Toronto Raptors at Los Angeles Clippers Betting Prediction


It will be a showdown between two sensational offenses when the Los Angeles Clippers (17-9) go head-to-head against the Toronto Raptors (21-7) at Staples Center. Action begins at 10:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday, December 11, 2018, and can be seen on NBATV.

Toronto Raptors vs. Los Angeles Clippers Betting Odds

The last time the Clippers were in action, they beat the Phoenix Suns, 123-119, despite being 9.5-point underdogs. The Raptors, on the other hand, were defeated by the Milwaukee Bucks, 104-99, resulting in a push. The Los Angeles game went 23 points over the projected point total of 219, while the Toronto game finished 26.5 points under the projected point total of 229.5.

Los Angeles dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had a superb free throw rate of 0.306 (above their season average of 0.271) and an offensive rebounding percentage of 25.0 (above their season average of 21.9). For those same stats, Phoenix was 0.170 and 23.8, respectively. Toronto, on the other hand, had a better offensive rebounding percentage (23.4 vs. 20.9). Los Angeles’ Tobias Harris played well, contributing 33 points and eight rebounds. Toronto was led by Kawhi Leonard, who put up 20 points and eight rebounds.

The Clippers dominated this series last year, taking both games. In the most recent matchup, Los Angeles won 117-106. Getting to the free throw line was one of Los Angeles’ biggest strengths. They made 27 trips to the line, while Toronto went just 14 times. This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams.

Of the Raptors’ 28 games, 16 have finished over the projected point total. Toronto holds records of 21-7 straight up (SU) and 13-15 against the spread (ATS).

Clippers games also tend to finish over the O/U total (60.0 percent). Further, Los Angeles is 17-9 SU and 15-10 ATS.

The game should be a matchup of strength against strength as the high-octane offense of Los Angeles (fifth in the NBA with an offensive efficiency of 110.2) takes on the stingy defense of Toronto (fifth in the league with a defensive efficiency of 103.6).

Toronto Raptors at Los Angeles Clippers Betting Pick

Pick: SU Winner – Clippers, ATS Winner – Clippers, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • The Raptors average 45.785714285714285 rebounds per game, which ranks 12 in the league. The Clippers rank 24 in rebounds allowed per game (46.57692307692308).
  • Toronto ranks sixth in three pointers attempted per game (34.0) while Los Angeles ranks 27th (25.0).
  • The Raptors rank sixth in points off turnovers per game (18.8) while the Clippers rank 26th (15.2).
  • Toronto ranks eighth in points allowed in the paint per game (46.2) while Los Angeles ranks 27th (51.8).
  • Toronto ranks 12 in second chance points per game (14) while Los Angeles ranks 26 in second chance points allowed per game (15.076923076923077).
  • The Raptors rank fourth in fast break points per game (17.7) while the Clippers rank 25th in fast break points allowed per game (15.1).
  • The Raptors rank 12 in steals per game (8.25) while the Clippers rank 28 (6.115384615384615).
  • Toronto ranks 9 in assists per game (25.142857142857142) while Los Angeles ranks 12 in assists allowed per game (23.53846153846154).
  • Toronto ranks seventh in blocks allowed per game (4.6) while Los Angeles ranks 27th (6.2).
  • When allowing below 100 points, Los Angeles is 3-1 and Toronto is 4-0.
  • In games where they score more than 100 points, the Clippers are 17-6 and the Raptors are 20-6.
  • Los Angeles is 8-3 ATS at home, while Toronto is 7-6 ATS on the road.
  • The Raptors have 7 unders and 6 overs in 13 road games.
  • The Clippers have 6 overs, 4 unders and 1 push in 11 home games.

Bettings Trends:

  • The Clippers are 2-3 ATS over their last five games, while the Raptors are 1-4.
  • In their last five games, Los Angeles has 3 overs, 1 under and 1 push, while Toronto has 5 unders.
  • During their last five games, the Clippers have scored an average of 109.2 points per game (6.7 below their season average) and allowed an average of 115.2 points per game (2.4 above their season average).
  • The Raptors\u2019 average margin of victory in their last five games has been 2.6, down from 7.6 for the season.