Clippers at Raptors - 1/24/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Clippers (28-15) at Toronto Raptors (28-15)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, January 24, 2016 at 6:00 pm (Air Canada Centre)
The Line: Toronto Raptors -1.5 -- Over/Under: 206 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSW2, TSN
The Los Angeles Clippers and Toronto Raptors meet Sunday at the Air Canada Centre.
The Los Angeles Clippers look to stay hot after winning 12 of their last 14 games. The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 105 points on 46.3 percent shooting and allowing 101 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Chris Paul is averaging 18.5 points and 9.7 assists while J.J. Redick is averaging 16.4 points and 1.7 rebounds. Jamal Crawford is dishing 2.1 assists and DeAndre Jordan is grabbing 13.3 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 36.5 percent from beyond the arc and 69.5 percent from the free throw line. The Clippers are allowing 34 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.3 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Clippers have won 10 of their last 14 road games.
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The Toronto Raptors look to build on their solid seven-game winning streak. The Toronto Raptors are averaging 101 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 96.8 points on 43.8 percent shooting. DeMar DeRozan is averaging 23.3 points and 4.5 rebounds while Kyle Lowry is averaging 20.7 points and 6.4 assists. Jonas Valanciunas is grabbing 9.3 rebounds and Cory Joseph is dishing three assists. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 36 percent from beyond the arc and 79.5 percent from the free throw line. The Raptors are allowing 37.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.6 rebounds per game. The Toronto Raptors have won 10 of their last 12 home games.
The Clippers are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 road games and 10-3 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The Raptors are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Clippers are 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Toronto and 6-15 ATS in the last 21 meetings overall.
The Raptors may be the most underatted team in the league and it seems like oddmakers are slow to catch on. The Raptors are GOOD. I like the way the Clippers are playing as well, but I don't trust them against a deep team without Blake Griffin. Give me the small chalk and home team.