Going back to our guy Pascal Siakam aka Spicy P. Raptors are missing quite a few key players today which should force Pascal into a bigger facilitating role.
All on Pascal Siakam:
O5.5 Assists - 1.68 - 2.25/4 B365/Most sites
O9.5 Assists - 9.25 - 0.5/4 B365
O9.5 Assists & O9.5 Rebounds - 21.00 - 0.25/4 B365
We were on the skinny fella's points in the previous game, but due to that line going up and them having a few key guys missing, I will be pivoting to an underrated area of his game. His playmaking & passing. He had 7ast in G1 + covered in 3/4 games vs Philly this season.
Pascal is enjoying a career high in assists this season @ 5.3 per game. That doesn't exactly speak well for these bets, but the scenario tonight is very specific. Raptors will be without Scottie Barnes (had 8ast in G1) and possibly Gary Trent Jr as well. This means that Siakam will have a bigger role as a playmaker, and will be forced to create more for others.
In 5 games without Scottie Barnes this season, Pascal has had: 8, 7, 7, 10, 12 assists. He should also see 40+ minutes unless its a massive blowout. Would have these @ 1.40, 6,50 & 15,00