NBA Raptors vs Sixers Game 3 Spread and Prediction

With the third-seeded 76ers (51-31) ending up with a road win and the break in game 2 with which they tied the series to one game apiece, the series moves to Philadelphia when they are hosting the second-seeded Toronto Raptors (58-24), who will be looking to bounce back and retake the lost home court advantage.

Date/Time: 05-02-2019, 20:00 EDT

Spread: Philadelphia 76ers +1.5

Total: +217

Philadelphia 76ers finished the regular season with a 51-31 record (38-44 against the spread) and were placed third in the East. They have won five of their last six matches and in their last game they won on the road against the Raptors in Game 2 with a 94-89 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Joel Embiid with 21.2 ppg, adding a team high 11.3 boards per game. He is followed by Jimmy Butler with 17 ppg, 5.3 boards and 4.7 dimes per game.

Toronto Raptors finished the regular season with a 58-24 record (38-44 against the spread) and were placed second in the East. In their last game they saw a five-game winning streak getting snapped by losing at home against the Sixers in game 2 with an 89-94 score, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Kawhi Leonard with 31.3 ppg, adding 7.3 boards per game. He is followed by Pascal Siakam with 23.3 ppg and a team high 8 boards per game.

In their six previous meetings so far season the Raptors lead the Sixers 4-2 wins and are 1-1 in Philadelphia. Sixers have a 33-11 home record, while the Raptors are 28-15 on the road. Sixers are better both offensively, scoring 115.1 ppg to Raptors’ 113.6, while Raptors are better defensively, allowing 107.1 ppg to Sixers’ 112.1. Both teams have almost identical field goal percentage (47.3% to 47.1%) and Raptors have a better 3-point percentage (36.5% to 35.7%). Sixers are better both in boards grabbed (48.1 to 45) and in dimes made (26.8 to 25.4), while Raptors are better in turnovers committed (13.2 to 14.6). Vegas odds give the Raptors a -1.5 spread but don’t expect them to beat the odds against the Sixers that have both the momentum and the home court advantage.

Toronto Raptors vs Philadelphia 76ers Game 3 Prediction: Philadelphia 76ers +1.5 (-109)

 

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