Clippers visit Raptors in NBA clash
Los Angeles Clippers vs Toronto Raptors Odds
The Raptors hope to be unwelcoming hosts on Friday as the Clippers pay a visit to Air Canada Centre in NBA betting action.
This season the Raptors are 16-30 overall and 24-21-1 ATS against the number, while the Clippers are 34-13 and 27-20 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). As for the totals, Toronto is 24-22 on the OU, and Los Angeles is 25-22.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 24 (Raptors) and the No. 3 (Clippers) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 106-96 result in favor of the Clippers is predicted by handicapping models.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Toronto's No. 28-rated squad against Los Angeles's No. 16-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Toronto rates No. 10 in the league with 7.6 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 14 with 7.1 per outing.
Defensively, the Clippers feature the league's No. 3-rated defense on the road, giving up 94.3 points per game. Toronto, meanwhile, comes in at No. 15 in the league in scoring at home.
The Clippers were a 96-90 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Timberwolves. They covered the 4.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (186) made winners of UNDER bettors. Los Angeles got 26 points and 13 rebounds from Blake Griffin en route to a 96-90 victory over Minnesota on Wednesday at Target Center.
In their last action, Toronto was a 93-92 loser on the road against the Hawks. They covered the 7-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (185) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. DeMar DeRozan scored 23 points in a failed effort to lead the Raptors to victory (they lost 93-92 to Atlanta at Philips Arena on Wednesday).
Los Angeles Clippers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Boston are 5-5
After playing Minnesota are 5-5
After a win are 7-3
Toronto Raptors Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Miami are 6-4
After playing Atlanta are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6
A few Clippers at Raptors trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of the LA Clippers last 8 games when playing Toronto
LA Clippers are 18-7 SU in their last 25 games
LA Clippers are 11-5 SU in their last 16 games on the road
LA Clippers are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games at home
Toronto is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against LA Clippers
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Toronto's last 8 games when playing LA Clippers
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Toronto's last 10 games
LA Clippers at Boston, Sunday, February 3
Toronto home to Miami, Sunday, February 3