Toronto Raptors vs Philadelphia 76ers Game 1 NBA Picks – April 16, 2022
Expert NBA Picks for this Eastern Conference Round 1, Game 1 on Saturday Night April 16th between the Toronto Raptors vs Philadelphia 76ers.
Raptors vs 76ers Game 1 Betting Preview
This Toronto Raptors vs Philadelphia 76ers Eastern Conference Round 1 Game 1 is set to tipoff on Saturday, April 16, 2022 at 6:00pm et at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.
The latest NBA odds have the 76ers listed as a -4.5 point favorite against the spread with the over/under at 216 total points.
These two teams faced each other four times already this NBA season. In those 4 matchup, the Raptors won 3 out of 4 and Toronto actually covered the spread in all four of them. Keep in mind that in those four matchups, Philly did actually have a better shooting percentage, but still managed to lose 3 of the 4.
Toronto ended their regular season as one of the hottest teams in the NBA, so they’ll look to continue that momentum going into this game 1.
The oddsmakers currently have Philly as a -180 favorite to win this series, so if you’re leaning towards Toronto to win this game tonight outright, then you might want to sprinkle a little bit on the Raptors at +150 to win the series.
Personally, I’m staying away from that series winner, because I think there’s much better value in these other series prices. This series could be one of the most entertaining ones to watch, because it’s all going to come down to how well James Harden plays.
Another thing to keep in mind is that James Harden has averaged 26.7 points, 7.7 assists and 5.3 rebounds in 23 games against the Raptors in his career.
Before doing this video, I used the prop builder and threw a dime on James Harden to go over the 20.5 total points at the -148 price. I also dropped three dimes on a Scottie Barnes player prop, so if you want free access to this prop bet, just text “prop” to 702-234-0597. I’ll reply to your text with this Scottie Barnes player prop bet.
The Raptors won’t have anyone really who can slow down Joel Embiid, so the only clear advantage Toronto will have would be their ability to grab offensive rebounds and turn them into points on the board. The Raptors averaged of 13.4 offensive rebounds per game, which puts them as the second best team in the NBA on the offensive glass.
Toronto is 14-4 straight up in their last 18 games this season and 5-1 against the spread in their last 6 games against Philadelphia.
The 76ers are 1-4 against the spread in their last 5 games and the total has gone over in 5 of Philadelphia’s last 6 games.
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