Toronto Raptors at Los Angeles Clippers NBA Picks & Predictions 12/11/2017
Monday, December 11, 2017
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The Toronto Raptors head to Staples Center to take on the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday, December 11, 2017. The opening line for this game has Toronto as 5 point favorites.
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The Raptors head into this matchup with a mark of 16-7. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 7.5 as they are averaging 111.7 points per contest while giving up 104.2 per game. The Clippers have an overall mark of 9-15. They currently are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 105.3 points per contest and giving up 107.9, which is a point differential of -2.6.
Valuable Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 13-10-0 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 12-11-0 against the over/under
Important Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 10-14-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 12-11-1 against the over/under
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
11/16/17 PG Delon Wright Shoulder is out indefinitely
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
11/28/17 F Blake Griffin MCL is out indefinitely
11/22/17 PG Patrick Beverley Knee is out for season
10/22/17 PG Milos Teodosic Ankle is out indefinitely
Kyle Lowry comes into this game averaging 16.6 points per contest while playing 33 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 6.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 7.2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is 90%. DeMar DeRozan averages 23.4 points per contest in 34.3 minutes per game this year. He averages 4.9 assists per game and 4.6 rebounds per contest for Toronto. His field goal percentage is 48% for the season while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Lou Williams has scored 19.7 points per contest while playing 30.3 minutes per game this season for the Clippers. He hauls in 2.6 rebounds per contest and has 4.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 89%. DeAndre Jordan averages 10.5 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 32.5 minutes per game. He also brings in 14.3 rebounds per game and 1.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 67% and his free throw percentage is 58%.
Useful Team Statistics
Toronto averages 111.7 points per contest this year, which is 3rd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 7.52 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a unit, which has them ranked 2nd. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 22nd in the NBA. They average 41.4 boards per contest and 23.5 assists per game, which ranks them 25th and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 21st with 14.4 per game. The Raptors allow 104.2 points per contest which is 14th in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 8th and 14th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 40.9 rebounds a game which ranks 5th, and they allow 22.6 assists per game which puts them in 16th place in the league. They force 15.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles is 15th in the NBA with 105.3 points per contest this season. They are 18th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -2.58. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 20th in the league. They are 17th in the NBA in rebounding with 42.5 boards per contest and 27th in assists per game with 20.5. The Clippers are 13th in turnovers per contest with 15.1. The Clippers give up 107.9 points per game, which ranks them 23rd in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 24th and 28th in those defensive statistics. They rank 27th with 24.5 dimes allowed per game and 20th with 43.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Clippers are 16th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.1 per contest this year.
The Raptors are 3rd in the NBA in offensive rating with 114, and their defensive rating of 106.3 is ranked 22nd. In terms of pace they are 11th in the league with 98 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 3rd. As a team they are 4th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 6th in the league. Toronto is 24th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 26th in the league.
Los Angeles is 13th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 8th in the NBA. The Clippers are 9th in the league in defensive rating with 111.4, and their offensive rating of 108.7 is ranked 2nd. They are 18th in the NBA in pace with 96.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 17th. As a unit they are 14th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 10th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Raptors/Clippers NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Toronto -5
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