Clippers vs. Raptors Prediction
Can the Toronto Raptors take care of a tired Los Angeles Clippers team when these two meet up today at 3PM ET?
529 Los Angeles Clippers vs. 530 Toronto Raptors
Sunday, February 3, 2019
3PM ET – Scotiabank Arena
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Raptors are favored heavily at home, as they are getting odds of -10 points against the Clippers. The over/under total is listed at 229.5 points. The public betting for this game currently has 62 percent going on Toronto at home. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Clippers rally in Detroit
The Los Angeles Clippers earned an unlikely win at Detroit yesterday, overcoming a 20-point deficit in the middle of the third quarter to ultimately win 111-101. That win snapped a 2-game losing streak for the Clippers. Los Angeles is 29-24 on the season, 14-12 on the road, 29-24 against the spread and 27-25-1 with the over.
The Clippers have been one of the better offensive teams in the league this season, averaging 114.2 points per game while shooting 38.2 percent from the arc. Defensively, Los Angeles is giving up 113.5 points per game. Tobias Harris has been leading the team this season with 20.8 points and 7.9 rebounds per game while Lou Williams is adding 19.2 points and 5.3 assists per contest.
Raptors in a funk
Toronto is coming off a 105-92 loss at home to the Bucks and the Raptors have lost three of their last four games while failing to cover the spread in three straight. Toronto is now 37-16 on the season, 21-5 at home, 23-30 against the spread and 30-23 with the over.
The Raptors are averaging 113.7 points per game this season on offense while shooting 47 percent as a team. Defensively, the Raptors are giving up 108.6 points per contest while limiting opponents to 45.4 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is leading the team with 27.6 points and 7.9 rebounds per game while Serge Ibaka is adding 16.1 points and 7.6 rebounds per contest.
NBA Betting Trends
The Clippers are 8-2 against the spread in their last 10 road games, but 1-4 ATS in their last five against a winning team.
The Raptors are 1-7 against the spread in their last eight games following a loss, but 5-2 ATS in their last seven games against Pacific Division opponents.
The Clippers had a game at 5PM ET on Saturday in Detroit and had to fight very hard in the second half to overcome the big deficit. Now they have a tip 22 hours later at Toronto, and I think the Clippers will be pretty fatigued for it. The Raptors play aggressive defense, especially Leonard. That will force the Clippers to really have to work hard on offense and they will already be challenged on defense. The Raptors haven’t been playing well as of late, but I think today things will fall into place for them against a poor defensive team that should have weak legs.
NBA Prediction: Toronto Raptors -10