The NBA playoffs are back on the schedule today as the Philadelphia 76ers will be trying to take a vital 3-1 lead when they take on the Toronto Raptors. This will be Game 4 of their best of seven Eastern Conference semifinal series.
Toronto Raptors Form
The Raptors are heading into this game after two defeats in a row. They were able to win the first game but since then they have been on the losing side. Also, it seems that the 76ers defence is too strong for them as the Raptors were kept at bay with less than 100 points in the last two games. They will try to turn the tide and end their losing streak and retake home court advantage with a win on Sunday afternoon.
On the offensive side of the game, the Raptors score an average of 103 points per game during the playoffs. Also, Kawhi Leonard has been playing well as his average 31.5 points per game in the postseason.
On the defensive side of the game, Toronto is conceding an average of 116 points per game during the postseason.
Philadelphia 76ers Form
The 76ers lost the first game of the series and it seemed like they are the underdog in this duel. However, this is a strong team and they were able to bounce back as they won the last two games. Now, they lead the series with 2-1 and a win in this game will a big step for them. Also, their defensive tactics seem to be working well against the Raptors as they kept the 8th best offensive team in the league under 100 points in the last two games.
Philadelphia strongest weapon is their defence and this team is also solid on the offensive side of the field.
The 76ers offensive record stands at solid 114.4 points per game in the playoffs. And their main guy in the postseason is Joel Embiid as he leads the team with 22.9 points per game in the playoffs.
On the defensive side of the game, the 76ers conceded an average of 97.3 points in the games against the Raptors. Therefore, it is safe to say that they have been doing a good job so far in keeping Toronto at bay.
The 76ers have been playing well this season and they were able to maintain their good form in the playoffs as well. They have a very strong defence and they are efficient on the offence. On the other side, Toronto is a good team but it seems that they cannot find a proper answer to Philadelphia stubborn defence. Therefore, I expect another win for Philadelphia in this game.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Toronto Raptors vs. Philadelphia 76ers 05/05/2019 is: take the Philadelphia 76ers -125 (MoneyLine).
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