Two teams sitting within the top-8 of their respective conference are clashing today, when the Toronto Raptors (37-16), looking to bounce back after their latest defeat, are hosting the Los Angeles Clippers (29-24), who want to end a small losing streak of their own.
Date/Time: 02-03-2019, 15:00 EDT
Spread: Toronto Raptors -10
Toronto Raptors have a 37-16 record (23-30 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit in the second place of the East. They have lost three of their last four matches and in their last game they lost at home against the Bucks with a 92-105 score, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Kawhi Leonard with 27.6 ppg, adding a team high 7.9 boards per game. He is followed by Serge Ibaka with 16.1 ppg and 7.6 boards per game.
Los Angeles Clippers have a 29-24 record (29-24 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit in the 8th place of the West. They have three consecutive losses and in their last game they lost on the road against the Pistons with a 111-101 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Tobias Harris 20.8 ppg, adding a team high 7.9 boards per game. He is followed by Lou Williams with 19.2 ppg off the bench.
In their previous meeting earlier this season the Raptors won on the road with a 99-123 score. Raptors have a 21-5 home record, while the Clippers are 14-12 on the road. Clippers are better offensively, scoring 114.2 ppg to Raptors’ 113.7, while Raptors are better defensively, allowing 108.6 ppg to Clippers’ 113.5. Both teams have almost identical field goal percentage (47.1% to 47%), while the Clippers have a better 3-point percentage (38.2% to 34.6%). Raptors are better in dimes made (24.3 to 23.2) and in turnovers committed (13.3 to 13.8), while Clippers are better in boards grabbed (45.5 to 44.9). Raptors are the favorite at home but Vegas odds give them a -10 spread and don’t expect them to beat the odds as the Clippers will definitely force a closer game than that.
Los Angeles Clippers vs Toronto Raptors Prediction: Los Angeles Clippers +10 (-108)
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