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    Philadelphia 76ers versus Toronto Raptors Pick Prediction NBA Pro Basketball Odds Preview 1-18-2013


    by tonytssportsbets

    The 14-23 Toronto Raptors will be the road team when they face the 16-23 Philadelphia 76ers in an NBA pro basketball game on Friday night. Tip off time from Philadelphia is scheduled for 7PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBA League Pass Channel.

    The NBA odds in this game has the home team Philadelphia 76ers favored by -4 points with an over under line of 190 points. When the NBA odds came out a few hours ago it was the 76ers favored by -3 ½ points and a total of 190 points. There has been a ½ point move on the home side Philadelphia.

    The teams have met three times this season with the 76ers winning and covering in two of the three games.

    The Raptors are 4-16 straight up on the road this season. The team has lost three straight games. In this losing streak the Raptors have allowed 107 points or greater. They are coming off the 107-105 home overtime loss on Wednesday night to the Chicago Bulls as a +4 ½ point underdog. The total came in at over 183 points. Toronto shot nearly 45% from the floor and got good production from their bench for 66 of the teams 105 points. Alan Anderson had 27 points and five boards on 10 of 18 shooting. Toronto is a bottom third team in the league in field goal percentage on both sides of the court as they hit on under 44% of their shots and allow nearly 46% shooting.

    The 76ers are 10-9 on their home court. The club has played poorly losing eight of their past ten games. They come off the 111-99 home defeat on Tuesday to the New Orleans Hornets as a -3 point betting favorite. The game ended over 183 ½ points. The Philadelphia defense allows the Hornets 53% shooting along with 10 of 18 from three. In a game where the 76ers offense finally showed a pulse they can’t defend. They made over 47% of their shots and 11 of 21 from beyond the arc. The 76ers are 27th in the NBA in scoring offense averaging under 93 points a game.