Toronto Raptors vs. Philadelphia 76ers, Playoffs round 2 game 3. The 76ers dealt damage in each during the second game of the second phase. The Raptors did not expect to receive that defeat for a few points, but the defense failed. The 76ers’ offense has been strong all season, against the Nets they showed it by losing just one game. Now the Raptors as visitors must play against one of the best offenses of the season. Visitors can also do damage on the road, but everything will depend on the strategy.
Philadelphia 76ers: Incredible record at home.
The 76ers usually play better at home. Only 10 losses in the regular season with 31 wins. In the first round of the playoffs, the home record was 2-1. The team lost the first game against the Nets. Against the Raptors the record is 1-3 in the regular season. Only one game was at home and they lost 107-119. No doubt the 76ers play better at home, but against the Raptors the story is not good.
At home during the playoffs the 76ers are scoring an average of 123.0 points per game, 47.00 FG points, 73.5% free throw shots, 8.67 three pointers and 28.00 assists. The defense allows 111.3 points per game in the playoffs, 39.00 FG points, 81.2% free throw shots, 11.67 three pointers and 20.33 assists. Against the Nets in the two wins of the first round the 76ers always scored 120+ points. The game with the most points was the second of the first round 145-123.
The ATS record is positive in the playoffs with 2-1-0 so far. Against the Nets they completed two spread at home as favorites -8.5 and -9.0 in the spread. Overall in the playoffs the record is 5-2-0. The team was underdog in the first and second on the road against the Raptors. The second game won 94-89 and the spread was +6.5.
Toronto Raptors: We can do it.
The Raptors lost the second game for offensive problems. The effectiveness in the field goals was very low. 41% FG points against 46.10% of the 76ers. 17% offensive rebounds against 25.0% of visitors. Only five points came from the bench with Powell 3 points and Ibaka 2 points. The 76ers scored more than 26 points with the reserves. Against the Magic in the first round the Raptors won the two games without complications.
On the road during the playoffs the Raptors are scoring an average of 102.5 points per game, 39.50 FG points, 89.3% free throw shots, 11.00 three pointers, 24.50 assists. The defense was good against the Magic. The team is allowing only 89.0 points per game, 31.50 FG points, 88.9% free throw shots, 10.00 three pointers and 19.50 assists.
The ATS record is 1-0-1 in the playoffs this season. Contral the Magic in the first game could not complete -5.0 being favorites. But in the second game they completed -5.5 winning 107-85. Against the 76ers they won a game on the road as underdogs +2.5 119-107. The average point on the road for the Raptors this season is -3.3 in the spread.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Toronto Raptors vs. Philadelphia 76ers 05/02/2019 is: take the Toronto Raptors -1.5 (Point Spread).
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