The Toronto Raptors got wrecked hard by the Philadelphia 76ers in Game 2. But at least for the Raptors, they will get another shot at stealing a win in Philly before the series crosses the border. Check out our preview below of Game 2 of Raptors vs. Sixers 2022 NBA Playoffs series.
Betting Preview for the Toronto Raptors vs Philadelphia 76ers NBA Playoffs Round 1 Game 2 on April 18, 2022
Where: Wells Fargo Center Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
When: Monday, April 18, 2022, 1:00 PM ET
TV Broadcast: ESPN
Betting on the Toronto Raptors (+7.5)
Regular Season Record: 48-34
The Raptors got a double blackeye in the series opener. Not only did Toronto suffer a 131-111 loss on the road. They also seemingly lost star rookie Scottie Barnes for probably at least Game 2. Barnes suffered a nasty ankle injury. Barnes’ status should be closely monitored, but if he can’t go, Toronto will be looking for Chris Boucher and Precious Achiuwa to step up. The Raps are also hoping for Gary Trent Jr. to find his shooting touch after going 2/11 form the field and 2/7 from deep in Game 1. Pascal Siakam led Toronto with 24 points, while Fred VanVleet had 18 points and six assists. Where Toronto must improve is in transition defense, as the Raps gave up 20 fast break points to Philly while they only had 10.
The Over is 3-1 in Toronto’s last four games overall.
Betting on the Philadelphia 76ers (-7.5)
Regular Season Record: 51-31
While James Harden and Joel Embiid had all the attention on the side of the Sixers heading into Game 1, it was Tyrese Maxey who actually blew up in the series opener. Maxey exploded for 38 points on 14/21 shooting from the field in a breakout playoff performance. The challenge for Maxey now is whether he can come up with the same production, though, Philly doesn’t really need him to, so long as Harden and Embiid are functioning. Both superstars shot below 50 percent from the field in Game 1, yet the Sixers still dominated. Better days are ahead for Harden and Embiid offensively and that sounds trouble for a Toronto squad that might not have Barnes on Monday.
The Sixers are 2-0 against the spread in their last two games.
The Sixers win, 115-109.
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