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Play Time: 10/07/2021 19:00
The Toronto Raptors and Philadelphia 76ers meet Thursday in NBA preseason action at the Wells Fargo Center.
Philadelphia 76ers finished the 2020-21 NBA regular season as the top seeded team in the Eastern Conference. In their previous meeting, Philadelphia 76ers, going through internal turmoil and drama regarding Ben Simmons' future with the team, were soundly beaten by the home side. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 107 points on 41.7 percent shooting and allowing 123 points on 50 percent shooting. The Sixers are shooting 23.5 percent from beyond the arc and 73.1 percent from the free throw line. They are allowing 44.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40 rebounds per game.
Toronto Raptors were ranked 12th in the same conference in last season. On Monday, Toronto built a 13-point halftime lead and were not challenged during the second half of a 123-107 home victory versus Philadelphia. The Toronto Raptors are averaging 123 points on 50 percent shooting and allowing 107 points on 41.7 percent shooting. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 44.1 percent from beyond the arc and 66.7 percent from the free throw line. The Toronto Raptors are allowing 23.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 57 rebounds per game.
The Toronto Raptors demolished the Philadelphia 76ers defense in the previous game. However, it’s believed that Philadelphia 76ers will play better at home with Curry, Tyrese and Drummond. Therefore, take Philadelphia 76ers to win here.
Philadelphia 76ers -11