Philadelphia 76ers' Tyrese Maxey
Philadelphia 76ers' Tyrese Maxey plays during an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

SIXERS VS RAPTORS, NOV. 11

Kyle Barrette

The Sixers continue to try and piece together a starting five as injuries have just ripped through this team lately, decimating the starting lineup. In the last game against the Bucks, the Sixers only had one starter that had begun the season in the starting lineup just 11 games ago. The Raptors are a scrappy team with a good mix of young and veteran talent. Let’s break down who has the edge in this matchup.

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Toronto
The Raptors head into the second part of this back-to-back on a three-game losing streak after dropping last night’s game by double digits to what seems to be a new Celtics team. The Celtics were dominant on the offensive boards and scored nearly a quarter of their points off of Raptors turnovers. If the Raptors are to beat the Sixers, they must address two issues quickly. This will be Toronto’s third game against the Sixers this season and so far, they are 1-1, but this new look lineup has to sit well with Toronto as they were able to knock off the Sixers to start the season and now only one man remains from the starting lineup that took the floor that night.

Sixers
Tyrese Maxey has arrived, ladies and gentlemen. Either by skill or sheer need, he now leads this Sixers starting five. We saw him take over against the Bucks, dropping 31 points and almost shooting 50% from three-point range. The Sixers are listing Seth Curry and Tobias Harris as game time decisions, but it looks as though neither will see the floor tonight. The Sixers will aim to be better on the glass as they got out rebounded by the Bucks, and they will need all of their possessions seeing as the team in that game, which is likely the team we will see on the floor tonight, only shot just above 40% against Milwaukee. Help is coming for this Sixers squad as Curry and Harris should return next week, but for tonight, it’s the Maxey show again.

Sixers vs Raptors the Pick: Toronto +3
Honestly, this might be an unpopular opinion, but the Raptors were playing better without Siakam, and he might not play in this game, and I believe Toronto is better off if he doesn’t. The Bucks played soft and still beat this version of the Sixers by nine points. I don’t think Toronto will beat them by that much, but I do think they will get the win. Take the insurance and Toronto +3.

Same Game Parlay
Toronto Raptors +3, Gary Trent Jr. First Basket, Gary Trent Over 15.5 Points and Raptors to win by 1-10 Points.

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