Toronto Raptors vs Los Angeles Clippers Odds
The visiting Raptors hope to send their backers to the pay window on Sunday as they look to cover the spread at STAPLES Center against the Clippers.
Los Angeles battles the Raptors, currently with a 4-16 mark (9-11 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 13-6 for the Clippers and 12-8 for the Raptors. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Clippers - Raptors odds would favor the Clippers if the lines were set according to power ranks. Los Angeles is rated No. 3 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Raptors sit at No. 26. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 107-93 win for the Clippers.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Los Angeles's No. 5-ranked offense, averaging 102.3 PPG, against a Raptors defense that ranks No. 29 at 103.6 PPG. The Clippers field goal percentage has averaged 48.2% so far, more than the Raptors shooters have achieved on the year, 42.6% per game.
Defensively, the Raptors feature the league's No. 27-rated defense on the road, giving up 105.3 points per game. Los Angeles, meanwhile, comes in at No. 4 in the league in scoring at home.
The Raptors were a 131-99 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Jazz. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (230) made winners of OVER bettors. Toronto was crushed on Friday, getting run out of the gym by Utah and falling 131-99 at EnergySolutions Arena.
Los Angeles was a 117-99 winner in its last match at home against the Suns. They covered the 10.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 216 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Clippers grabbed a 117-99 win over the Suns on Saturday, behind a 24-point effort from Blake Griffin at STAPLES Center.
Toronto Raptors Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Portland are 5-5
After playing Utah are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7
Los Angeles Clippers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Chicago are 6-4
After playing Phoenix are 7-3
After a win are 9-1
A few Raptors at Clippers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Toronto's last 9 games when playing on the road against LA Clippers
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games on the road
Toronto is 8-3 SU in their last 11 games when playing LA Clippers
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto's last 7 games
LA Clippers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of the LA Clippers last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of the LA Clippers last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of the LA Clippers last 9 games when playing at home against Toronto
Toronto at Portland, Monday, December 10
LA Clippers at Chicago, Tuesday, December 11