Pro Basketball Odds — Clippers Excel in Bounceback Mode – They’ll Try it Against Raptors

The Los Angeles Clippers are a team that has made a habit of coming back strong after a defeat. Now they are coming off two straight losses as they take the floor on Friday night against the Toronto Raptors in pro basketball betting action that is scheduled to get underway at 10:35 PM Eastern time at the Staples Center in downtown L. A.

Certainly there is nothing to get all depressed about when you lose to the two-time defending champion Miami Heat as the Clippers did in their last outing. But they certainly want to avoid a three-game losing streak area as it is, they have lost back-to-back games for the first time since Chris Paul went down with an injury. He is expected back in a couple of days, so things are looking up at the moment. The Clippers lead the Pacific Division with a record of 34-18, while the Raptors are the leaders in the Atlantic Division, with 26 wins and 23 losses.

In the Pro basketball odds that have been posted on this game by the people at BetAnySports, the Clippers are favored at home:

Pro basketball odds Courtesy of BetAnySports

Los Angeles Clippers -5.5
Toronto Raptors +5.5

Over 205.5 points -110
Under 205.5 points -110

There is a difference in the quality level of the shooting of these two squads, at least when it comes down to overall consistency from the field. The Clippers have shot almost 47% for the season, while Toronto is less than 44%. The Clippers (-175 to win straight-up in the NBA money line) have hit 49% or better in six of their last eight games, although the Raptors have been the better three-point shooting team overall, hitting almost 37% of their tries. NBA bettors may want to take note that Toronto is a superb free throw shooting team, making 77% from the line. They may also want to note that the Clippers are 13-4 against the number after their 17 losses, and that Chris Paul could return as early as Sunday against the Philadelphia 76ers.

 

Another thing about Toronto is that they have been so superb when they have gone on the road. This team is 19-8 against the pro basketball odds when they are the visitor.They are on a five-game road trip and have split the four games to us far, winning straight up at Denver and Utah, while losing at Portland and Sacramento. The game with the Kings was a big disappointment to them, as even though they held Sacramento under 40% shooting for the evening, they let them make 41 shots from the free-throw line. You are not going to get a lot of covers in the NBA odds that way, and they certainly didn’t. In fact, the 109-101 defeat broke a five-game pointspread winning streak for them.

The Raptors (+155 to win the game as posted at BetAnySports) have a nice ensemble look to them, but the two major components are point guard Kyle Lowry, who had 21 points and eight assists at Sacramento, and DeMar DeRozan, the former USC star who is going to the All-Star Game. He has shot 48% from three-point range over a six-game period, so the Clippers, who have allowed four of their last five foes to shoot 48%, will have to be on their toes. maybe they will be looking out for Terrence Ross as well; the U-Dub product had 51 points when these teams met last, on January 25, although in the six games he has played since he has tallied only 60 more.

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