It’s a small NBA slate of games today, with the featured game being the Toronto Raptors taking on the Los Angeles Clippers on TNT. This is the first of two matchups between these teams during this shortened NBA season. The Nuggets vs. Clippers NBA betting picks preview will find the best NBA betting odds, give you some betting trends and show the best NBA picks and NBA predictions available.
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Toronto Raptors (27-38, 11-22 Away) vs. Los Angeles Clippers (43-22, 24-9 Home)
Date: Tuesday, May 4, 2021
Time: 10 p.m. EST
Venue: STAPLES Center — Los Angeles, Calif.
Toronto enters this game fresh off a win, but it lost the three games prior. With only a couple weeks left in the season, the Raptors have nothing to contend for, and they are more likely to hold players out. Tonight Chris Boucher remains out, Fred VanVleet is questionable after missing last game, and both O.G. Anunoby and Gary Trent Jr. are considered doubtful to play. With all of these injury tags, Awesemo projects Pascal Siakam to lead the Raptors in scoring tonight, at nearly 23 points. Fresh off a big 37-point double-double performance against the Lakers, Kyle Lowry is projected to have another well-rounded night, chipping in 19 points, five rebounds and six assists. He will need to be solid for Toronto to have a chance in this games.
The Clippers are losers of three straight games, with the past two coming against Western Conference playoff teams. They need a good win to get back on track, and Toronto could offer them a great opportunity tonight. In order to do so, Paul George will need to stop sabotaging the team. He has shot under 30% in two of his past three games and under 43% in four straight. On top of that, he has at least five turnovers in two of his past four games. Kawhi Leonard being back and getting his footing is good news for George, though, as it takes a lot of pressure off of him. Awesemo does project George to lead the team in scoring tonight, but Leonard is also projected for 20 points.
Using Awesemo’s OddsShopper tool, we can easily compare the NBA odds for Raptors vs. Clippers betting across the major sportsbooks. The odds expressed are from 10 a.m. EST on May 4, so make sure to check out the OddsShopper tool yourself to get the most up-to-date odds.
NBA Odds: Moneyline
- Raptors: (+400) — William Hill
- Clippers: (-455) — SugarHouse, BetMGM, DraftKings
NBA Odds: Spread
- Raptors: +9.5 (-110) — PointsBet, William Hill
- Clippers: -9 (-110) — SugarHouse, BetMGM, DraftKings
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NBA Odds: Point Total
- Over: 221 (-120) — PointsBet
- Under: 222.5 (-113) — SugarHouse
Raptors vs. Clippers NBA Betting Trends
- Toronto is 7-3 against the spread (ATS) in its last 10 games.
- Toronto is 8-4 ATS in its last 12 games against the Clippers.
- The Clippers are 1-5 ATS in their last six games.
- The total has hit the under in each of the Clippers’ last five games.
Raptors vs. Clippers Prediction
The Raptors are 14-19 against the spread on the road this season, while the Clippers are 20-13 at home. Toronto is also 11-15 against the spread following a straight-up win, while the Clippers are 13-8 after a loss. The Clippers have also had multiple days off to get rested for this late season push. They should get back on track tonight.
Prediction: Clippers -9
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