Date/Time: 05-07-2019, 20:00 EDT
Spread: Philadelphia 76ers +2.5
In the 6th Game of this Eastern Conference second rounder, the 3rd Philadelphia Sixers, in this do-or-die game that they are forced to win in order to avoid being eliminated, are hosting the 2nd Toronto Raptors, who have re-taken the lead in the series with 3-2 wins after winning back-to-back games and will be looking to end the series today.
Raptors had a 58-24 record (38-44 ATS) in the regular season and finished in the second place of the East. They have won their last 2 games and in their latest matchup they were victorious against Philadelphia at home in the fifth game of the series, 125-89. Sixers had a 51-31 record (38-44 ATS) in the regular season and finished third in the East. They have lost their last 2 games and in their latest matchup they got defeated by Toronto on the road in the fifth game of the series, 89-125.
Top Basketball BookmakersToronto are led in scoring by Kawhi Leonard with 31.2 ppg. He also leads the team in rebounding with 8.2 per game, while Pascal Siakam follows with 21.7 ppg, adding 7 rebounds per game. Kyle Lowry adds 12.6 ppg, 4.9 rebounds and a team high 7.3 assists per game. Philadelphia are led in scoring by Joel Embiid with 20.4 ppg. He also leads the team in rebounding with 10.2 per game, while Jimmy Butler follows with 19.2 ppg, adding 6.2 rebounds and 5.3 assists per game. Tobias Harris adds 15.5 ppg, 9.1 rebounds and 4 assists per game.
Toronto leads Philadelphia 6-3 wins so far this season with both teams having won twice in Philadelphia. Philadelphia are 34-12 at home, while Toronto are 29-16 on the road. Philadelphia have a better offense with 114.6 ppg to Toronto’s 113.4, while Toronto have a better defense, allowing 106.9 ppg to Philadelphia’s 111.9. Both teams have almost the same accuracy from the field (47.3% to 47%), while Toronto have a better accuracy from behind the arc (36.4% to 35.6%). Toronto commit fewer turnovers (13.1 to 14.6), while Philadelphia grab more rebounds (47.9 to 44.8) and dish more assists per game (26.7 to 25.1). Philadelphia will definitely get away with the home win one way or another today and force a game 7.
Toronto Raptors vs Philadelphia 76ers Game 6 Prediction: Philadelphia 76ers +2.5 (-111)