Raptors Basketball Betting: Toronto at Philadelphia Preview

Andrea Bargnani hopes Tuesday’s itinerary includes a plate of spaghetti and a win in Philly.

Toronto Raptors at Philadelphia 76ers (-5, O/U 182)

Road victories don’t come too easily for the Raptors these days, but they might like their chances of stealing one Tuesday in Philadelphia.

Toronto has won nine of its past 13 visits to the 76ers, including a 99-78 romp in the Raps’ last trip to Philly April 4, and is 18-5-2 against the spread in its last 25 at the Sixers. Perhaps that history of success can help the Raptors overcome their struggles on the road this season, as the team has averaged only 91 points a game away from the Air Canada Centre (10.2 less than their average output at home).

Toronto is coming off a come-from-behind 97-86 home victory over Orlando Sunday. Jose Calderon had nine points and a season-high 18 assists, proving to be a nice backup for injured point guard Kyle Lowry.

Philadelphia will be concluding a five-game homestand during which the Sixers lost the first two before winning the last two. Philly downed the Cavaliers 86-79 Sunday.

The Sixers have been known to play some snoozers this season, ranking near the bottom of the NBA in offence but in the top five in defence.

Philly has won five of its last six games against the Raptors, including a 93-83 win in Toronto Nov. 10.

Some strong trends point to the under in this one. The under is 17-4 in the Raptors’ last 21 division games, 5-0 in the last 5 meetings between the teams and 4-0 in the last four meetings in Philly.


Trends In Other NBA Tuesday betting lines:

New York (-5.5, O/U 189.5) at New Orleans

– Knicks are 27-11 ATS in their last 28 games… Hornets are 20-8 ATS in their last 28 games… Hornets are 12-2 ATS in their last 14 home games… Knicks are 9-1 ATS in their last 10 games versus sub-.500 teams… Knicks are 7-1 ATS in last 8 games against New Orleans… Over is 9-3 in last 12 meetings in New Orleans

Brooklyn at LA Lakers (-6.5, O/U 208.5)

– Nets are 16-5 ATS in last 21 games vs NBA Pacific… Nets are 3-0-2 ATS last 5 overall… Lakers are 8-20 ATS in last 28 games after a win… Lakers are 5-1 ATS in last 6 home games… Under is 19-7-1 in Nets’ last 27 road games… Over is 9-4 in Lakers’ last 13 games… Under is 5-0-1 in last 6 meetings in series… Road team is 12-4-2 ATS in last 18 meetings in series.