The Toronto Raptors (15-22) travel to face off against the Los Angeles Clippers (23-13) on Wednesday, January 10th. This game will be played at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles and televised on BSSC. The Clippers are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Raptors are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Suns. Tip-off is set for 10:30 ET.
Raptors vs Clippers
The Raptors Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
The Raptors is coming off a loss to the Lakers in their latest game, ending with a score of 132-131. The Raptors were leading the game going into the second half 53-51.
The Raptors come into today’s game with an overall record of 15-22 and will have to bring their A-game if they hope to come out with a win, as they are the +10 point underdogs. On the road, the Raptors are 6-13 compared to 9-9 at home.
The Raptors are riding a two game ATS win streak and currently possess an overall ATS record of 19-18. In their last two road games, Toronto has successfully covered the spread, and they hold an ATS record of 10-9 on the road in contrast to 9-9 at home.
The Clippers Are Coming Off A Win
In their last game, the Clippers defeated the Suns with a final score of 138-111. Not only did the Clippers win this game straight-up, but they also covered the spread as -5 point favorites. The over/under line for this matchup was set at 234.5 points, and the teams managed to exceed that total.
In their last three games, the Clippers are 2-1 and have an overall record of 23-13. In non-conference games, they are 5-3 compared to their 18-10 record against Western Conference teams.
Currently, Los Angeles holds an above .500 ATS record of 19-17 so far this year. Los Angeles has covered the spread in three consecutive home games, while maintaining an ATS record of 11-8 at home as opposed to 8-9 on the road.
Raptors Offense Breakdown
In 37 games games, Toronto has an average of 115.4 points per game (15th).
Heading into their matchup with the Clippers, the Raptors are currently 15th in the NBA in scoring at 115.4 points per game. However, they have been better on the road, averaging 117.6 points per game compared to 113.2 at home. Overall, Toronto has outscored the NBA scoring average in just 48.6% of their games this season.
When it comes to pace, the Raptors are 15th in the league at 99.1 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, Toronto is 9th in the NBA at 48%. However, they are just 23rd in three-point shooting at 35%.
So far this season, the Raptors have been one of the best teams in the league at getting to the free-throw line, ranking 17th in attempts. In terms of assists, Toronto is 3rd in the NBA at 29.6 per game.
Clippers Offense Breakdown
The Clippers come into today’s game as one of the better scoring teams in the NBA at 117.2 points per game (9th).
When playing at home, the Clippers have averaged 117.1 points per game, which is 11th in the league. Overall, they are 9th in scoring at 117.2 points per game (9th). In terms of pace, the Clippers are 26th in the NBA at 97.4 possessions per game.
Los Angeles has been an efficient shooting team this season, ranking 5th in field goal percentage at 49%. They are also 5th in true shooting percentage. From beyond the arc, the Clippers are 2nd in three-point shooting at 38%.
So far, the Clippers have outscored the NBA scoring average in 52.8% of their games. In terms of assists, they are 22nd in the league at 25.5 per game. When it comes to free throws, the Clippers are 11th in made free throws per game (18.9) and 14th in free throw attempts.
Raptors Team Defense
Currently, the Raptors’ defense holds the 17th rank in the NBA, allowing 116.1 points per game. Toronto’s defense is currently forcing 12.8 turnovers per game, which is 13th in the league. Additionally, they enter the game ranked 17th in blocked shots, with an average of 4.9 rejections per game.
Clippers Team Defense
Currently, the Clippers’ defense holds the 8th rank in the NBA, allowing 111.5 points per game. In terms of two point field goal attempts, the Clippers defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 53.1% while allowing 35.3% from downtown.
Key Players For The Raptors And Clippers
In today’s game, we anticipate Pascal Siakam leading the scoring for the Raptors, contributing 22 points while shooting 8/17 from the field. During this season, he is delivering an average of 22.2 points per game, along with 6.4 rebounds.
On the opposing side, we anticipate Kawhi Leonard to be the top scorer for the Clippers. Our projection has him finishing the game with 24, and he is expected to secure 6 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 51.6% and is averaging 23.8 points per contest.
Raptors vs Clippers Trends
- In their last three road games, Toronto has averaged 131 points per game while allowing 128. The team’s record in this stretch was 1-2 while going 2-1.
- Through their last ten home contests, the Clippers offense has averaged 120 points per game while allowing an average of 113. Los Angeles posted an overall record of 7-3 while going 6-4 ATS.
- Spanning across their last five games as the betting underdog, the Raptors have gone 4-1 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 2-3.
- The Clippers have played well in their last five games as the betting favorite, going 4-1 straight up and 4-1 against the spread.
For a pick on the point-spread in this Clippers vs. Raptors matchup, our bet is to grab the Raptors at +10. Even though our projections have the Clippers winning 118-116, we see the Raptors as the play on the point-spread.
As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 235.5, and our model projects the Raptors and Clippers to reach a combined total of 234 points. Our bet is on taking the under.
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