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Embiid and the 76ers visit the Raptors

April 27, 2022 GMT

Philadelphia 76ers (51-31, fourth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Toronto Raptors (48-34, fifth in the Eastern Conference)

Toronto; Thursday, 7 p.m. EDT

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Raptors -1.5; over/under is 209

EASTERN CONFERENCE FIRST ROUND:

BOTTOM LINE: Joel Embiid leads Philadelphia into a matchup against Toronto. He’s first in the the league scoring 30.6 points per game.

The Raptors are 10-6 against opponents in the Atlantic Division. Toronto is seventh in the league giving up only 107.1 points per game while holding opponents to 46.2% shooting.

The 76ers are 6-10 against opponents in the Atlantic Division. Philadelphia ranks eighth in the league allowing only 107.3 points while holding opponents to 45.8% shooting.

TOP PERFORMERS: Pascal Siakam is averaging 22.8 points, 8.5 rebounds and 5.3 assists for the Raptors. Gary Trent Jr. is averaging 17.9 points over the last 10 games for Toronto.

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Georges Niang is shooting 40.3% from beyond the arc with 2.1 made 3-pointers per game for the 76ers, while averaging 9.2 points. Embiid is averaging 31.6 points and 13.1 rebounds over the last 10 games for Philadelphia.

LAST 10 GAMES: Raptors: 5-5, averaging 107.9 points, 41.2 rebounds, 21.7 assists, 8.2 steals and 4.4 blocks per game while shooting 44.8% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 109.3 points per game.

76ers: 7-3, averaging 114.5 points, 41.1 rebounds, 25.7 assists, 7.6 steals and 4.8 blocks per game while shooting 48.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 109.7 points.

INJURIES: Raptors: Fred VanVleet: day to day (hip).

76ers: Charles Bassey: day to day (shoulder).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.