Toronto Raptors at Philadelphia 76ers Game 5 odds, picks and predictions

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The Toronto Raptors (1-3) visit Wells Fargo Center Monday to take on the Philadelphia 76ers (3-1) in Game 5 of the frst-round Eastern Conference series. Tip-off is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET. Below, we look at the Raptors vs. 76ers odds and lines, and make our expert NBA picks, predictions and bets.

The Raptors won for the first time in the series, winning Saturday’s Game 4 110-102 after losing Game 3 in brutal fashion when 76ers C Joel Embiid hit a game-winning 3 in overtime.

Toronto starting PG Fred VanVleet is listed as questionable. He played just 14 minutes in Game 4 as G Gary Trent Jr. and F Pascal Siakam combined for 58 points. Siakam has led the Raptors, averaging 22.5 points per game.

The Raptors have covered just 1 of their last 6 and are 15-13-1 against the spread (ATS) as road underdogs. The Sixers are 15-18 ATS as home favorites and covered both home games this series.

Embiid leads the way averaging 26 points per game. Second-year G Tyrese Maxey is the only other Sixer averaging over 20 ppg. The Sixers are 3-1 ATS in this series, covering in each win.

Raptors at 76ers odds and lines

  • Money line: Raptors +270 (bet $100 to win $270) | 76ers -360 (bet $360 to win $100)
  • Against the spread (ATS): Raptors +7.5 (-115) | 76ers -7.5 (-107)
  • Over/Under (O/U): 210.5 (O: -107 | U: -115)

Raptors at 76ers key injuries

Raptors

  • G Fred VanVleet (hip) questionable

76ers

  • C Joel Embiid (thumb) available

Raptors at 76ers picks and predictions

Prediction

76ers 108, Raptors 105

Money line

PASS.

I like the Sixers to close the series out at home, but at -360, I wouldn’t bet on it. Similarly, the Raptors haven’t come close to beating Philly at home, so I wouldn’t back their money line value at +270.