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Clippers visit Raptors in NBA clash

Los Angeles ClippersToronto Raptors
30-15January 25, 2014, 07:00 | Air Canada Centre22-20



Los Angeles pays a visit to Toronto on Saturday, hoping to send the Raptors to a loss while also covering the spread in NBA action at Air Canada Centre.

Toronto will face the 30-15 Clippers, who own a 26-19 ATS mark on the season. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Raptors are 21-21 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Clippers are 24-19-2 favoring the OVER.

View Los Angeles Clippers vs Toronto Raptors Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with the Raptors in this one found them as -1-point Favorite earlier at Bovada, while the total had been sitting in the area of 199.5 at Bovada.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Raptors at No. 7 and the Clippers at No. 9 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 98-95 result in favor of the Clippers.

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Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 112-95 winner as they battled the Bulls on the road. The Clippers covered in the match as a 2-point favorite, while 207 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Los Angeles got 26 points and 13 rebounds from Blake Griffin en route to a 112-95 victory over Chicago on Friday at United Center.

Toronto won its last outing, a 104-95 result against the 76ers on January 24. The Raptors covered in that game as a 6.5-point favorite, while the 199 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The Raptors got a 34-point performance from DeMar DeRozan as Toronto handed Philadelphia a 104-95 defeat on Friday at Wells Fargo Center.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Toronto's No. 19-ranked offense, averaging 98.74 PPG, against a Clippers defense that ranks No. 13 at 99.96 PPG. The Raptors field goal percentage has averaged 43.63% so far, less than the Clippers shooters have achieved on the year, 46.54% per game.

A few Clippers at Raptors trends to consider:
LA Clippers is 6-2-1 SU in its last 9 games
LA Clippers is 2-3-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
LA Clippers is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Toronto
LA Clippers is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games when playing Toronto
Toronto is 2-3-1 SU in its last 6 games
Toronto is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games at home
Toronto is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Toronto's last 12 games at home


Next up:
Los Angeles at Milwaukee, Monday, January 27th
Toronto at Brooklyn, Monday, January 27th

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