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are coming up. . The Philadelphia 76ers' bid for home-court advantage in the first round of the NBA playoffs could use a boost. Visiting Toronto may provide just that as the Raptors come in to Philly looking for their first three-game winning NBA Picks
streak of the season. Toronto is coming off a five-point home NBA Picks
win over the Charlotte Bobcats, but looked sluggish down the stretch and will face a 76ers club desperate for a bounceback after dropping a six-point decision against the Miami Heat on Tuesday.
TV: 7 p.m. ET, Rogers Sportsnet, Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia.
ABOUT THE RAPTORS (19-35): Toronto held off a fourth-quarter surge against the Bobcats to record back-to-back home 2012 NBA Odds
wins for the first time since Dec. 1-3, 2010 - but the win didn't come without more defensive lapses. In this case, it was the 17 offensive rebounds against that left head coach Dwane Casey disappointed. Charlotte came into the night ranked fourth from the bottom in that category, but had little trouble against Toronto's weary frontcourt.
ABOUT THE 76ERS (29-24): Wednesday kicks off a two-game 2012 NBA Picks
homestand for a Philadelphia team that won't see much home cooking the rest of the way. Sitting seventh in the East, The 76ers have one of the league's most unforgiving schedules ahead of them, with nine of their final 13 2012 MLB Odds
games coming away from Pennsylvania. And while all its remaining games are against Eastern Conference opponents, Philadelphia still has a back-to-back-to-back stretch looming early next
1. LeBron James went off for 41 points in Miami's win over the 76ers, prompting Philadelphia swingman Andre Iguodala to tweet: "Lebron had 41? The hell?" Iguodala happened to be the guy guarding James for most of the night.
2. Toronto G DeMar DeRozan went to the free-throw line just four times against the Bobcats after averaging nearly 10 attempts over his previous four games.
3. Philadelphia trounced the Raptors in their only previous meeting this season, holding them to 31.8-percent shooting in a 97-62 drubbing back on Jan. 7.
PREDICTION: 76ers 89, Raptors 81.
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