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This Saturday night in the NBA 2023-24 season features the Philadelphia 76ers on the road to take on the Toronto Raptors. Both teams are coming off a loss, though the 76ers were still impressive in defeat against Milwaukee on Thursday.
Toronto Raptors vs Philadelphia 76ers – game predictions
- 1 Toronto Raptors vs Philadelphia 76ers – game predictions
- 2 76ers seek first win of season
- 3 Key game details
The 76ers are a 4-point road favorite with a total of 216.5 points.
Prediction 1: 76ers -4 @ -110 (1.91)
Even though the 76ers are on the road, they had Friday night off while the Raptors went to overtime with Chicago and lost. The 76ers were 14-8-1 ATS (63.6%) as a road favorite last season and have a good rest advantage here. They also have the better roster even without James Harden playing. Joel Embiid got plenty of help in Milwaukee, but Damian Lillard was just too much for the 76ers. The Raptors, who lost Fred VanVleet, lack that kind of big-time scorer, and their bench was crushed by the Bulls on Friday night. The 76ers have the deeper roster even without James Harden, and they should move to 1-1 here.
Prediction 2: Joel Embiid Over 9.5 Rebounds @ -140 (1.71)
The reigning MVP only had 7 boards (all on defense) in Milwaukee, a game where the Bucks shot 50% from the field. This should be an uglier game offensively, and Embiid had double-digit boards in 10-of-12 matchups the last two seasons against Toronto, including 5 times in 6 playoff games in April 2022. This should be a double-double for the MVP.
76ers seek first win of season
Without James Harden, we should still see a good effort from the 76ers as we did against an elite team in Milwaukee on Thursday night. The 76ers got 31 points from Tyrese Maxey, and Kelly Oubre was a surprise off the bench with 27 points. Tobias Harris also gave Embiid a third teammate with 20 points, but the 76ers still lost that game because of how well Damian Lillard played with 39 points.
Toronto Raptors news, injuries, and starting lineups
The Raptors have to be kicking themselves after losing to Chicago in overtime on Friday night despite outshooting the Bulls. The Raptors shot 46.4% from the field compared to 37.4% for Chicago, a differential that usually produces a win in the NBA. But the Raptors were also minus-5 in turnovers and minus-3 in missed free throws, killer plays in a game decided by 1 point. They also lack a big scorer as Scottie Barnes was the only Raptor to hit 20 points, and he also had 7 turnovers Friday night to sour his triple-double performance.
Toronto Raptors injury report:
- C Christian Koloko (illness) – Out
Toronto Raptors starting lineup:
Dennis Schroder, OG Anunoby, Scottie Barnes, Pascal Siakam, Jakob Poeltl
Philadelphia 76ers news, injuries, and starting lineups
The James Harden saga continues for Philadelphia, including the NBA prompting an investigation into why a healthy player is being held out of regular season games. But the 76ers have to do what they can to play these games without it being a big distraction. The way they played in Milwaukee is a good sign that they can do this, and there could be a trade soon.
Philadelphia 76ers injury report:
- James Harden (personal) – Out
Philadelphia 76ers starting lineup:
Tyrese Maxey, Tobias Harris, P.J. Tucker, De’Anthony Melton, Joel Embiid
Raptors vs 76ers head to head record
The 76ers were 3-1 last season against Toronto. Here are the results from the last 5 meetings:
- 31/3/2023: 76ers won 117-110 in Philadelphia
- 19/12/2022: 76ers won 104-101 in Philadelphia
- 28/10/2022: 76ers won 112-90 in Toronto
- 26/10/2022: 76ers lost 119-109 in Toronto
- 28/4/2022: 76ers won 132-97 in Toronto (playoff game)
Key game details
- Date & Time: October 29, 2023, 00:30 GMT
- Venue: Scotiabank Arena – Toronto, ON
- Where to watch match in UK: NBA League Pass or other live stream
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