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Clippers vs Raptors NBA Pick & Preview
- Sport: NBA
- Teams: Los Angeles Clippers at Toronto Raptors
- Where: Toronto at Scotiabank Arena
- Date: Tuesday, December 27th
- Betting Odds TOR -5.5, LAC +179 | TOR -221 O/U OFF
So far, the Clippers have put together an overall record of 20-15, while going 18-16-1 vs the spread. In the teams past 3 games, their overall mark sits at 2-1. Los Angeles is 2-1 vs the spread in these matchups.
The Clippers will look to keep things rolling, as they previously beat the Pistons by a score of 142-131. Heading into the game, they were 5 point favorites against the spread, giving them an ATS win. Los Angeles entered the second half with a 5a point lead, and were able to slightly extend that margin and prevent a second half comeback by the Pistons. Leading the team in scoring was Paul George, as he contributed 32 points while hitting 47.4% of his shots.
The Raptors come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 15-18. So far, the team has gone 17-16-0 against the spread. Toronto comes into the game having rattled off 2 straight wins. In these victories, the team has an average scoring margin of 9.0 points per game
Toronto is going for yet another win, as they previously defeated the Cavaliers at home. With the 118-107 victory, they also covered the spread as 4 point underdogs. Toronto was able to take care of business in the second half of this game, as they didn’t allow the Cavaliers to cut into their 16 point halftime lead. Leading the team in scoring was OG Anunoby, as he contributed 26 points while hitting 62.5% of his shots.
Head To Head Recap & Stats
The Raptors will look to carry over last year’s success vs Los Angeles, as the won both games of the series. The average point total of these two meetings was 220.0, with Toronto winning by scores of 116-108 and 108-100. Similar to their season-long average, the Clippers averaged 104.0 points per game vs the Raptors. Just like the Clippers, the Raptors maintained their usual level of scoring in head-to-head matchups, averaging 109.5 points per game vs Los Angeles. When looking at how these teams have performed vs the spread in recent matchups, the Raptors have an ATS mark of 3-2. Yet, the Clippers have averaged more points per game in these contests, at 108 compared to Toronto at 108. Los Angeles and Toronto averaged a combined 209 points per game in these games, leading to an over-under mark of 1-4.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game
Through 35 games, the Clippers are averaging 108.7 points per contest, placing them 29th in the NBA. The Clippers come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 12.5 made 3’s per game. Despite shooting the ball well from outside, Los Angeles has not done a good job taking care of the ball. So far, they are averaging 15.1 turnovers per game.
On the defensive end of the floor, the Clippers are giving up an average of 108.39 points per game, good for 11th in the NBA.
This season, the Clippers offense has primarily worked through Paul George and Marcus Morris Sr. who are 1st and 2nd on the team in scoring. In his 25 games, George is 23rd in the NBA at 23.7 points per game. So far, him and Morris Sr. have accounted for 34% of the team’s field goal attempts while combining to average 37.2 points per contest. In addition to sitting 2nd on the team in scoring, Marcus Morris Sr. is grabbing 5.1 rebounds for Los Angeles to go along with 1.7 assists.
For the season, the Raptors offensive unit is ranked just 20th in scoring at 111.4 points per contest. When looking at the team’s pace of play, the Raptors are currently below the league average in possessions per game, averaging just 97.3 per contest. This slow style of play has made a difference in their overall scoring numbers, as Toronto is just 21st in made field goals per game.
Defensively, the Raptors are one of the top performing units in the league, giving up 107.1 points per contest (7th).
This season, the Raptors offense has primarily worked through Pascal Siakam and OG Anunoby who are 1st and 2nd on the team in scoring. In his 23 games, Siakam is 16th in the NBA at 26.2 points per game. So far, him and Anunoby have accounted for 38% of the team’s field goal attempts while combining to average 45.099999999999994 points per contest. In addition to sitting 2nd on the team in scoring, OG Anunoby is grabbing 5.9 rebounds for Toronto to go along with 2.1 assists.
Clippers vs Raptors Pick
- Free Spread Prediction: Raptors -5.5
- Free Total Prediction: Over OFF