NBA Betting Tips, Preview & Predictions – 76ers vs Raptors Game 5
It’s all tied up at 2-2 and we have NBA Betting Tips & Predictions for Game 5 between 76ers and Raptors.
After some whirlwind action so far these NBA Playoffs, the Philadelphia 76ers and Toronto Raptors will look to take a 3-2 controlling lead in the East Semifinal.
Raptors showed why they’re the #2 seed in the East when coming into Phili and taking back home court advantage in Game 4. That sets bettors up for a terrific betting opportunity in Game 5 on Tuesday.
BetOnline has the Raptors as –6 favorites and we’re expecting 50/50 action on this game. Check out all our NBA Betting Tips & Predictions.
Philadelphia 76ers Form & News
The 76ers had a prime chance to go up 3-1 in the series in Game 4 but they let that slip away. The 101-96 loss was there for the taking in the late stages of the game.
It was a loss that gave Toronto home court advantage, which they gave up when losing Game 1 of the series 108-95 in Toronto.
Philadelphia will need to travel to Toronto in order to wrestle back the one-game advantage. They already know how to beat the Raptors at Scotiabank Arena. Scoring a win there in Game 1 could be key going forward for this highly-talented team.
However, they will need Joel Embiid to play much better than he did last game. Embiid, although battling with sickness and various injuries, scored under 10 points for only the second time in his career.
It was a dismal effort from the 76ers big man and if the 76ers are going to win this game, Embiid will need to push through the pain and get back to his best.
“I didn’t have a good night; didn’t sleep,” Embiid said after Game 4. “Was throwing up. I needed an IV at 6 in the morning. I tried to play and tried to get the win. Obviously, it wasn’t enough.”
Philadelphia will call upon Embiid to have a better game and defending Kawhi Leonard better wouldn’t hurt.
Toronto Raptors Form & News
Despite coming into Game 4 with a 1-2 record in the series, most bettors assumed Toronto would fight back. They did exactly that when taking Game 4 101-96.
It was a must-win game for the Raptors to square the series at 2-2 and now they host Game 5. They lost only nine games on their home court throughout the regular season and that’s going to help.
Toronto did lose Game 1 of the series at Scotiabank Arena but they rebounded with a solid five-point victory. Just because they’re playing at home, doesn’t mean this series is over.
Philadelphia has more young talent than most teams and Toronto know that. Most of the Raptors’ success sits with superstar Kawhi Leonard. He’s averaging 26.6 points per game in the playoffs and he can seemingly get any shot he wants.
Past NBA Betting Tips have favored Toronto simply because Leonard is in the team. That’s a big asset to have and his supporting cast are doing enough. 76ers coach Brett Brown thinks they’re doing a good job defending Leonard.
“I think we’ve done a decent job on him,” Brown said. “Might we look to double team him a little more? Possibly.”
Kyle Lowry has been a bit of a flop but Pascal Siakam has come up strong. He had only nine points in Game 4, due to a calf injury, but he should be fine for this game.
76ers vs Raptors Game 5 Betting Trends & Statistics
- Raptors are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 1 days’ rest.
- Raptors are 3-8-1 ATS in their last 12 conference semifinal games.
- 76ers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a SU loss.
- 76ers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game.
- Under is 6-0 in 76ers last 6 overall.
- 76ers are 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Toronto.
NBA Betting Tips – 76ers vs Raptors Predictions
Our NBA Betting Tips for 76ers vs Raptors Game 5 are for the Raptors. They are the better team in this series and they play as a team.
Having Kawhi Leonard in the team is certainly a positive and he has shown why he’s considered the best two-way player in the game. Leonard should have a big game here and Toronto could cover the spread.
BetOnline has the points spread at –6 and the Raptors could cover that with ease.
NBA Betting Tips: Raptors -6 @ BetOnline