Toronto Raptors at Philadelphia 76ers Game 2 odds, picks and predictions

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The Toronto Raptors (0-1) visit the Philadelphia 76ers (1-0) Monday for Game 2 of their Eastern Conference first-round playoff series. Tip-off at the Wells Fargo Center is set for 7:30 p.m. ET (TNT). Below, we look at the Raptors vs. 76ers odds and lines, and make our expert NBA picks, predictions and bets.

Philly steamrolled Toronto 131-111 in Game 1, winning all “four factors” and outscoring the Raptors in every quarter despite Sixers big Joel Embiid and G James Harden shooting a combined 34.4% from the field.

However, the Sixers shot 51.2% as a team, attempted 11 more free throws, threw 29 assists on 3 turnovers and G Tyrese Maxey erupted for a game-high 38 points on 66.7% shooting (5-of-8 from 3).

The Raptors could be without several rotation players for Game 2, including two starters in F Scottie Barnes and SG Gary Trent Jr.

Raptors at 76ers odds and lines

  • Money line (ML): Raptors +280 (bet $100 to win $280) | 76ers -370 (bet $370 to win $100)
  • Against the spread: Raptors +7.5 (-112) | 76ers -7.5 (-108)
  • Over/Under: 216.5 (O: -110 | U: -110)

Raptors at 76ers key injuries

Raptors

  • SF Scottie Barnes (ankle) doubtful
  • SG Gary Trent Jr. (illness) doubtful
  • PF Thaddeus Young (thumb) doubtful

76ers

Raptors at 76ers picks and predictions

Prediction

76ers 114, Raptors 109

Money line

PASS.

Philly overwhelmed Toronto in Game 1 even though Embiid and Harden had subpar games, but the 76ers (-370) are way too expensive for a playoff game.

I “lean” toward Toronto’s spread but, with Barnes and Trent most likely missing Game 2, I cannot sprinkle on the Raptors (+280).

Author: Lucy Green