Toronto Raptors vs. Los Angeles Clippers - 12/11/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Los Angeles Clippers (18-7) at Toronto Raptors (16-7)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 7:00 pm (Scotiabank Arena)
The Line: Toronto Raptors +1.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Los Angeles Clippers and the Toronto Raptors collide at the Scotiabank Arena on Wednesday night.
The Los Angeles Clippers have been on a tear lately as they’ve won 11 of their past 13 games and they will be aiming for a third straight victory after taking down the Pacers in a 110-99 road win on Monday. Paul George drained seven 3-pointers on his way to a game-high 36 points with nine rebounds and five assists, Montrezl Harrell added 26 points and eight rebounds off the bench while Patrick Beverley racked up 11 points with 12 rebounds, five assists and three steals. As a team, the Clippers shot just 40 percent from the field and 10 of 32 from the 3-point line as they dominated the Pacers and led by as many as 19 points early in the third quarter before holding off a fourth quarter from the Pacers. Kawhi Leonard was rested on Monday but is expected to return to the lineup on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, the Toronto Raptors have won eight of their past 11 games and they were able to arrest a three-game slide with a 93-92 road win at Chicago on Monday. Pascal Siakam led the team in scoring with 22 pints on seven of 18 shooting, Norman Powell added 17 points while Kyle Lowry and Serge Ibaka each scored 11 points. As a team, the Raptors shot just 37 percent from the field and seven of 29 from the 3-point line as they escaped Chicago with the narrowest of wins in a game where they never led by more than six points. Fred VanVleet sat out the game with a knee injury and is currently considered questionable for Wednesday.
Looking at the betting trends, the Clippers are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 road games, 5-1 ATS in their last six games playing on one day’s rest and 4-1 ATS in their last five games overall. The Raptors are 18-7-1 ATS in their last 26 home games, 13-6-1 ATS in their last 20 games against a team with a winning record and 0-4 ATS in their last four games overall.
Head to head, the under is 4-1 in the last five meetings, the Clippers are 2-8 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Toronto and the Clippers are 3-8 ATS in the last 11 meetings overall.
The news from Toronto is that Kawhi Leonard will have his own ring ceremony in his first game against his former team which could act as a bit of a distraction. The Clippers will want to continue their strong form with another win over a playoff-bound opponent, but the Raptors are almost back all full strength and they’ve won nine of 11 home games this season. This one could go either way, but the Clippers are 2-8 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Toronto and I think the Raptors can get the win in front of a packed house.