The Toronto Raptors will continue to look for their first win when they meet 76 Philadelphia Ers on Tuesday night as a 1.5-point underdog in NBA responses to sports books monitored by Odsarsark.com.
Toronto led by 10 points early on Saturday in a 119-1141 loss to San Antonio. The team is now looking to avoid a losing streak of opening its first season since 2005 after falling to Hardwood for Tuesday’s matchup at the Wells Fargo Center.
The Raptors struggled to hold on to the opposing shooters during their off-season. The team allowed both the Spurs and the New Orleans Pelicans to score 11 points per game, completely losing out as favorites on sports betting sites.
The shaky start to this summer came at the start of a disappointing performance for the Raptors in last summer’s NBA Play-off bubble, which they stopped with 2-3 ATS runs. Toronto battled the ball, finishing 24th in the NBA with a .443 field goal percentage and connecting with just 15 of 41 three-point losses in Saturday’s loss to San Antonio.
A visit to Philadelphia may require the Raptors to kickstart their season. Toronto has dominated the Sixers in head-to-head meetings in recent years and has won SU in 24 of 28 regular season matchups since January 2013, including a 3-1 SU record last season.
Ersers John returned to his home country after opening the schedule with three games on five dates, surprisingly losing 118-94 to Cleveland as a point-point chalk.
After the opening season of the season with victories over Washington and New York, the defeat of the Cavaliers on Sunday was a bit behind for John. However, Philadelphia has moved to the Wells Fargo Center in a 16-0 SU since mid-December last year and has posted scattered victories in 12 of those competitions.
According to the Woodshark NBA database, when the Sixers played at home, the Sixers had a total of over 11 runs at home, but it was the undefeated first three games of each season in Philadelphia and the past eight have been seven overall.
The biggest concern facing 76 people is the health of big man Joel Embed, whose condition remained questionable on Tuesday as he struggled with a back injury that prevented him from missing Cleveland on Sunday. However, Amide battled it out against Toronto, averaging just 13.6 points per game in its past ten games against the Raptors.