Toronto Raptors vs. Los Angeles Clippers - 3/25/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Toronto Raptors vs. Los Angeles Clippers - 3/25/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Clippers (38-34) at Toronto Raptors (54-19)

NBA Basketball: Sunday, March 25, 2018 at 6:00 pm (Air Canada Centre)

The Line: Toronto Raptors -9 -- Over/Under: 227 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Los Angeles Clippers and Toronto Raptors meet Sunday in NBA action at the Air Canada Centre.

The Los Angeles Clippers need a win to stay in the playoff race after losing five of their last six games. The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 109.5 points on 47.1 percent shooting and allowing 108.7 points on 45.6 percent shooting. Lou Williams is averaging 22.9 points and 5.4 assists while Tobias Harris is averaging 19.4 points and 6.5 rebounds. Austin Rivers is the third double-digit scorer and DeAndre Jordan is grabbing 15.4 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 75.5 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Clippers are allowing 35.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.8 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Clippers have split their last 10 road games.

The Toronto Raptors look to keep the ball rolling after winning 13 of their last 15 games. The Toronto Raptors are averaging 112.5 points on 47.2 percent shooting and allowing 104.2 points on 45.1 percent shooting. DeMar DeRozan is averaging 23.6 points and four rebounds while Kyle Lowry is averaging 16.8 points and 6.8 assists. Serge Ibaka is the third double-digit scorer and Jonas Valanciunas is grabbing 8.5 rebounds. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 36.1 percent from beyond the arc and 79.9 percent from the free throw line. The Toronto Raptors are allowing 35.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.7 rebounds per game. The Toronto Raptors have won 13 of their last 15 home games.

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The Clippers are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 Sunday games, 18-7-1 ATS in their last 26 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Raptors are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 Sunday games, 7-3 ATS in their last 10 vs. NBA Pacific and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Clippers are 1-7 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Toronto, 1-6 ATS in the last 7 meetings and the underdog is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.

The Los Angeles Clippers need every win they can get to stay in the playoff race, as they're quickly losing ground and watching a berth slip through their hands. The Toronto Raptors are obviously the better basketball team and have been lights out at home, but they're allowing over 50 percent shooting in their last five games and have failed to cover each of those contests. The Clippers can score the basketball, and that doesn't change on the road where they're averaging 108.6 points on 46.8 percent shooting. Add in the fact the Clippers need this game more, and there's value with the points.

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Randy’s Pick Los Angeles Clippers +9

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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