Stephen Nover's NBA Sunday Destroyer
Philadelphia vs. Toronto,
05/12/2019 19:00 EDT,
Score: 90 - 92
Point Spread: +6½/-110 Philadelphia
Toronto doesn't deserve to be trusted in clutch playoff games given its track record. The Raptors also have been terrible in this role going 9-18 ATS the past 27 times when favored by six points or fewer.
Kawhi Leonard is the best player on the court. But Joel Embiid is close behind. Embiid had a huge Game 6 posting a plus-minus ratio of plus 40. Embiid has helped the 76ers outrebound the Raptors by 47 rebounds during the series, an average of 7.8 per game.
Health is the key for Embiid. He was healthy in Game 6, which was played on Thursday. So he's had a full two days to rest.
I prefer Ben Simmons over Kyle Lowery at point guard and Jimmy Butler is there to lend his considerable skill and veteran leadership to the 76ers.