Toronto Raptors at LA Clippers Odds & Pick

by | Mar 16, 2022 | nba

Toronto Raptors (38-30 SU, 38-29-1 ATS) vs. Los Angeles Clippers (36-35 SU, 35-35-1 ATS)

When: Wednesday March 16 2022, 10:30 PM (ET)

Where: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California

TV: SN

Point Spread: TOR -2/LAC +2 (Opened TOR -2.5 at BAS - They allow you to bet sides/totals at -105 odds instead of -110! This saves you HUGE money!)

Total: 218.5 (Opened at 218.5)

Money Line: Toronto Raptors -131/Los Angeles Clippers 109

Power Rating: TOR -3

Probable Starting Lineups

Toronto Raptors PG Fred VanVleet Q, SG Gary Trent, SF Scottie Barnes, PF Pascal Siakam, C Precious Achiuwa

Los Angeles Clippers PG Reggie Jackson Off Inj, SG Amir Coffey, SF Nicolas Batum, PF Marcus Morris Off Inj, C Ivica Zubac

Key Injuries

Toronto Raptors
Fred VanVleet: Knee (QUESTIONABLE)
David Johnson: Knee (OUT)
Malachi Flynn: Hamstring (OUT)
OG Anunoby: Finger (OUT)

Los Angeles Clippers
Robert Covington: Personal (PROBABLE)
Paul George: Elbow (OUT)
Jason Preston: Foot (OUT)
Norman Powell: Foot (OUT)
Jay Scrubb: Toe (OUT)
Kawhi Leonard: Knee (OUT)

The Los Angeles Clippers host the Toronto Raptors in a Non-Conference matchup. Tip-off is set for 10:30 PM ET at the Staples Center.

Recent Form

The Toronto Raptors come into this game with an overall record of 38-30, placing them 7th in the Eastern Conference. So far, Toronto is above .500 on the road, holding a record of 21-15. Over their last five games, the Raptors have played well, picking up 4 wins. During this stretch, Toronto is averaging 115.0 points per game, 6.0 points more than their season average of 108.9. This uptick in offensive play has come while playing a group of opponents who are collectively giving up 109.0 points per contest. The Raptors have been picking up wins, while holding opponents to an average of 108.0 points per game, similar to their season average of 107.3. In the Toronto Raptors’ most recent game, Toronto took down the LA Lakers by a score of 114-103

The Los Angeles Clippers come into this game with an overall record of 36-35, placing them 8th in the Western Conference. So far, Los Angeles is above .500 at home, holding a record of 20-14. Over the Clippers’ last five games, they have picked up just 2 wins. In this stretch, Los Angeles’s offense is scoring right in line with their season average, putting up 107.0 points per game. Combined, the Clippers’ last five opponents are giving up 109.0 points per contest. In this recent cold stretch, the Clippers are allowing an average of 111.0 points per game, similar to their usual rate of 107.8.In the Los Angeles Clippers’ most recent game, the team fell to Cleveland by a score of 120-111.

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Individual Player Analysis

As Toronto travels to take on the Los Angeles Clippers, the Raptors’ leading scorer is Pascal Siakam. Through 55 games, Siakam is averaging 21 points. On the season, he has surpassed his season average in 49.0% of his games. Against the Clippers, Siakam will need to be on top of his game as Los Angeles is allowing their opponent’s top scorer to surpass their average in 27.0% of their games, placing them in the top 10. On the other side, the Clippers will look to Reggie Jackson for another big scoring night. For the year, Jackson is averaging 17 points per contest. On the season, the Raptors have allowed their opponent’s top scorer to surpass their season average in 47.37% of their games, giving them a rank of 14th among NBA defenses.

Matchup Analysis

The Raptors come into this game as the more efficient offensive team, averaging 108.4 points per 100 possessions. When playing as the superior offensive unit, Toronto is winning at a rate of 53%. These victories are coming by an average margin of 12.0 points. On the other side, the Clippers hold the advantage on the defensive end of the floor. So far, they have played 23 games as the better defensive team, picking up 14 wins (61%).

The Historicals

Heading into today’s matchup, the Toronto Raptors and Los Angeles Clippers have met up for 1 game. Toronto took game one by a score of 116-108.

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How the Public is Betting the Raptors vs Clippers

67% are betting the Raptors against the spread.
52% are wagering on the game to go over the posted total of 218.0

Betting Trends Worth Noting

  • Raptors are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall.
  • Raptors are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game.
  • Clippers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up loss.
  • Clippers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games.

Joe’s Pick to Cover the Spread

Both the Toronto Raptors and Los Angeles Clippers come into this matchup right in the thick of things for a birth in the NBA play-in tournament. Between the two teams, the Raptors have a better chance to gain an outright birth, as they are just one game behind the struggling Cleveland Cavaliers for the 6th seed. Look for Toronto to pick up this win and cover the spread, as the Clippers can easily find themselves in scoring droughts. Bet your Raps/LAC pick and ALL your NBA bets for FREE this week by taking advantage of a 100% REAL CASH bonus on your first deposit of $100 to $1000 at Betnow Sportsbook!