Monday's NBA slate of 2021-22 playoff games includes a showdown between the Toronto Raptors and Philadelphia 76ers. FanDuel Sportsbook is currently listing the 76ers as the 7.5-point home favorites over the Raptors.
Here are the three of the best prop bets for the Raptors-76ers game, courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook.
Raptors vs 76ers Player Props
1. Joel Embiid - Rebounds: Over 13.5 (-108)
Joel Embiid kicked off the series against the Raptors in an explosive way, ending Game 1 with 15 rebounds. With Toronto ruling out Scottie Barnes and Thaddeus Young being doubtful for Game 2, Embiid has a great opportunity to continue that momentum and hit the over on this prop. Aside from the Raptors' frontcourt injuries, the 76ers' center has other things going for him. He's averaged an impressive 14.8 rebounds over his last nine games, hitting the over seven times in that span — including in the last two games. Unless Nick Nurse has a foolproof plan to stop him, expect Embiid to wreak havoc in the paint tonight.
2. Pascal Siakam - Points: Over 25.5 (-106)
After Pascal Siakam finished Game 1 with a respectable 24 points, the Raptors need him to take things up a notch on Monday. Fortunately, he's been playing like an All-NBA player this season and should provide help by hitting the over on this prop. For starters, Siakam has already averaged 27.0 points in his last 12 games, finishing with at least 26 points in four of his last five outings. Additionally, Siakam's average of 20.2 field goals attempted during the 12-game stretch offers him enough opportunities to surpass the total. Add in the fact that he could see more looks with Barnes and Gary Trent Jr. likely out of the lineup, and finishing with the over isn't impossible for Siakam.
3. Fred VanVleet - Threes Made: Over 3.5 (+114)
Although the Raptors made several mistakes in Game 1, one thing they did decently was shoot 40% from three-point range. One player who played above the team average was Fred VanVleet, who went 4-of-7 (57.1%) from beyond the arc. It wouldn't be shocking to see VanVleet hit the over again in Game 2, considering that's something he's done in three of his last four games. Furthermore, with Trent being doubtful for the contest, VanVleet could also see a portion of the former's 7.8 attempted threes per game to help him achieve the over.
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