Toronto Raptors vs Philadelphia 76ers NBA Pick – Game 2

The NBA is set up with another strong slate of action throughout April 18. Three playoff games are up on the board throughout Monday night. One of these games will be between the Toronto Raptors and the Philadelphia 76ers. These two teams have been strong on the season and will look for a big win in Game 2. This game will tip off at around 7:30 PM Eastern time.

Toronto finished the regular season with a record of 48-34, which had them in fifth place of the Eastern Conference. The Raptors fell down 0-1 in this series with a tough loss in Game 1. Toronto will look to come out faster after a strong finish to the regular season. I expect the Raptors to step up early in this one on the road.

The 76ers put up a record of 51-31 during the regular season, which had them grab the fourth spot in the Eastern Conference. Philadelphia has jumped out to an early 1-0 series lead with a strong Game 1 performance.

The 76ers will look to build off that win at home in this one.
Philadelphia will look to grab an important 2-0 series lead before going on the road. These two teams have been strong throughout this season and will look for a big win in Game 2 of this series.

The Raptors struggled to defend early in Game 1 and had some foul trouble. Toronto will look to play a smoother game in this one. Philadelphia will look to step up early as well. If either team can come out hot, it could be enough to lead them to the win.

Game Overview

The following odds are courtesy of Bovada:
Teams Spread Money Line Total
Toronto Raptors +7 (-110) +240 Over 218 (-110)
Philadelphia 76ers -7 (-110) -290 Under 218 (-110)
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Team Data Toronto Raptors Philadelphia 76ers
Playoff Record 0-1 1-0
Away/ Home Playoff Record 0-1 1-0
Playoff PPG 111.0 131.0
Playoff PPG Away/ Home 111.0 131.0
Playoff PAPG 131.0 111.0
Playoff PAPG Away/ Home 131.0 111.0

Toronto Raptors and Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends

Toronto Raptors

  • 45-37 ATS this season
  • 20-17 ATS as an underdog
  • 25-17 ATS in road games
  • 3-4 ATS in April
  • 10-7 ATS against divisional opponents
  • 0-1 ATS in Playoffs
  • 2-0 ATS after allowing 130 points or more
  • 9-5 ATS after a loss by 10 or more points
  • 29-16 ATS against team with a winning record

Philadelphia 76ers

  • 38-44 ATS this season
  • 25-30 ATS as a favorite
  • 18-24 ATS in home games
  • 3-4 ATS in April
  • 7-10 ATS against divisional opponents
  • 1-0 ATS in Playoffs
  • 13-15 ATS after a win by 10 or more points
  • 3-2 ATS after scoring 130 points or more
  • 9-9 ATS after three or more straight wins
  • 20-23 ATS against team with a winning record


These two teams met up for Game 1 of this series on April 16. Pascal Siakam dropped 24 points and 7 assists, while OG Anunoby put up 20 points. It was not enough for the Raptors though. Tyrese Maxey scored 38 points and Tobias Harris added 26 points. Joel Embiid added 19 points and 15 rebounds as the 76ers earned a dominant 131-111 win at home.

Field Goal Shooting

The Raptors struggled shooting the ball a bit on the season. Toronto made 44.5 percent of their shots from the field, which was 25th in the league. The Raptors shot 34.9 percent from deep, which was 20th in the NBA this season. Toronto sunk 75.9 percent of their shots from the free throw line, which was 23rd in the NBA. The Raptors will look to step up shooting the ball in the playoffs.

Philadelphia was strong shooting the ball on the season as well.
The 76ers were shooting 46.6 percent from the field, which was 16th in the NBA. Philadelphia made 36.4 percent of their shots from behind the arc, which is 7th in the league. The 76ers drained 82.1 percent of their shots from the charity stripe, which was 1st in the NBA.

The 76ers were the better team shooting the ball during the regular season and had a slight edge on defense. Philadelphia held opposing teams to a 45.8 percent from the field, which was 15th in the league. Toronto allowed their opponents to shoot 46.2 percent from the field, which was 17th in the NBA. The Raptors will need their defense to step up in Game 2.

Top Performers

Pascal Siakam and Fred VanVleet were the leaders for Toronto in the regular season. Siakam averaged 22.8 points and 8.5 rebounds per game. VanVleet was averaging 20.3 points and 6.7 assists per game. Gary Trent Jr. averaged 18.3 points per game, while OG Anunoby was averaging 17.1 points. Scottie Barnes averaged 15.3 points per game to round out the lineup.

Joel Embiid and James Harden were a strong duo after teaming up after the All-Star break. Embiid was averaging 30.6 points and 11.7 rebounds per game. Harden averaged 21 points, 10.5 assists and 7.1 rebounds per game. Tyrese Maxey was averaging 17.5 points per game. Tobias Harris averaged 17.2 points to round out the lineup in the regular season.

These two teams will look for their stars to step up in Game 2. Philadelphia had a monster performance from Maxey in Game 1 and will look for him to build off of it. VanVleet fouled out in Game 1, which hurt Toronto down the stretch and Trent Jr. struggled in the series opener. If either team can have some players step up early, it could be enough for the win.

Pick Overview

These two teams met up in solid Game 1, but Philadelphia was able to run away with it late. The Raptors are a better team than that first game implied and I think Toronto will bounce back in this one. I expect the Raptors to make some adjustments early in this one.

If Toronto can come out with better intensity in Game 2, I expect an exciting matchup. Bovada has the 76ers listed as a -7 against the spread in this one.

This gives a big edge to Philadelphia at home in this one. I think that this line should be a bit closer to even with both teams competing in the playoffs. The Raptors will look to avoid early foul trouble and to get more depth scoring. I think Toronto will keep this game closer with a chance to earn the win.

The Bet
Toronto Raptors +7
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Andruw Burling / Author

Andruw Burling has been writing sports picks since 2017, covering mainly NHL and NBA content, but doing work in other sports as well. Andruw grew up in Las Vegas and has been around sports since a young age. He grew up a huge NHL and NBA fan and continues to use that knowledge in his content today.

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