Free NBA Picks Today: Philadelphia 76ers vs Toronto Raptors 3/31/23

Free NBA Picks Today: Philadelphia 76ers vs Toronto Raptors 3/31/23
Fri 31st March 2023

Points could be at a premium on Friday when the Toronto Raptors (38-38, 12-24 Away) travel to face the Philadelphia 76ers (50-26, 27-11 Home). Toronto beat the Miami Heat 106-92 at Scotiabank Arena on Tuesday, their third straight win.

With 26 points, Pascal Siakam was the scoring leader. Scottie Barnes added 22 points, 12 assists, and seven rebounds. The Raptors are the ninth seed in the Eastern Conference. Philadelphia got the win on Wednesday at Wells Fargo Center, beating the Dallas Mavericks 116-108. Joel Embiid had 25 points to lead the team in scoring.

With 22 points, Tyrese Maxey also played a part. The 76ers are third in the Eastern Conference. It’s the last meeting of the season between the teams. Toronto will be looking to split the season series after winning only one of the three earlier meetings.

Philadelphia won the most recent showdown 104-101 in overtime at Wells Fargo Center in December 2022. Siakam led all players in scoring with 38 points, 15 rebounds, and six assists in the loss. Embiid had 28 points, 11 rebounds, and four assists for the 76ers.

The Raptors have been led this season by Siakam, who is averaging 24.3 points per game. Siakam also has grabbed 7.8 rebounds per game. Meanwhile, Fred VanVleet is dishing 7.0 assists. Embiid has supplied much of the Sixers’ offense, averaging 33.2 points per game. He is the top scorer in the NBA.

Embiid also has pulled down 10.2 rebounds per game, seventh-most in the league. James Harden has tallied 10.9 assists per game. The 76ers and the Raptors are holding opponents to 110.5 and 111.6 points per game, respectively, ranking third and fourth in the NBA in scoring defense.

The 76ers have had success in the last 10 games between the teams at Wells Fargo Center, winning six. Toronto is looking to avoid a fifth straight road loss this season.

Toronto is 6-4 in the last 10 games with an average margin of +6.3 (115.0-108.7). Philadelphia has also gone 6-4 over the last 10, scoring 115.7 points per game on average while holding opponents to 107.4 (+8.3 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Rebounds per game:
Scottie Barnes: 4.7 | 6.8 | -2.2


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Jalen McDaniels: 8.0 | 15.5 | -7.5
Points per game:
Tyrese Maxey: 26.0 | 20.5 | +5.5
James Harden: 15.0 | 21.3 | -6.3
Rebounds per game:
James Harden: 4.0 | 6.3 | -2.3
Assists per game:
Joel Embiid: 5.5 | 4.2 | +1.3

SportsTips’ NBA Pick:

Philadelphia 76ers -5.5 (-110)

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