Clippers vs. Raptors Point Spread Pick

by | Dec 27, 2022 | nba

Los Angeles Clippers (20-15 SU, 18-16-1 ATS) vs. Toronto Raptors (15-18 SU, 17-16-0 ATS)

When: Tuesday, December 27th, 7:30 PM (ET)

Where: Scotiabank Arena, ON, Toronto

TV: BSSC

Point Spread: LAC +5.5/ TOR -5.5 (Deposit $100 and get $100 FREE when you use bonus code PREDICT100 at the web’s most fun sportsbook —> MyBookie!)

Total: 218.5

Money Line: Los Angeles Clippers +179/ -221

Notable Injuries

Clippers

  • John Wall (Probable) Ankle
  • Kawhi Leonard (Out) Injury Management

Raptors

  • Otto Porter Jr. (Out) Foot
  • Precious Achiuwa (Doubtful) Ankle

Recent Form

Heading into the game, Los Angeles is 20-15 overall. When taking to the road, Los Angeles has a mark of 9-8 and a win percentage of 53%. Currently, the team is 4th in the Western Conference. So far, they are 18-16-1 vs. the spread. When looking at how the team has performed of late straight and vs. the spread, they are 3-2 in their past five games and 3-2 ATS. Over their past ten games, they are 6-4 SU and 7-3 ATS.

In their preceding game, the Clippers overpowered the Pistons, earning a 142-131 win as 5-point favorites. Paul George led the way for the Clippers, putting up 32 points on 47.4% shooting. The Clippers not only secured the victory but also covered the spread.

Heading into the game, Toronto is 15-18 overall. When playing at home, Toronto has a mark of 10-6 and a win percentage of 62%. Currently, the team is 10th in the Eastern Conference. So far, they are 17-16-0 vs. the spread. Toronto will look to stay hot in today’s game vs. Los Angeles as they are the winners of 2 straight games.

In their upcoming game, Toronto will be looking to capitalize on their recent win over the Cavaliers. OG Anunoby led the way for the Raptors with 26 points. Despite being 4-point underdogs on the spread, the Raptors were able to secure an ATS win.

The Historicals

The Raptors are coming off a season in which they defeated Los Angeles in both of their games, 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. Although the Raptors have the better ATS mark across the previous five head-head matchups at 3-2, the average scoring margin sits in favor of Los Angeles, as they averaged 108 points per game while allowing 101. A combined average of 209 points per game was achieved in these matchups, leading to an over-under mark of 1-4.

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Analysis

This season, Los Angeles is averaging just 108.7 points per game, which places them 29th in the league. A major reason for these low numbers is the fact that they play at one of the slower paces in the NBA at just 98.2 possessions per game. Los Angeles’ offensive attack has benefited from some hot shooting from outside. Not only are they among the league leaders in 3-pointers attempted per game, but they are 8th in 3-point shooting percentage at 37.1%. Defensively, the Clippers have been one of the best units in the NBA, allowing just 108.39 points per game. So far, they have done an excellent job defending the 3-point arc, allowing teams to hit just 34.31%.

Going into today’s game, Paul George is the leading scorer for the Los Angeles team with an average of 23.7 points per game. This season, his field goal percentage is 44.8%. The team’s second top scorer is Marcus Morris Sr., who is averaging 13.5 points per game.

This season, the Raptors’ offense is averaging 111.4 points per game, which is 20th in the NBA. In terms of pace, Toronto has been playing at one of the slower tempo’s in the league, averaging just 97.3 possessions per game. Toronto has struggled with their 3-point shot this season, as they are currently ranked just 29th in 3-point shooting percentage at 32.9%. In addition, they are near the bottom of the league in attempts, at just 32.2 attempts per contest. Defensively, the Raptors have been one of the best units in the NBA, allowing just 107.1 points per game. So far, they have allowed a 3-point shooting percentage of 35.34%, placing them 17th in the NBA.

Coming into today’s game, Pascal Siakam is the leading scorer for Toronto at 26.2 points per game. This season, Siakam has a field goal percentage of 48.4%. The team’s second-leading scorer is OG Anunoby, at 18.9 points per contest.

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Betting Trends

  • The Clippers are 5-1 ATS in their last six after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game.
  • The Clippers are 7-2 ATS in their last nine games overall.
  • The Raptors are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 Tuesday games.
  • The Raptors are 41-20 ATS in their past 61 games vs. a team with a winning straight-up record.

Joes Pick To Cover The Spread

The Clippers got taken to double overtime by a weak Detroit Pistons team last night, then had to hop the border and deal with customs. The Raptors have looked good in their last couple of games, and I expect more of the same Tuesday night! Note: Check out this incredible offer! Deposit $100 to $300 and get a MASSIVE 125% real cash bonus PLUS get a FREE HALF POINT everytime you bet your favorite NFL, college football, NBA and college basketball team! All you have to do is use bonus promo code PREDICTEM when you sign up at GTBets Sportsbook! They have a cool player loyalty rewards program too!