Free NBA Pick: Clippers vs. Raptors NBA Odds
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2021 NBA Handicapping
(45-23) LA Clippers vs. Toronto Raptors (27-41)
Date: Tuesday, May 11th
Time: 7:30 PM EST
Venue: Amalie Arena, Tampa Bay, Florida
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Clippers -7.5
NBA Betting Total: 222.5
On Tuesday, May 11th, the LA Clippers will face the Toronto Raptors for the second and final meeting between the clubs this season. LA won the May 4th match 105-100 versus a shorthanded Raptors squad.
Last season, the squads played twice with the Clippers winning both contests and hold a current three-game win streak versus Toronto, which coincides with Kawhi Leonard joining the team. The Raptors hold the all-time record having won 27 matches of the 49 played.
The Clippers hold the third seed in the West and a slim one game margin over the Nuggets. If the playoffs began today LA would face the Blazers in round one.
However, much can change over the course of these final games. After Toronto, the Clippers will finish the week against the Hornets, Rockets and Thunder which theorthetically should ensure three easy wins with Charlotte the only true test.
Having lost four of their last six games LA can use these games to tweak the issues heading into the postseason. Kawhi Leonard is dealing with a hand injury and sore ankle but says injuries are par for the course at this time of year and expects to play through the pain.
Serge Ibaka hasn’t played since March 14th and remains out with lower back tightness. Amir Coffey remains out due to health and safety protocols.
Following games played Monday, the Raptors have been statistically ruled out of the play-in tournament. It’s been a year of constant adversity and one spent entirely in another city and arena.
In retrospect, the writing was on the wall when the team got ravaged by COVID-19 losing three starters for up to 20 days as well as the entire front row of their coaching staff along with other key contributors.
Another sign the team was leaning toward the tank for some time is the core group of Kyle Lowry, Fred VanVleet (hip flexor), Pascal Siakam (shoulder strain), and OG Anunoby (calf strain) have only all simultaneously been on the court four times in the last 20 games. And, for most of those matches, two or three were out.
Pascal Siakam was the only one of the four in the lineup Saturday and left with a shoulder injury partway through the game while Gary Trent Jr.returned versus Washington after missing the prior six games.
The core quartet including Lowry (rest) are out. Paul Watson (knee tendonitis), Rodney Hood (fractured finger) are also out. Chris Boucher is questionable with a left knee sprain.
With the losses last week the Raptors are currently positioned with the seventh-best odds to win the top draft pick.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Clippers are 6-4 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
- The Raptors are 6-4 ATS in the last 10 head to head meetings
- Over/Under is 4-6 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
- The total has gone under in 7 of Clippers’ last 8 games.
- The total has gone under in 5 of Toronto’s last 6 games at home.
Free LA Clippers vs. Toronto Raptors NBA Prediction:
This match isn’t likely to shuffle the board given the Raptors won’t have their core in the lineup and it behooves them to lose out to improve their lottery odds. The Clippers are also motivated to collect the victory to hold onto the third seed.
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