Los Angeles Clippers vs Toronto Raptors 12/31/2021 NBA Spread and Picks
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Los Angeles Clippers vs Toronto Raptors 12/31/2021 – These are teams dropping fast with their core players mostly out because of COVID-19 protocols. Nonetheless, the game between the Los Angeles Clippers and Toronto Raptors will still commence this Friday, December 31. This matchup happens in Toronto in Ontario, Canada and it starts at 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time. SN will be putting the game live on television and it will also be shown through online live streaming at NBA League Pass. The Los Angeles Clippers are entering this road game as the underdogs in NBA betting spreads against the Toronto Raptors.
Los Angeles Clippers vs Toronto Raptors 12/31/2021
Los Angeles Clippers vs Toronto Raptors 12/31/2021 Betting Odds
Los Angeles Clippers Betting
The Los Angeles Clippers are on a free fall as they lost five of the last seven games but still managed to stay at 6th place in the NBA Western Conference with their record at 18-17. They are currently sandwiched with the Denver Nuggets on top of them while the Los Angeles Lakers are not far behind. The Clippers managed to avoid getting into a losing streak after pulling off a low-scoring victory over the Boston Celtics, 91-82 during their last game. Marcus Morris Sr. has been leading the team in the absence of Paul George and Kawhi Leonard. He finished the game with 23 points and 10 boards while three other players chipped in 17 markers.
Players to watch: P. George SG 26 GP 26 GS 35.5 MIN 24.7 PTS 0.4 OR 6.7 DR 7.1 REB 5.5 AST 2 STL 0.4 BLK 4.2 TO 2.5 PF 1.3 AST/TO 18.58 PER
R. Jackson PG 31 GP 31 GS 32.6 MIN 17.2 PTS 0.6 OR 2.8 DR 3.4 REB 4.2 AST 0.7 STL 0.2 BLK 2.1 TO 1.8 PF 2 AST/TO 12.34 PER
M. Morris Sr. SF 14 GP 14 GS 29.5 MIN 14.5 PTS 0.5 OR 4.3 DR 4.8 REB 2.2 AST 0.5 STL 0.3 BLK 1.4 TO 2.2 PF 1.6 AST/TO 13.60 PER.
Toronto Raptors Betting
The Toronto Raptors currently have a record of 14-17 and they are currently the 11th-best team in the NBA Eastern Conference. This team has lost back-to-back games and three of their last four matches. Their most recent opponents were the Philadelphia 76ers and were defeated by five points, 109-114. Pascal Siakam and Chris Boucher each had a game-high of 28 points against the Sixers while Gary Trent Jr. finished with 19. Not playing in this game will be Fred VanVleet, OG Anunoby and rookie Scottie Barnes who are still under the league’s COVID-19 health protocols.
Players to Watch: F. VanVleet SG 28 GP 28 GS 37.9 MIN 20.1 PTS 0.8 OR 4.3 DR 5.1 REB 6.7 AST 1.6 STL 0.6 BLK 3 TO 2.5 PF 2.2 AST/TO 18.32 PER
O. Anunoby SF 16 GP 16 GS 36.8 MIN 19.3 PTS 1.5 OR 3.8 DR 5.3 REB 2.7 AST 1.5 STL 0.6 BLK 1.6 TO 2.8 PF 1.7 AST/TO 15.92 PER
P. Siakam PF 17 GP 17 GS 34.5 MIN 19.1 PTS 1.9 OR 5.7 DR 7.6 REB 3.7 AST 0.6 STL 0.8 BLK 2.2 TO 3.3 PF 1.7 AST/TO 17.87 PER.
Los Angeles Clippers vs Toronto Raptors 12/31/2021 Betting Numbers
Los Angeles Clippers
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Clippers’ last 6 games.
Toronto are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games.
Los Angeles Clippers
Nicolas Batum SG Ankle is downgraded to OUT Friday vs Toronto
Goran Dragic PG Personal is out indefinitely
Los Angeles Clippers vs Toronto Raptors Betting Picks
Sans their dynamic duo of Paul George and Kawhi Leonard not playing, the Los Angeles Clippers are going on this road game as the riskier pick against the Toronto Raptors according to the best online sportsbook.
Moneyline: The ML given to the Raptors on their home court is at -208 while the Clippers are +175.
ATS: It is four points between both teams on the ATS with the Clippers getting the +4 while the Raptors sit on -4.
TOTALs: 209 points is the total pegged for this matchup with the Raptors going under and the Clippers are over.
Score Prediction: 109 – 102, Raptors