Sixers Open as Betting Favorites to Beat Raptors in Seven Games

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  • The Sixers have opened as -210 favorites to win their first round playoff series against the Toronto Raptors.
  • Online sportsbook BetOnline is favoring the 76ers to win the series in 7 games at +235.
  • Game 1 will be at the Wells Fargo Center with Philadelphia currently listed as -4.5 point spread betting favorites.

The Philadelphia 76ers have opened as the betting favorites to win their first-round Eastern Conference playoff series against the Toronto Raptors.

The Sixers hit the betting boards with an opening odds of -210 while the Raptors came back as the +170 betting underdogs at the best NBA betting sites:

No. 4 Sixers vs No. 5 Raptors

The 76ers finished the regular season tied with the second-best record in the Eastern Conference at 51-31 but after the tiebreakers were applied, they ended up as the 4th seed. The Sixers closed out the regular season with a 6-4 L-10 games record while winning five out of their last six games played.

Meanwhile, the Raptors stormed to the 5th seed with a hot streak that began in March. Toronto is 14-4 in their last 18 games played, the best record in the NBA during that stretch. They had a L-10 games record of 8-2, losing their final game of the regular season to the New York Knicks which was a no-bearing game where both Pascal Siakam and Freed VanVleet sat out.

Toronto won their regular season series 3-1 including a 119-114 win just last April 7th. The last time these teams met in the playoffs was in 2019 when Kawhi Leonard hit a game-winning jumper in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. The Raptors went on to win the 2019 NBA title.

Game 1 of the Series Will be On Saturday

Game 1 of the series will be on Saturday at 6 p.m. at the Wells Fargo Center. The Sixers have opened as the -4.5 point spread and -190 Moneyline favorites to beat the Raptors in the opening game of the series. Meanwhile, the Raptors head to Philly as +165 Moneyline and +4.5 points spread underdogs.

Below is the series schedule:

According to the BetOnline App, the series is favored to go the full seven-game route at +195 while the odds of it ending in Game 6 is listed at +200. The series ending in five games is third at +250 while a sweep by either team is currently priced at +575.

ESPN polled its personalities on the series and 12 of 17 picked it to go seven games while the remaining five picked the series to end in Game 6. 9 of the 12 who picked the series to reach Game 7 predicted that the Sixers will emerge victorious. Meanwhile, three of the five who picked the series to end in six games also picked the 76ers to triumph.

The Sixers are +325 favorites to win the series in seven games. Philadelphia winning in five games is next at +375 while the Sixers ending the series in six games is third at +450. Toronto enters the picture at +650 to win the series in seven games. That is followed by Philly sweeping the series at +750. The Raptors winning 4-2 is at +1000 while Toronto in five games is listed at +1100 and a Raptors sweep is priced at +2200.

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Shane Acedera / Author

Shane grew up watching the Magic & Bird rivalry but ended up rooting for Detroit's Bad Boys team in the 1990s NBA. He loves to tell sports stories and has been writing about sports since high school. When Shane isn't busy jotting down his thoughts, he's just chillin' at home with his wife Rocelle and their two dogs named Horry and Fisher. He recently added a new family member, adopting a handsome retired K-9 named Ranger.

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