Toronto Raptors at Los Angeles Clippers Free NBA Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 12/26/2014
Saturday, December 27, 2014 at 3:30 PM
Staples Center in Los Angeles
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On Saturday night, the Toronto Raptors will be facing the Los Angeles Clippers in a game between two of the NBA's top five offenses. Last season, the Clippers were able to win both of their games against the Raptors.
On Monday night, the Raptors had their six-game winning streak snapped when the Chicago Bulls beat them 129-120 on the road. The Raptors did force 15 turnovers in that loss, but they also allowed the Bulls to make 54.1 percent of their shots against them.
Through their first 29 games this season, the Raptors are near the top of the league in scoring with 108.2 points per game. Point guard Kyle Lowry has had a great start to the year by averaging 20 points, 7.7 assists and 1.5 steals per game. Center Jonas Valanciunas has scored 12.2 points per game and currently leads the team in rebounding with 8.8 per game.
The Clippers were able to end their losing streak at two games on Thursday night when they easily defeated the Golden State Warriors 100-86 at home. They shot less than 40 percent in that win, but they were also able to force 16 Golden State turnovers.
Through 30 games, the Clippers are near the top of the Western Conference in both scoring and assists per game. Their best offensive player has been power forward Blake Griffin, who is currently averaging 22.9 points, eight rebounds and 4.7 assists per game.
Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
Toronto Raptors are 17-12-0 Against the Spread
Toronto Raptors are 18-11-0 against the Over/Under
Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
Los Angeles Clippers are 12-18-0 Against the Spread
Los Angeles Clippers are 17-12-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
12/26/14 F Landry Fields Head "?" Saturday vs. LA Clippers
11/30/14 G DeMar DeRozan Groin out indefinitely
Los Angeles Clippers
12/18/14 F Spencer Hawes Leg out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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