Raptors vs Clippers Prediction - NBA Picks 3/8/23

Los Angeles Clippers (34-33) vs Toronto Raptors (32-34)

Game Info: Wednesday, March 8, 2023 at 10:00 pm (Crypto.com Arena)

Betting Odds: Los Angeles Clippers -3.5 -- Over/Under: 228.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Toronto Raptors and Los Angeles Clippers meet Wednesday in NBA action at the crypto.com Arena. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.

The Toronto Raptors are averaging 112.6 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 112.1 points on 49 percent shooting. Pascal Siakam is averaging 24.7 points and 7.6 rebounds, while Fred VanVleet is averaging 19.4 points and 4.3 rebounds. Gary Trent Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and O.G. Anunoby is grabbing 5.3 rebounds. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 33.6 percent from beyond the arc and 78.1 percent from the free throw line. The Toronto Raptors are allowing 37.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.8 rebounds per game.

The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 112.7 points on 47.1 percent shooting and allowing 113 points on 47.4 percent shooting. Paul George is averaging 23.7 points and 6.2 rebounds, while Kawhi Leonard is averaging 23.3 points and 6.2 rebounds. Norman Powell is the third double-digit scorer and Russell Westbrook is grabbing 4 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 37.7 percent from beyond the arc and 78.5 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Clippers are allowing 36.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.4 rebounds per game.

The Clippers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The over is 13-5 in Raptors last 18 road games. The over is 6-2 in Clippers last 8 overall. The Raptors are 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Los Angeles. The under is 16-5 in the last 21 meetings in Los Angeles and 6-2 in the last 8 meetings.

It's hard to back either of these teams with confidence, given the constant ups and downs. However, the Los Angeles Clippers have shown more signs of life lately, and it feels like they're close to putting things together. The Toronto Raptors are in a bit of a defensive funk, and that's not ideal when going up against the firepower the Clippers have. We're not laying much. Give me the Clippers at home.

Randy’s Pick Los Angeles Clippers -3.5

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