Toronto Raptors (17-7) at Los Angeles Clippers (9-15)
NBA Basketball: Monday, December 11, 2017 at 10:30 pm (STAPLES Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Clippers +5.5 -- Over/Under: 215 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Toronto Raptors and Los Angeles Clippers meet Monday in NBA action at the Staples Center.
The Toronto Raptors look for another victory to build on their six-game winning streak. The Toronto Raptors are averaging 111.7 points on 48.7 percent shooting and allowing 104.2 points on 45.1 percent shooting. DeMar DeRozan is averaging 23.4 points and 4.6 rebounds while Kyle Lowry is averaging 16.6 points and 7.2 assists. Serge Ibaka is the third double-digit scorer and Jonas Valanciunas is grabbing 7.1 rebounds. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 78.8 percent from the free throw line. The Toronto Raptors are allowing 36.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.4 rebounds per game. The Toronto Raptors have won five of their last seven road games.
The Los Angeles Clippers look for a spark of consistency here after splitting their last eight games. The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 105.3 points on 45.4 percent shooting and allowing 107.9 points on 46.8 percent shooting. Lou Williams is averaging 19.7 points and 4.7 assists while Austin Rivers is averaging 14.8 points and 2.1 rebounds. Danilo Gallinari is the third double-digit scorer and DeAndre Jordan is grabbing 14.3 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 35.9 percent from beyond the arc and 75.6 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Clippers are allowing 38.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.5 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Clippers have lost five of their last seven home games.
The Raptors are 18-7-1 ATS in their last 26 games playing on 0 days rest and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 vs. Western Conference. The Clippers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Monday games, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games and 5-12 ATS in their last 17 games overall. The Raptors are 11-5 ATS in the last 16 meetings in Los Angeles, 21-8 ATS in the last 29 meetings and the under is 11-3 in the last 14 meetings in Los Angeles.
The Toronto Raptors are on the end of a back to back, but they're playing a Clippers team that's being outscored by 11.2 points in their last five games and is just 2-6 ATS this season when an underog by less than six points. The Clippers weren't that good with Blake Griffin on the floor, but now they have no go-to guy on offense and the defense has taken a major hit with DeAndre only able to do so much. The Clippers just aren't a team I'm looking to back right now. Give me the Raptors and the reasonable number here.