Toronto Raptors vs Philadelphia 76ers (By: Raleone)
Toronto is winning this series, but we're in for a nice multiple games anyway witha couple of good matchups, with first of them being Simmons vs Kawhi.
Simmons was a non-factor during most games vs Nets, and his mentality will be tested even more against the greatest defender in the NBA today, Kawhi Leonard. Ben doesn't have a jumpshot so he is a non-factor on the perimeter, but Kawhi will surely try to pressure him into wrong decisions tonight. He mostly relies on open lanes and near glass game, but Toronto will stop that as they play tough D on all positions. Even if Simmons somehow reject Kawhi off picks, he will still have a tough job as he gets Siakam/Ibaka/Gasol ahead of him, even Danny Green is there to pick up the mess.
Ben SImmons doesn't have an arsenal that big to challenge the defensive masterpiece that is Toronto. Toronto is really locked in in these playoffs as far as we've seen, and Simmons who can only do low-post game can do nothing but cry tonight. 17 is just too much for him.
Toronto Raptors vs Philadelphia 76ers predictions
|Simmons 16.5 under||Bet365||1.83||8||14 WON (+6.64 units)|
Toronto Raptors vs Philadelphia 76ers betting preview represents the personal opinion of the author (Raleone).