The Philadelphia 76ers and Toronto Raptors meet Tuesday in NBA action at the Scotiabank Arena.
The Philadelphia 76ers look for another victory after winning four of their last six games. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 112.5 points on 44.1 percent shooting and allowing 114.5 points on 43.3 percent shooting. Joel Embiid is averaging 29.2 points and 12.7 rebounds while JJ Redick is averaging 20.2 points and 3.3 assists. Robert Covington is the third double-digit scorer and Ben Simmons is dishing 7.4 assists. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 34.5 percent from beyond the arc and 76.8 percent from the free throw line. The Philadelphia 76ers are allowing 34.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 50.3 rebounds per game. The Philadelphia 76ers have lost all three road games this season
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The Toronto Raptors look for a bounce back performance after losing their first game of the season to the Milwaukee Bucks last night. The Toronto Raptors are averaging 116.8 points on 49.5 percent shooting and allowing 106 points on 41.2 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 26.6 points and eight rebounds while Kyle Lowry is averaging 19.8 points and 10.3 assists. Serge Ibaka is the third double-digit scorer and Jonas Valanciunas is grabbing 8.5 rebounds. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 37.9 percent from beyond the arc and 76.9 percent from the free throw line. The Toronto Raptors are allowing 38.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.3 rebounds per game. The Toronto Raptors have won all five home games this season.
The 76ers are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 road games, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 vs. NBA Atlantic and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Raptors are 25-10 ATS in their last 35 vs. NBA Atlantic, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games and 8-21 ATS in their last 29 Tuesday games. The 76ers are 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Toronto, 3-10 ATS in the last 13 meetings and the favorite is 10-3 ATS in the last 13 meetings.
The Philadelphia 76ers just haven’t hit their stride yet, and even in last nights win over the Atlanta Hawks, they didn’t pull away until the fourth quarter when the Hawks couldn’t buy a basket. It’s just been sluggish play from the 76ers up to this point. The Toronto Raptors have been one of the most consistent teams out of the gate and their only loss was to a good Bucks team without Kawhi. At home and with their best player back, the Raptors should have their way against a team that seems to be sleepwalking.