Last Updated Mar 16, 2022, 23:24 PM
Toronto Raptors vs. Los Angeles Clippers Predictions, Picks, Odds
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Wednesday’s NBA slate will conclude with a compelling non-conference matchup between the Toronto Raptors and Los Angeles Clippers. Coverage begins from Crypto.com Arena in L. A. at 10:30 p.m. ET.
Raptors 112, Clippers 106
Raptors -1.5 (-110) at Caesars
Raptors vs. Clippers Predictions
After finishing 12th in the East with a record of 27-45 SU last year, Toronto bounced back with a relatively decent start to the season, as the Raptors opened with a mediocre 23-23 SU and 25-21 ATS stretch – despite getting tagged as underdogs in 26 of those contests.
Toronto has played excellent since the closing days of January though, considering the Raptors boast records of 15-7 SU and 14-8 ATS across their last 22 games – while scoring 112.6 OPPG and allowing just 110.2 DPPG across that window.
On the other hand, the Clippers stormed out to a surprisingly strong start despite the absence of five-time All-Pro Kawhi Leonard, as the Clippers kicked things off with a sturdy 16-15 SU run – with ten of those victories coming by 10+ PTS.
The Clippers don’t seem overly bothered by the absence of Paul George either, considering Los Angeles is 20-20 SU and 22-18 ATS since PG’s latest injury – while scoring just 108.4 OPPG and surrendering 109.7 DPPG across that span.
I’ll back Toronto here, as the Raptors are 4-0 SU and ATS in their last four road games, while tallying 119.3 OPPG and allowing just 108.5 DPPG during that span – likely presenting an unfavorable matchup for a Clippers squad that’s averaging 104.7 OPPG across their latest 2-4 SU skid.
Raptors vs. Clippers Betting Odds
Raptors vs. Clippers Betting Resources
- Matchup: Atlantic vs. Pacific
- Date: Wednesday, March 16, 2022
- Venue: Crypto.com Arena
- Location: Los Angeles, CA
- TV-Time: NBA League Pass - 10:30 p.m. ET
- Injury Report
Toronto Raptors Betting Analysis
- SU: 38-30
- ATS: 39-29
- O/U: 35-33
After last year’s disappointing 27-45 SU showing, Toronto stormed out to a surprisingly decent start to this season, as the Raptors opened with a modest 23-23 SU stretch – with ten of those SU victories coming in matchups they were underdogs in.
The Raptors became legitimate playoff contenders towards the end of January though, as Toronto now enters Wednesday riding a sturdy 15-7 SU run – with 11 of those victories coming in road games.
Los Angles Clippers Betting Analysis
- SU: 36-35
- ATS: 36-35
- O/U: 33-37-1
Many bettors quickly hopped off the Clippers’ bandwagon after Kawhi’s devastating injury last postseason; however, it turns out they still have juice without him, highlighted by L. A. effortlessly handling business against Utah for the remainder of the second round, and then going toe-to-toe with Phoenix for the length of a competitive six-game Western Conference Finals’ set.
The Clippers’ offense has struggled without George though, considering L. A. enters Wednesday riding an exhausting 20-20 SU stretch – while tallying just 108.4 OPPG and surrendering 109.7 DPPG across that window.
Raptors vs. Clippers Head-to-Head
The Clippers swept a two-game regular-season set against Toronto last year, with both matchups staying under the total at an average of 208 PPG. The most recent meeting between these teams took place back on New Year’s Eve of this season, which resulted in a relatively high-scoring victory for the Raptors (116-108, O 213).
Key Players to Watch
- TOR: Pascal Siakam - PF (21.9 PPG, 8.3 REB, 5.1 AST)
- TOR: Fred VanVleet - PG (21.1 PPG, 4.6 REB, 6.8 AST)
- LAC: Reggie Jackson - PG (17 PPG, 3.8 REB, 4.8 AST)
- LAC: Terance Mann - SG (10.5 PPG, 5.5 REB, 2.5 AST)
Raptors vs. Clippers Betting Conclusion
After extending their road win streak to four games with a double-digit victory over the Lakers on Monday night (W, 114-103), the Raptors return to Crypto.com Arena for Wednesday’s contest as short road favorites over the homestanding Clippers – marking the fourth time L. A. has been an underdog across their last six games.
I’ll back Toronto here, as the Clippers are 2-4 SU and 3-3 ATS in their last six games, while tallying just 104.7 OPPG and allowing 111.8 DPPG during that timeframe – setting the stage for a tough home matchup against a Raptors squad that’s averaging 119.3 OPPG across their current 4-0 SU and ATS road trip.
Raptors vs. Clippers Betting Trends
- The Raptors are 4-1 ATS in their last five games.
- The Clippers are 5-10 ATS in their last 15 games.
- The total has gone UNDER in six of the last eight Raptors' games.
- The total has gone UNDER in seven of the last ten Clippers' games.
- The total has gone UNDER in five of the last six matchups between the Raptors and Clippers.