Toronto Raptors (46-33) welcome Philadelphia 76ers (49-30) at the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto on Friday, April 8, 2022 at 5:00 AM (IST) in the regular 2021/22 NBA Season. Here, you can find everything you want to know about Toronto Raptors vs Philadelphia 76ers, such as the match details, recent form, player to watch out for, match prediction and much more.
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Toronto Raptors vs Philadelphia 76ers: Match Details
Date: Friday, April 8, 2022
Time: 5:00 AM IST OR 7:30 PM ET (April 7)
Location: Scotiabank Arena, Toronto
Toronto Raptors have been in great form recently. In the last five fixtures, they have won four times, losing just once (WWWLW). They are 7-3 in their last 10 games.
Philadelphia 76ers have been in decent form recently. In the last five fixtures, they have won thrice, losing two times (LLWWW). They are 6-4 in their last 10 games.
The Raptors currently sit in fifth place in the Eastern Conference. While the 76ers are positioned a place above them, in fourth place in the Eastern Conference.
Their last meeting took place on March 20, 2022 and it ended in a 93-88 win for the Raptors away in Philadelphia. This will be their fourth meeting in the 2021-2022 NBA season.
Player to Watch
Toronto Raptors– Pascal Siakam
Pascal Siakam is averaging 22.4 points (most), 8.4 rebounds (most) and 5.2 assists (second-most) over 65 games with Toronto this season.
Siakam put up game-high 31 points in their last game, against Atlanta Hawks.
However, he also has the highest Fouls (3.4) and Turnovers (2.7) per game for the Raptors, which makes him a player to watch out for.
Philadelphia 76ers– Joel Embiid
Joel Embiid is second in NBA this season for Points per game (30.2), only behind LeBron James (30.3).
Embiid is also averaging 11.6 Rebounds (most), 1.5 Blocks (most) and 4.2 Assists (third-most) for the 76ers.
In Philadelphia’s last match, Embiid added game-highs 13 rebounds and 45 points against Indiana Pacers.
Toronto Raptors vs Philadelphia 76ers: Key Points
- Toronto are 22-17 at home, while the 76ers are 27-13 away.
- In their most recent head-to-head, Pascal Siakam put up game-high 26 Points, while James Harden had game-high 8 Assists.
- Fred VanVleet of the Raptors has made the third most 3-pointers (240) this NBA term.
- Matisse Thybulle of Philadelphia sits joint-third in Steals per game (1.8) this NBA term along with Toronto’s Gary Trent Jr.
- Yuta Watanabe of the Raptors is doubtful for this game.
Toronto Raptors vs Philadelphia 76ers: Match Prediction
Philadelphia 76ers are slight underdogs for this game. Oddsmakers are marginally favoring Toronto Raptors, especially because of their recent rich vein of form.
Predicted Winner: Toronto Raptors
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