76ers vs. Raptors Game 3 Prediction
The 76ers will look to take a commanding 3-0 series lead against the Raptors in the teams’ NBA Playoffs First Round matchup on Wednesday night at 8:00 p.m. ET. Will Toronto come through as a slight home dog or is Philly the play at -2?
563 Philadelphia 76ers (-2) at 564 Toronto Raptors (+2); o/u 216.5
8:00 p.m. ET, Wednesday, April 20, 2022
Venue: Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, ON
TV: NBA TV
Philadelphia 76ers DFS Notes
James Harden hit 3-of-9 shots, a 3-pointer and 7-of-8 free throws for 14 points, six rebounds, six assists, three steals and two blocks in Monday's win over the Raptors. All five Sixers starters scored in double figures, including dunking Danny Green, and Philly simply doesn't need Harden to be an offensive force. But despite the poor shooting and low scoring, the rest of his stats tonight were fantasy money.
Toronto Raptors DFS Notes
Fred VanVleet played through his knee injury again on Monday but hit just 7-of-23 shots and 5-of-16 3-pointers for 20 points, four rebounds, seven assists, three steals and two blocks in 44 minutes of Monday's loss. He played the first 32 minutes of the game and you have to think his knee might be hurting for Game 3. He wasn't great tonight but he did fill the stat sheet and is powering through the injury. Hopefully, he's good to go for Game 3 on Wednesday.
76ers vs. Raptors Game 3 NBA Playoffs Betting Prediction
The 76ers are still winless against the spread in their last four games versus the Raptors and are 1-5 against the number in their last six games in Toronto. They’re also winless at the betting window in their last five road games, are 0-4 against the spread in their last four games as a road favorite and are just 1-4 ATS in their last five games overall. The Raptors, meanwhile, are 4-0 against the spread in their last four games as a home dog, are 4-1 against the number in their last five games as an underdog and are 5-1 ATS in their last six Conference Quarterfinals games.
NBA PLAYOFFS BETTING PREDICTION: TORONTO RAPTORS +2