Today’s NBA Game 5 Playoff Prediction: 76ers at Raptors – Basketball Pick for 5/7/19

NBA – TUE 5/7 | 8:00 PM EDT | SCOTIABANK ARENA

76ers Need Embiid to get fought off ill-health

The Philadelphia 76ers were able to go ahead in the series with a 2-1 lead even with only one good game from All-Star center Joel Embiid. In their previous game, He was dealing with an ailment that forced getting five treatment, finished with 11 points, which was a playoff low for the big man. Philadelphia going on the road for Game 5, they will need an improved determination from their big man to get the win. Joel Embiid struggling to score in the series, Philadelphia is averaging 112.6 points per game in the playoffs on 46.5% shooting from the field and 33% from three-point range.

Raptors trying for two straight Wins

The Raptors managed to stop their two-game losing streak with a win over Philadelphia on Sunday, tying up the series at 2-2. Toronto retaking home court advantage from the Philadelphia 76ers, they will try to keep the momentum going and take a 3-2 series lead tonight. The Raptors have had a hard time offensively in this series, averaging 98.2 points per game. Even though they struggled, they have managed to tie up the series, with the big time play and heroics from Kawhi Leonard, who has played remarkable in this series and is coming off a 39 point scoring performance.

This is an even series grab the points with Philly, I am anticipating much better performances from Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons in Game 5. Embiid being sick in Game 4 and he played tremendously passively. His teammates are challenging him to take more than seven shots tonight, and the bet is he’ll come back in a huge way.

Pick * PHILADELPHIA +6.5

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