Los Angeles Clippers vs. Toronto Raptors - 12/11/19 NBA Picks, Odds, and Prediction
Game: Los Angeles Clippers vs Toronto Raptors
Date: Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Location: Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Toronto -1
Scotiabank Arena is the venue where Pascal Siakam and the Toronto Raptors (16-7, 3rd in the Atlantic Division) will take on the Los Angeles Clippers (18-7, 2nd in the Pacific Division) on Wednesday. Los Angeles opens this matchup as 1 point underdogs. The total opens at 218.
The Clippers are covering the spread 56.0% of the time, having gone 14-11-0 ATS. Toronto is covering 56.5% of the time, going 13-10-0 against the spread.
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
12/9/2019 Rodney McGruder SG Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Dec 11
12/9/2019 JaMychal Green PF Back Expected to be out until at least Dec 11
12/9/2019 Landry Shamet SG Ankle Expected to be out until at least Dec 11
12/9/2019 Kawhi Leonard SF Rest Expected to be out until at least Dec 11
12/6/2019 Amir Coffey SG Ankle Expected to be out until at least Dec 15
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
12/9/2019 Fred VanVleet SG Knee Expected to be out until at least Dec 11
12/8/2019 Stanley Johnson SF Groin Expected to be out until at least Dec 11
12/7/2019 Patrick McCaw SG Knee Expected to be out until at least Dec 11
11/26/2019 Matt Thomas SG Finger Expected to be out until at least Dec 28
Kawhi Leonard averages 25.1 points per contest in 31.1 minutes per game this year. He averages 5.2 assists per game and 7.9 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% for the season while his free throw percentage is 85%. Lou Williams comes into this game averaging 20.0 points per contest while playing 31.0 minutes per night. He grabs 3.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 6.2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Fred VanVleet averages 18.0 points per game and he sees the court an average of 36.6 minutes per game. He also hauls in 3.8 rebounds per game and dishes 7.0 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 88%. Pascal Siakam scores 24.5 points per contest while playing 36.9 minutes per game. He hauls in 8.4 rebounds per contest and has 3.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Clippers allow 108.3 points per contest which is 14th in the NBA. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 3rd and 11th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 45.7 rebounds a game which ranks 19th, and they allow 22.4 assists per game which puts them in 7th place in the league. They force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the NBA. Los Angeles averages 115.1 points per contest, which is 6th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 6.8 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 12th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 17th in the NBA. They average 49.2 boards per contest and 23.2 assists per game, which ranks them 2nd and 21st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 8th with 16.0 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Raptors give up 105.3 points per game, which ranks them 7th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 2nd and 7th in those defensive statistics. They rank 24th with 25.4 dimes allowed per game and 30th with 48.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Raptors are 26th in the league in forcing turnovers with 16.6 per contest. Toronto is 12th in the NBA with 111.7 points per contest this season. They are 15th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 6.4. They shoot 38% from beyond the arc, which is good for 3rd in the league. They are 7th in the NBA in rebounding with 46.3 boards per contest and 8th in assists per game with 25.3. The Raptors are 15th in turnovers per contest with 15.4.
The Clippers are 7th in the league in defensive rating with 104.6, and their offensive rating of 111.2 is ranked 8th. They are 7th in the NBA in pace with 103.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 18th. As a unit they are 13th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 20th in the NBA. Los Angeles is 14th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 27th in the NBA.
Toronto is 12th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 29th in the NBA. The Raptors are 11th in the league in defensive rating with 103.4, and their offensive rating of 109.7 is ranked 6th. They are 14th in the NBA in pace with 100.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 10th. As a unit they are 10th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shot attempts, ranking 7th in the NBA.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Toronto -1 and over 218 total points
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