Los Angeles Clippers vs. Toronto Raptors - 11/21/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Toronto Raptors (8-5) at Los Angeles Clippers (12-2)
NBA Basketball: Monday, November 21, 2016 at 10:30 pm (STAPLES Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Clippers -8 -- Over/Under: 211.5 See the Latest Odds
The Toronto Raptors and Los Angeles Clippers square off Monday night in a NBA matchup at the Staples Center.
The Toronto Raptors could use a bounce back victory after losing three of their last four games. The Toronto Raptors are averaging 108.2 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 104.3 points on 45.1 percent shooting. DeMar DeRozan is averaging 33 points and five rebounds while Kyle Lowry is averaging 18.8 points and 7.3 assists. Jonas Valanciunas is the third double-digit scorer and Terrence Ross is grabbing 2.2 rebounds. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 32.1 percent from beyond the arc and 79.9 percent from the free throw line. The Toronto Raptors are allowing 33.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.7 rebounds per game. The Toronto Raptors have won six of their last eight road games.
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The Los Angeles Clippers look to keep the ball rolling as they hope to build on their impressive 12-2 start to the season. The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 109.1 points on 46.6 percent shooting and allowing 95.4 points on 41.8 percent shooting. Blake Griffin is averaging 21.6 points and 9.4 rebounds while Chris Paul is averaging 17.9 points and 8.6 assists. J.J. Redick is the third double-digit scorer and DeAndre Jordan is grabbing 12.2 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 38.3 percent from beyond the arc and 74.5 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Clippers are allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.8 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Clippers have won four of their last five home games.
The Raptors are 9-1-1 ATS in their last 11 games playing on 0 days rest and 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. NBA Pacific. The Clippers are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 vs. Eastern Conference and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Monday games. The Raptors are 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings and the underdog is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
The Raptors seem to be struggling at the moment with losses in three of their last four games and that one win was a two-point contest against the Denver Nuggets, a game they could have easily lost. Not to mention Toronto played last night and could have tired legs for this one. The Clippers are the best team in basketball right now and are winning by double digits consistently. There's better bets on the board, but the Clips could cover this at home.