Raptors vs. Clippers Prediction
Can the Toronto Raptors go on the road and cover as a favorite when they face the Los Angeles Clippers tonight at 10:30PM ET?
535 Toronto Raptors at 536 Los Angeles Clippers
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
10:30PM ET – Staples Center
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Raptors are favored on the road, as they are getting odds of -5 points against the Clippers. The over/under total for the contest is currently listed at 223 points. The public betting currently has 75 percent going on Toronto on the road. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Raptors on their first skid
Toronto has been very strong this season, but the Raptors have lost three of their last four after falling to the Bucks on Sunday, 104-99. Toronto is just 1-5 against the spread in their last six games. The Raptors are now 21-7 overall, 10-3 on the road, 13-15 against the spread and 16-12 with the over.
The Raptors are averaging 115.4 points per game on offense while shooting 48.3 percent from the floor. Defensively, Toronto is allowing just 107.8 points per game while opponents shoot just 44.2 percent from the field. Kawhi Leonard is leading the team with 26.1 points and 8.3 rebounds per game. Serge Ibaka is adding 16.4 points and 7.3 rebounds per contest.
Clippers avoid third straight loss
The Clippers are coming off a 123-119 OT win at Phoenix on Monday night to snap a two-game losing streak. The Clippers have failed to cover in three straight games. Los Angeles is now 17-9 overall, 9-2 at home, 15-11 against the spread and 16-10 with the over.
Los Angeles is putting up a lot of offense, averaging 115.9 points per game while shooting 47 percent from the floor and 37.3 percent from the arc. Defensively, the Clippers are giving up 112.8 points per game while holding opponents to 44.3 percent shooting from the field. Guard Lou Williams is questionable tonight with a hamstring injury. Tobias Harris is leading the team with 21.4 points and 8.4 rebounds per game. Danilo Gallinari is adding 19.1 points and 6.1 rebounds per contest.
NBA Betting Trends
The Raptors are 4-10 against the spread in their last 14 conference games and 7-17 ATS in their last 24 Tuesday games.
The Clippers are 8-2 against the spread in their last 10 home games and 5-1 ATS in their last six games when playing on no rest.
While the Clippers are on the second night of a back-to-back, they are playing pretty well in those situations. The Raptors aren’t playing their best right now and making a trip out West may not lead to much better success. The Clippers match up pretty well with Toronto, as both teams have strong guard play that like to be aggressive on defense. As long as Toronto doesn’t shoot the lights out, the Clippers should remain competitive and possibly get the upset win.
NBA Prediction: Toronto Raptors -5