Raptors vs Clippers NBA Betting Odds & Game Prediction

Raptors vs Clippers NBA Betting Odds & Game Prediction

Written by on December 11, 2018

The Toronto Raptors play the first of a 4-game west coast swing when they battle the L.A. Clippers on Tuesday, Dec. 11. In addition to the Clipps, the Raptors also take on the Golden State Warriors, Portland Trailblazers and Denver Nuggets. Will Toronto start off the road trip with a win? Or, will the Clippers take it?

Raptors vs Clippers NBA Betting Odds & Game Prediction

Why Toronto Raptors are a good bet at -4.5?

Toronto remains the top team in the NBA. With a record of 21-7, Toronto has been close to unbeatable, dominating teams like Philadelphia and Washington and beating teams like Golden State in overtime.

The Raptors are on somewhat of a slide, going 1-2 straight up in their last 3, but playing the Clippers should right the ship. Toronto ranks 5th in points, 6th in points allowed, 2nd in field goal percentage, and 4th in field goal percentage allowed. They’ll beat and cover against the Clippers on Tuesday.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Points/G: 115.4
  • Field Goal %: 48.3
  • 3-Point %: 34.3
  • Free Throw %: 80.6
  • Rebounds/G: 45.8
Defense:
  • Points/G: 107.8
  • Field Goal %: 44.2
  • 3-Point %: 33.5
  • Free Throw %: 75.7
  • Rebounds/G: 44.5

Why L.A. Clippers are a good bet at +4.5?

Are the Clippers a safe bet for Tuesday night?

At 17-9, the Clippers are tied with the Golden State Warriors and a game ahead of the L.A. Lakers in the suddenly deep Pacific Division. Los Angeles has gone 6-4 straight up in their last 10.

The thing to note is that although the Clippers are 6-4 SU in their last 10, they’ve gone 8-3 ATS at home and have only lost 2 games straight up at home. Los Angeles could beat the Raptors on the moneyline, much less cover the spread.  

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Points/G: 115.6
  • Field Goal %: 46.8
  • 3-Point %: 37.5
  • Free Throw %: 80.6
  • Rebounds/G: 46.4
Defense:
  • Points/G: 112.6
  • Field Goal %: 44.1
  • 3-Point %: 33
  • Free Throw %: 77
  • Rebounds/G: 46.8

NBA Betting Trends for Raptors vs Clippers

  • Toronto is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Toronto is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto’s last 5 games
  • LA Clippers is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • LA Clippers is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 10 of LA Clippers’s last 15 games

Raptors vs Clippers Final NBA Betting Analysis:

The Raptors have the best record in the NBA, but they face a team on Tuesday night that’s fantastic at using home court advantage. The Clippers not only cover spreads at home, they also win at home.

Sometimes, a team with a star, like Los Angeles, finds a way to make it work. Chemistry means a lot in the NBA and the Clippers have it. The bench is deep. When you can bring Patrick Beverly, Lou Williams, and Montrezl Harrell off the pine, you know your deep.

This a tough game for the Raptors. The Clippers can win on the moneyline. It’s a must to take the points.

NBA Betting Pick: L.A. Clippers +4.5
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