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76ers vs. Raptors prediction, odds: 2022 NBA playoff picks, Game 5 best bets from model on 86-58 run

A first-round Eastern Conference battle features the Toronto Raptors going on the road to play the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night in the 2022 NBA playoffs. Philadelphia, holding a 3-1 series edge, will look to wrap this series up in Game 5 and advance to the Eastern Conference semifinals. Toronto kept its hopes alive and won Game 4 110-102. Joel Embiid is playing through a torn ligament in his thumb for the Sixers, but he doesn’t appear on the injury report. The Raptors list guard Fred VanVleet (hip) as questionable 

Tipoff is at 8 p.m. ET at Wells Fargo Center. Caesars Sportsbook lists Philadelphia at -8 in the latest 76ers vs. Raptors odds, while the over-under for total points is set at 211.5. Before making any Raptors vs. 76ers picks, you need to see the NBA predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s advanced computer simulation model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned well over $10,000 in profit for $100 players on its top-rated NBA picks over the past three-plus seasons. The model enters the second full week of the 2022 NBA playoffs on a stunning 86-58 roll on all top-rated NBA picks, returning over $2,100. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.

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Now, the model has set its sights on Sixers vs. Raptors, and just revealed its picks and NBA playoff predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Now, here are several NBA odds and playoff betting lines for Raptors vs. Sixers:

  • 76ers vs. Raptors spread: Philadelphia -8
  • 76ers vs. Raptors over-under: 211.5 points
  • 76ers vs. Raptors money line: Toronto +280, Philadelphia -350
  • PHI: 76ers are 4-1 ATS in their last five games overall
  • TOR: Raptors are 5-1 ATS in their last six conference quarterfinals games

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Why the 76ers can cover

Embiid is the centerpiece for the Sixers, but he’s getting a lot of help in the NBA playoffs 2022. Guard James Harden has the ability to dominate both from the arc and driving to the lane. Harden has great court vision and sets his teammates with regularity. The 10-time All-Star is an elite passer and distributor while being a solid rebounder. Harden averages 19.3 points, 5.5 rebounds and 9.8 assists per game. In his last game, the Arizona State product logged 22 points, five rebounds and nine assists.

Forward Tobias Harris is a scoring threat with a nice-looking jumper. Harris can create his own offense and get a bucket at all three levels. The Tennessee product is averaging 18 points, 9.8 rebounds and is shooting 53 percent from deep. Harris has recorded three straight double-doubles, including 15 points and 11 rebounds in his last outing. 

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Why the Raptors can cover

Forward Pascal Siakam is long, quick, and can move well for a big man. Siakam has good footwork and runs the floor for constant put-backs and dunks. The 2020 All-Star has a solid jumper and shows great effort on the defensive end. Siakam is averaging 22.5 points, 6.5 rebounds and 5.3 assists per game. In his last outing, he totaled 34 points, eight rebounds and five assists.

Forward OG Anunoby is a top-tier defender who uses his wingspan, quickness and explosiveness to beat his opponents to their spots. Anunoby is also a solid leaper with a consistent jump shot. The Indiana product is second on the team in scoring (20.8) with 4.5 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game. He’s scored 20-plus three of the four games thus far, including 26 points, five rebounds and four assists in Game 3. 

How to make Raptors vs. 76ers picks

SportsLine’s model is leaning over on the total, projecting the teams to combine for 220 points. The model also says one side of the spread hits in almost 60 percent of simulations. You can only see the model’s Raptors vs. 76ers pick at SportsLine.

So who wins 76ers vs. Raptors? And which side of the spread hits in almost 60 percent of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the 76ers vs. Raptors spread you need to jump on Monday, all from the model that has crushed its NBA picks, and find out.  

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