114-106. Toronto will work as hard as possible to beat the Sixers on Wednesday night.
Toronto Raptors Expected Starting Five
- F – OG Anunoby
- F – Pascal Siakam
- C – Marc Gasol
- G – Kyle Lowry
- G – Fred VanVleet
Why bet on Philadelphia 76ers to cover +8
Philadelphia has only a couple of games left to get back on track. The Sixers dropped their last matchup in embarrassing fashion. The on fire Phoenix Suns dominated Philadelphia 130-117. The loss drops the 76ers to 1-5 ATS in Orlando. No team wants to head to the playoffs next week cold. Philadelphia will find a way to play competitively on Wednesday night.
Philadelphia 76ers Expected Starting Five
- F – Tobias Harris
- F – Al Horford
- C – Joel Embiid
- G – Josh Richardson
- G – Shake Milton
Raptors vs 76ers Betting Trends
- Raptors are 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8
- Toronto is 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game
- Raptors are 4-1-1 Ats in their last 6 games following a straight up win
- Under is 7-0 in Raptors last 7
- 76ers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6
- Philadelphia is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 following an ATS loss
- 76ers are 3-9 ATS in their last 12 as an underdog
- Over is 10-2 in 76ers last 12
Raptors Vs 76ers Final Betting Analysis
Heading to the Orlando bubble, most thought the Sixers might struggle. Before the shutdown, Philadelphia had one of the worst road records in the NBA.
Not only that, but the 76ers are a mish-mash of individual players. They’ve never gotten together as a group on the basketball court. One of the problems? Their top shooting guard is Josh Richardson.
The Suns and Rockets, and the Warriors before them, have shown that to win you must score from the small forward and guard positions. That puts Philadelphia at a major disadvantage in this matchup.
Also, there’s a chance the Sixers keep starters like Tobias Harris and Joel Embiid on the bench. The Raptors will play Fred VanVleet and Kyle Lowry. They figure to sit Pascal Siakam.
If that happens, go with the Raptors. They’re a deeper team and Nurse won’t let them take a backward step while for Philadelphia, the entire Orlando bubble has been a giant backward step.
NBA Free Pick: Raptors -8