Los Angeles Clippers at Toronto Raptors NBA Picks & Predictions 3/25/2018
Sunday, March 25, 2018
Air Canada Centre
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The Los Angeles Clippers head to Air Canada Centre to take on the Toronto Raptors on Sunday, March 25, 2018. The opening line for this game has Toronto as 9 point favorites.
The Clippers head into this matchup with a mark of 38-34. They are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.8 as they are averaging 109.5 points per contest while giving up 108.7 per game. The Raptors have an overall mark of 54-19. They currently are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 112.5 points per contest and giving up 104.2, which is a point differential of 8.3.
Valuable Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 38-34-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 39-32-1 against the over/under
Important Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 40-33-0 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 37-35-1 against the over/under
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
11/22/17 PG Patrick Beverley Knee is out for season
03/03/18 F Danilo Gallinari Hand is out indefinitely
02/23/18 G Avery Bradley Groin is out for season
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
03/23/18 G CJ Miles Illness is "?" Sunday vs LA Clippers
Tobias Harris comes into this game averaging 18.5 points per contest while playing 33.4 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 5.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is 84%. Lou Williams averages 22.9 points per contest in 32.8 minutes per game this year. He averages 5.4 assists per game and 2.5 rebounds per contest for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 44% for the season while his free throw percentage is 88%.
DeMar DeRozan has scored 23.6 points per contest while playing 34.1 minutes per game this season for the Raptors. He hauls in 4 rebounds per contest and has 5.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 82%. Kyle Lowry averages 16.8 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 32.2 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.6 rebounds per game and 6.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles averages 109.5 points per contest this year, which is 8th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.76 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 9th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 23rd in the NBA. They average 43.8 boards per contest and 22.3 assists per game, which ranks them 15th and 21st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 11th with 14.8 per game. The Clippers allow 108.7 points per contest which is 22nd in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 10th and 7th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 43.7 rebounds a game which ranks 18th, and they allow 24.3 assists per game which puts them in 23rd place in the league. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Toronto is 3rd in the NBA with 112.5 points per contest this season. They are 7th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 8.37. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 18th in the league. They are 16th in the NBA in rebounding with 43.7 boards per contest and 6th in assists per game with 24.1. The Raptors are 27th in turnovers per contest with 13.3. The Raptors give up 104.2 points per game, which ranks them 9th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 6th and 10th in those defensive statistics. They rank 10th with 22 dimes allowed per game and 10th with 42.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Raptors are 22nd in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.8 per contest this year.
The Clippers are 7th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.6, and their defensive rating of 109.8 is ranked 13th. In terms of pace they are 7th in the league with 98.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 9th. As a team they are 9th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 17th in the league. Los Angeles is 12th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 20th in the league.
Toronto is 27th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 27th in the league. The Raptors are 3rd in the NBA in offensive rating with 114.5, and their defensive rating of 105.9 is ranked 27th. In terms of pace they are 14th in the league with 97.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 5th. As a team they are 4th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 5th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Clippers/Raptors NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles +9
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