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NBA Odds: Philadelphia 76ers vs. Toronto Raptors, Game 1

by: Staff Writer - posted on: 25-Apr-2019

The Toronto Raptors (4-1 SU, 3-2 ATS) and Philadelphia 76ers (4-1 SU and ATS) both made quick work of their first-round opponents. They'll meet this Saturday in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference semifinal; TNT will provide the coverage, tip-off time to be announced. The Raptors took their regular-season series 3-1 SU and ATS, and are 6-point home favorites for Saturday's opener with a total of 223.

Both teams in this matchup won each of their past four games after dropping their first-round openers. The rest in between series should help the Sixers more – center Joel Embiid has been in and out of the lineup with a sore knee, and back-up PF Mike Scott is day-to-day with a right heel contusion that he suffered Tuesday in Game 5 versus the Brooklyn Nets.

he Raptors are relatively healthy heading into the second round, although PG Kyle Lowry dislocated a finger during Tuesday's Game 5 win over the Orlando Magic. Lowry popped his finger back into place after the injury and continued to play. Forward OG Anunoby is still recovering from his emergency appendectomy and might not appear in this series; third-string center Chris Boucher is iffy with back spasms.