Toronto Raptors vs Philadelphia 76ers (By: Miyagi)
The Sixers have easily outrebounded the Raptors in each game of those series so far and they average 56 rebounds per game while the Raptors average a bit less than 48 and they will continue to do so since they have more strength and better rebounders in their starting lineup.
Tobias is the top rebounder for the Sixers in those series, averaging 10 rebounds per game so far, with Butler second (8.3rpg) and Embiid third (8.0rpg).
Tobias is mainly guarding Siakam and Gasol (switching with Embiid) while he also finds himself against Leonard occasionally but more often than not he is close to the basket battling for the defensive rebounds and he is doing that with great success so far. In the first two games of those series, in Toronto, Harris had 15 (Game 1) and 11 (Game 2) rebounds.
Butler had another great game in those series in Game 4 but the Raptors surprisingly assigned Kawhi on him late in the third quarter, for the first time in those series. The result? Butler was 7-11 FG up to that point and he went 2 for 7 till the end of the game. It seems quite possible that the Raptors will do that again in Game 5 if they need to and (with Embiid in terrible shape) Harris will have to take over again and I am absolutely certain that he won't go 0 for 6 in the last quarter again, so all in all, I'm not concerned about his scoring as he should reach 10 points (and well above) with ease today.
Either way, Harris averages 15.6 points with 9.4 rebounds in the postseason so far, he had at least 11 rebounds in both games in Toronto, and we get his double-double at those extremely high odds, so, I'm in.
Toronto Raptors vs Philadelphia 76ers predictions
|Tobias Harris - Double Double||Bet365||3.65||8||15-6 LOST (-8 units)|
Toronto Raptors vs Philadelphia 76ers betting preview represents the personal opinion of the author (Miyagi).