Sunday, November 22, 2015
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The Toronto Raptors travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday, November 22, 2015. The opening line for this game has Los Angeles as 6 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 209.
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The Raptors come into this game with an overall record of 8-6 and a road record of 5-5. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 4 as they are averaging 101.6 points per game while giving up 97.6 per contest. The Clippers have an overall record of 6-6 and a home record of 5-2. They currently are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 104.9 points per game and surrendering 105.7, good for a point differential of -0.8.
DeMar DeRozan comes into this contest averaging 20.9 points per game while playing 35.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Raptors. He pulls down 4.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%. Kyle Lowry averages 20.6 points per game in 35.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.2 assists per contest and 4.7 rebounds per game for Toronto. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 89%.
Blake Griffin averages 26.2 points per game while playing 34.3 minutes per contest this year for the Clippers. He grabs 8.6 rebounds per game and has 4.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage currently is at 75%. Chris Paul averages 17.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.4 rebounds per contest and 8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Toronto averages 101.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 4 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 19th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 13th in the league. They average 54.7 rebounds per game and 18.6 assists per game which ranks them 9th and 28th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 20th with 15.4 per game. The Raptors allow 97.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 12th and 22nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 48.1 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 22 assists per contest which puts them in 18th place in the league. They force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the league.
Los Angeles averages 104.9 points per game this year which ranks them 4th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.8 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 3rd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 22nd in the NBA. They average 51.1 rebounds per game and 21.6 assists per contest which ranks them 25th and 13th respectively. In the turnover department the Clippers rank 3rd with 13.1 per game. The Clippers allow 105.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 26th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 18th and 21st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 56.5 rebounds a game which ranks 28th and they give up 21.8 assists per contest which puts them in 17th place in the league. The Clippers force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the NBA.
Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 9-4-1 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 5-8-1 against the over/under
Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 4-8-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 8-4-0 against the over/under
Toronto Raptors Injuries
11/21/15 C Jonas Valanciunas Hand out indefinitely
Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
11/21/15 F Blake Griffin Knee injured last game, probable Sunday vs. Toronto
11/21/15 PG Pablo Prigioni Illness "?" Sunday vs. Toronto
Tony's Pick: Take Toronto
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