Raptors vs Clippers Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Tuesday, December 27, 2022

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The Toronto Raptors (15-18) host the Los Angeles Clippers (20-15), with the matchup tipping off at 7:30 PM ET from Scotiabank Arena on Tuesday, December 27, 2022. The Raptors are 4-point favorites in the game. The over/under for the matchup is 218.5 points.

How to bet Raptors vs. Clippers

Toronto Raptors vs. Los Angeles Clippers Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 4 points, with sportsbooks listing the Raptors as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, the Raptors have -174 odds to pick up the win, while the Clippers are listed at +147 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the total for the game is set at 218.5 points.

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Raptors vs. Clippers Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Tuesday, December 27, 2022
  • Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: BSSC
  • Location: Toronto, Ontario
  • Arena: Scotiabank Arena

Raptors vs. Clippers Betting Trends

In the Raptors’ 33 games this season, they have 17 wins against the spread. Toronto has been the favorite in 18 games this season and has come away with the win 10 times (55.6%) in those contests. Raptors games this year have gone over the total in 17 out of 35 opportunities (48.6%).

The Clippers have 18 wins against the spread in 35 games this year. Los Angeles has won 30.8% of the games this season it was the underdog on the moneyline (4-9). The Clippers have eclipsed the over/under 40% of the time this season (14 of 35 games with a set point total).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players

Raptors

Raptors Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Pascal Siakam 23 26.2 8.5 6.9 1.0 0.4 1.5
Fred VanVleet 27 19.0 3.9 6.0 1.7 0.6 2.9
OG Anunoby 29 18.9 5.9 2.1 2.3 0.8 1.7
Gary Trent Jr. 26 16.6 2.0 1.4 1.6 0.1 2.3
Scottie Barnes 30 14.6 6.7 4.6 0.8 0.7 1.0

Clippers

Clippers Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Paul George 25 23.7 6.1 5.2 1.5 0.5 2.9
Norman Powell 25 15.1 2.8 1.6 0.7 0.4 1.6
Marcus Morris 32 13.5 5.1 1.7 0.7 0.4 2.1
Reggie Jackson 32 12.1 2.5 3.9 0.7 0.1 1.6
John Wall 27 12.0 2.7 5.4 0.9 0.3 1.0
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Raptors: Precious Achiuwa: Doubtful (Ankle), Otto Porter: Out (Foot)

Clippers: John Wall: Out (Ankle), Kawhi Leonard: Out (Injury Management)

What you need to know about the Toronto Raptors

On offense, Toronto is posting 111.4 points per game (20th-ranked in league). It is giving up 110.8 points per contest at the other end (seventh-ranked). The Raptors are posting 112.9 points per game in home games. On the road, they are averaging 109.9 points per contest. In their last 10 games, the Raptors have been putting up 112.5 points per contest, an average that’s a little higher than the 111.4 they’ve scored over the course of the 2022-23 season.

It’s been a tough stretch for Toronto in terms of three-pointers, as it is averaging only 10.6 made threes per game (third-worst in NBA) and is making just 32.9% of its attempted three-pointers (second-worst). In terms of shot breakdown, the Raptors have taken 64.2% two-pointers (accounting for 73.8% of the team’s baskets) and 35.8% from beyond the arc (26.2%).

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What you need to know about the Los Angeles Clippers

In 2022-23, Los Angeles is second-worst in the league on offense (108.7 points scored per game) but third-best defensively (108.5 points conceded). At home, the Clippers score 105.3 points per game. Away, they average 112.4. While the Clippers are scoring 108.7 points per game in 2022-23, they have improved that mark in their previous 10 games, amassing 112.6 a contest.

Beyond the arc, Los Angeles is 11th in the NBA in 3-pointers made per game (12.5). It is eighth in 3-point percentage at 37.1%. The Clippers take 39.8% percent of their shots from beyond the arc, and 31.8% of their made baskets are from there. Inside the arc, they attempt 60.2% of their shots, with 68.2% of their makes coming from there.

Our prediction to win this matchup is the Raptors, and we predict that Raptors will cover the spread (Raptors -4). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 218.5 points.

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WRITTEN BY

Luis Escalante

Luis has been a regular contributor to 4for4 since 2014 and is currently the Director of Strategy at Betsperts Group. Luis comes from an analytics background, leveraging his data skills with multiple years of experience in NFL, fantasy football, daily fantasy sports, and betting.

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