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76ers vs. Raptors prediction, odds: 2022 NBA playoff picks, Game 5 best bets from model on 86-58 run

The Philadelphia 76ers host the Toronto Raptors in a potential series-clinching Game 5 on Monday evening. Philadelphia jumped out to a 3-0 series lead before Toronto secured a crucial 110-102 win on Saturday. The Raptors may be without guard Fred VanVleet, who is listed as questionable (left hip flexor strain). Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid has a torn ligament in his thumb, but he’s planning to play through it as long as the Sixers remain in the 2022 NBA playoffs. 

Tipoff is at 8 p.m. ET at Wells Fargo Center. Philadelphia is favored by eight points in the latest 76ers vs. Raptors odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under is 209.5. Before making any Raptors vs. 76ers picks, you need to see the NBA predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s advanced computer simulation model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned well over $10,000 in profit for $100 players on its top-rated NBA picks over the past three-plus seasons. The model enters the second full week of the 2022 NBA playoffs on a stunning 86-58 roll on all top-rated NBA picks, returning over $2,100. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Sixers vs. Raptors, and just revealed its picks and NBA playoff predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Now, here are several NBA odds and playoff betting lines for Raptors vs. Sixers:

  • 76ers vs. Raptors spread: Philadelphia -8
  • 76ers vs. Raptors over-under: 209.5 points
  • 76ers vs. Raptors money line: Toronto +280, Philadelphia -350
  • PHI: 76ers are 4-1 ATS in their last five games overall
  • TOR: Raptors are 5-1 ATS in their last six conference quarterfinals games

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Why the 76ers can cover

Embiid is a dominant force down low with terrific footwork. Embiid can pile up rebounds, blocks and get high percentage buckets consistently. The five-time All-Star also flashes a sweet jumper from mid-range and 3-point land. Embiid is averaging 26 points, 11.8 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game. In Game 2, Embiid racked up 33 points and 13 rebounds.

Guard Tyrese Maxey has been an explosive scorer in the backcourt. Maxey creates his own shot with a quick first step and is fearless when putting the ball on the deck. The Kentucky product also has a reliable jumper on the outside. The 2020 first-round pick is second on the team in points (22.8) with 5.8 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game. In Game 3, Maxey finished with 19 points and four rebounds. 

Why the Raptors can cover

Forward Pascal Siakam is long, quick, and can move well for a big man. Siakam has good footwork and runs the floor for constant put-backs and dunks. The 2020 All-Star has a solid jumper and shows great effort on the defensive end. Siakam is averaging 22.5 points, 6.5 rebounds and 5.3 assists per game. In his last outing, he totaled 34 points, eight rebounds and five assists.

Forward OG Anunoby is a top-tier defender who uses his wingspan, quickness and explosiveness to beat his opponents to their spots. Anunoby is also a solid leaper with a consistent jump shot. The Indiana product is second on the team in scoring (20.8) with 4.5 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game. He’s scored 20-plus three of the four games thus far, including 26 points, five rebounds and four assists in Game 3. 

How to make Raptors vs. 76ers picks

SportsLine’s model is leaning over on the total, projecting the teams to combine for 219 points. The model also says one side of the spread hits in well over 50 percent of simulations. You can only see the model’s Raptors vs. 76ers pick at SportsLine.

So who wins 76ers vs. Raptors? And which side of the spread hits in well over 50 percent of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the 76ers vs. Raptors spread you need to jump on Saturday, all from the model that has crushed its NBA picks, and find out.  

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