Online Betting NBA Fans Begin to Doubt ClippersPosted by: Mike Davis
This past weekend, sportsbook fans were treated to one of the most memorable sporting events of our lifetimes. There’s no doubt that we’ll all be telling our grandchildren about how we were some of the lucky few that got to witness the unforgettable event that was Super Bowl LI. But now that the NFL’s title game is in the books, online betting NBA fans can get back to wagering on the sport they truly love.
Monday night’s round of professional basketball matchups features a variety of pairings that are bound to prove both entertaining and lucrative. Of all the contests set to take place Monday night, basketball betting fans may want to pay special attention to the contest between the Los Angeles Clippers and the Toronto Raptors.
This Monday night, the Clippers will be making the trip to the US’s northern neighbor to face off against the Raptors at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto. Both Los Angeles and Toronto are in playoff contention and with both teams ranking within the top 5 in each of their respective conferences; this pairing should prove to be both riveting and competitive. Let’s check the sportsbook odds to see which team is coming into this game as the favorite.
ONLINE BETTING NBA ODDS – REGULAR SEASON – Monday, January 6th
Toronto Raptors -5 (-110) 214 (-110) -210
Los Angeles Clippers +5 (-110) 214 (-110) +175
Considering that the Clippers rank 5th in the Western Conference while Toronto ranks 4th in the East, it makes sense for the odds to come out in favor of the Raptors. Additionally, Toronto will be coming into this contest with a 31-21 record that ranks them 2nd in the Atlantic Division. The Raptors have finished first in the Atlantic the last three years and will be looking to keep that tradition alive as we enter the final stretch of the season.
Los Angeles will be coming into this matchup with a 31-20 record that ranks them 2nd in the Pacific Division. All season long most sportsbook fans have considered the Clippers to be one of the top 5 teams in the NBA, but Los Angeles’ recent dip with bad luck has left many fans questioning that notion. The Clippers are currently on a 2-game losing streak, and they’ve also lost 6 out of their last 8 contests. If Los Angeles keeps dropping so many games, their playoff aspirations might come into jeopardy.
The Clippers are led by Blake Griffin who is averaging 21.5 points, 8.7 rebounds, and 4.5 assists per game. Los Angeles’ second-leading point scorer is Chris Paul who is putting up 17.5 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 9.7 assists per game. Third for the Clippers is JJ Redick and his averages of 15.5 points, 2.1 rebounds, and 1.3 assists per game.
The online betting NBA favorites are led by DeMar DeRozan who is netting 27.8 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 3.9 assists per game. The Raptors’ second-leading point scorer is Kyle Lowry who drains 23.0 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 7 assists per game.