7:05 pm
November 11

Raptors @ 76ers

Who will WIN this matchup?

Toronto Raptors (6-6)

@ Philadelphia 76ers (8-4)


Current odds:

Toronto Raptors: (+130)

Philadelphia 76ers: (-150)


• The line for this game is 76ers by 3 points.

• Despite a litany of Philadelphia 76ers players sidelined for various reasons, opportunities are arising for some of the squad’s younger members. And they are taking full advantage heading into a matchup with the Toronto Raptors on Thursday.

• Even though the Sixers took their second loss in a row Tuesday, falling 118-109 to the Milwaukee Bucks, several Philadelphia players shined. Tyrese Maxey scored 31 points, and Paul Reed added six points and six rebounds to go along with some suffocating defense on Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo.

• The Sixers continue to be without Joel Embiid, Tobias Harris, Matisse Thybulle and Isaiah Joe for health and safety protocols, and Ben Simmons remains absent for personal reasons. Seth Curry (foot) missed Tuesday’s game, and it was unclear if he would be back to face the Raptors. Despite the absences, Philadelphia battled the defending champion Bucks to the final buzzer.

• The Raptors will hope to avoid a fourth straight loss when they face the Sixers. Toronto fell 104-88 on the road against the Boston Celtics on Wednesday. Scottie Barnes led the Raptors with 21 points while Fred VanVleet added 16. Gary Trent Jr. and OG Anunoby had 14 apiece, but it wasn’t nearly enough to end the losing streak.

• Pascal Siakam had eight points and seven rebounds in just his second game back from an injured shoulder. Siakam had surgery in the offseason. Still, coach Nick Nurse said after the game that Siakam likely will rest on the second leg of a back-to-back.

• The Raptors, meanwhile, don’t have time to dwell on the 16-point loss to the Celtics. Another difficult matchup looms despite the Sixers’ thin roster.

StreakSmarter Pick
Philadelphia 76ers