Date/Time: 05-02-2019, 20:00 EDT
Spread: Philadelphia 76ers +1.5
In game 3 of this Eastern Conference semifinal, the 3rd Philadelphia Sixers, are hosting the 2nd Raptors with the series being tied 1-1 wins after the two games in Toronto. In the second game the Sixers utilized a strong first half performance in which they outscored the hosts with a 51-38 score and managed to make a break on the road.
Raptors had a 58-24 record (38-44 ATS) in the regular season and finished in the second place of the East. In their latest matchup they saw a 5-game victory streak end with a home defeat by Philadelphia in the second game of the series, 89-94. Sixers had a 51-31 record (38-44 ATS) in the regular season and finished in the 3rd place of the East. They are 5-1 in their last 6 games and in their latest matchup they were victorious against Toronto on the road in the second game of the series, 94-89.
Top Basketball BookmakersToronto are led in scoring by Kawhi Leonard with 31.3 ppg. He also adds 7.3 rebounds per game, while Pascal Siakam follows with 23.3 ppg and leads the team in rebounding with 8 per game. Kyle Lowry adds 12.3 ppg and leads the team in assists made with 8 per game. Philadelphia are led in scoring by Joel Embiid with 21.2 ppg. He also leads the team in rebounding with 11.3 per game, while Jimmy Butler follows with 17 ppg, adding 5.3 rebounds and 4.7 assists per game. Tobias Harris adds 15.9 ppg, 10.1 rebounds and 4.4 assists per game.
Toronto leads Philadelphia 4-2 wins so far this season and are 1-1 on the road. Philadelphia are 33-11 at home, while Toronto are 28-15 on the road. Philadelphia have a better offense with 115.1 ppg to Toronto’s 113.6, while Toronto have a better defense, allowing 107.1 ppg to Philadelphia’s 112.1. Both squads have almost the same accuracy from the field (47.3% to 47.1%), while Toronto have a better accuracy from behind the arc (36.5% to 35.7%). Toronto commit fewer turnovers per game (13.2 to 14.6), while Philadelphia grab more rebounds (48.1 to 45) and dish more assists per game (26.8 to 25.4). Philadelphia are the favorite at home and expect them to win one way or another today.
Toronto Raptors vs Philadelphia 76ers Game 3 Prediction: Philadelphia 76ers +1.5 (-109)