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Toronto RaptorsLos Angeles Clippers
26-23February 07, 2014, 10:30 | STAPLES Center34-18

The Clippers will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when the Raptors tip off at STAPLES Center on Friday in NBA play.

The Clippers sport a record of 34-18 and 29-23 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Raptors sit at 26-23 and 30-19 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 28-22-2 for the Clippers and 25-24 for the Raptors. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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Bettors looking to back the visiting Raptors before tip-off in this one found them as 5.5-point underdogs earlier at Bovada, while the total was sitting at 204 at TopBet.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 4-rated Raptors taking on the No. 10-rated Clippers in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 98-96 win for the Clippers on Friday.

In their last action, Toronto was a 109-101 loser on the road against the Kings. They failed to cover the 1-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (210) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Toronto got 21 points from Kyle Lowry but lost anyway 109-101 against the Kings on Wednesday at Sleep Train Arena.

Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 116-112 loser as they battled the Heat at home. The Clippers failed to cover in the match as a 1-point favorite, while 228 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Blake Griffin chucked in 43 points for Los Angeles on Wednesday, but they still came up short in losing 116-112 at STAPLES Center.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Raptors rank No. 13 in the league with 43.45 per game. That compares with Los Angeles’s No. 18 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Los Angeles is the NBA’s No. 11-ranked team at 8.13 per game, while the Raptors rate No. 9 with 8.33 per contest.

Next up:
Toronto home to New Orleans, Monday, February 10th
Los Angeles home to Philadelphia, Sunday, February 9th