Philadelphia 76ers (43-26) welcome Toronto Raptors (39-31) at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on Monday, March 21, 2022 at 6:00 AM (IST) in the regular 2021/22 NBA Season. Here, you can find everything you want to know about Philadelphia 76ers vs Toronto Raptors, such as the match details, recent form, player to watch out for, match prediction and much more.
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Philadelphia 76ers vs Toronto Raptors: Match Details
Date: Monday, March 21, 2022
Time: 6:00 AM IST OR 8:30 PM ET (March 20)
Location: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia
Philadelphia 76ers have been in good form recently. In the last five fixtures, they have won thrice, losing two times (LWLWW). They are 7-3 in their last 10 games.
Toronto Raptors have also been in good form recently. In the last five fixtures, they have won four times, losing just once (WWWWL). They are 6-4 in their last 10 games.
The 76ers currently sit in third place in the Eastern Conference. While the Raptors are positioned four places below them, in seventh place in the Eastern Conference.
Their last meeting took place on December 28, 2021 and it ended in a 114-109 win for the 76ers away in Toronto. This will be their third meeting in the 2021-2022 NBA season.
Player to Watch
Philadelphia 76ers– Joel Embiid
Joel Embiid lead the NBA this season for Points per game (29.9), ahead of the likes of LeBron James (29.5) and Giannis Antetokounmpo (29.8).
Embiid is also averaging 11.4 Rebounds (most), 1.4 Blocks (most) and 4.4 Assists (second-most) for the 76ers.
In Philadelphia’s last match, Embiid added a team-high 8 rebounds, and 4 assists to his game-high 32 points. He also tied a career high with 5 steals in the win against Dallas Mavericks.
Toronto Raptors– Pascal Siakam
Pascal Siakam is averaging 22.0 Points (most), 8.4 Rebounds (most) and 5.1 Assists (second-most) for the Raptors.
However, he also has the most Fouls (3.4) and joint-most Turnovers (2.7) per game for Toronto, which makes him a player to watch out for.
Philadelphia 76ers vs Toronto Raptors: Key Points
- Philadelphia are 20-15 at home, while the Raptors are 22-15 away.
- In their last head-to-head, Joel Embiid put up game-high 36 Points, while Toronto’s Chris Boucher had game-high 19 Rebounds.
- The 76ers (11.7) and the Raptors (11.9) are second and fourth respectively in NBA this season for least Turnovers per game.
- James Harden of Philadelphia sits second in Assists per game (10.2) this NBA campaign.
- In Toronto’s last match, a game-winning 3-pointer from Lakers’ Avery Bradley in Overtime snapped the Raptors’ five-game winning streak.
Philadelphia 76ers vs Toronto Raptors: Match Predictions
Toronto Raptors are underdogs for this game. Oddsmakers are favoring Philadelphia 76ers, especially because of their star power and potential absentees in the opposition dugout.
Predicted Winner: Philadelphia 76ers
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