Clippers vs. Raptors - 11/22/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Toronto Raptors (8-6) at Los Angeles Clippers (6-6)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, November 22, 2015 at 3:30 pm (STAPLES Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Clippers -6 -- Over/Under: 209 See the Latest Odds
TV: RSN-, FSW2
The Toronto Raptors and Los Angeles Clippers meet Sunday afternoon at the Staples Center.
The Toronto Raptors could use a nice road win after losing six of their last nine games. The Toronto Raptors are averaging 101.6 points on 43.5 percent shooting and allowing 97.6 points on 43.7 percent shooting. DeMar DeRozan is averaging 20.9 points and 4.3 assists while Kyle Lowry is averaging 20.7 points and 4.7 rebounds. DeMarre Carroll is grabbing 4.9 rebounds and Cory Joseph is dishing 3.3 assists. The Toronto Raptors have really cooled off since their 5-0 start to the season with losses in six of their last nine since then. The good news for the Raptors is that their last four losses have been decided by six or less points. Still, five of the Raptors six losses this year have come on the road.
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The Los Angeles Clippers look for a strong win to get a game above a .500 record. The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 104.9 points on 46.6 percent shooting and allowing 105.7 points on 44.6 percent shooting. Blake Griffin is averaging 26.2 points and 8.6 rebounds while Chris Paul is averaging 17.3 points and eight assists. Jamal Crawford is dishing 2.2 assists and DeAndre Jordan is grabbing 12.8 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers continue to struggle, allowing 35.4 percent shooting from deep and giving up 77 points to opponents starters. The Clippers are 2-6 this season when allowing 100-plus points. Five of the Clippers six wins this year have come at home. Pablo Prigioni is questionable with an illness.
The Raptors are 9-1 ATS in their last 10 vs. Western Conference and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. NBA Pacific. The Clippers are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Raptors are 14-6 ATS in the last 20 meetings.
The Raptors are still one of the top teams in the East and are capabale of winning this game outright with the way the Clippers are playing. Even then, Toronto has lost its last four games by six or less points. You have to love the value of the points here.