Philadelphia vs. Toronto: Do ??the 76ers need a win?
12/08/2020, 22:30 GTM
Both teams represent the Eastern Conference and met in the last playoffs, when the Canadians knocked the club out of Pennsylvania in the last second of the decider on their way to the championship. Therefore, the rivals have long-standing scores.
Philadelphia never managed to rise above the sixth place in the Eastern Conference. The Sixers went according to plan, but leaders were injured. First, Ben Simmons was injured and then the injury was recorded to Tobias Harris, Al Horford and Joel Embiid. Because of these problems, Brown's side lost first to Portland (121-124) and then to Phoenix (117-130).
Despite the staffing problems, Philadelphia looked pretty good in the last match. In the attack, the Pennsylvania team played at their level, but the defense game is poor.
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Toronto has booked itself the second line in the East long ago. Regardless of the Raptors' results in the remaining matches, they will remain in their positions. But, even when the result does not really decide anything, Nick Ners' charges continue to demonstrate the championship game. For example, in the last two matches, the team from Canada defeated Memphis (108-99) and Milwaukee (114-106).
The fight against Philadelphia, Toronto may not have an optimal lineup. The appearance on the floor of Kyle Lowry, Serge Ibaki and Fred Vanvliet is questionable. Considering that soon the “reptiles” will play in the playoffs, Nick Nurse is unlikely to risk the health of his leaders.
It is possible that in this match both teams will play with the second line-ups. With Philadelphia, everything is clear: the Sixers have too many injuries. But "Toronto" does not really need this victory. Nick Nurse needs to take care of his leaders, so he can give the young a chance.
Considering that the “seventy-sixths” are fighting for the fifth line of the Eastern Conference, we propose to play a positive head start on them.
Our prediction is Philadelphia's handicap (+7.5) points for 1.67 odds in 1xBet
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