Los Angeles Clippers @ Toronto Raptors Free Betting Pick February 6th

I was incorrect on my last Raptors free betting pick as the Raptors (-7) were soundly defeated 109-93 at home versus the Nets on Wednesday. I am now below .500 on the season in Raptors free betting picks with an 18-19 record. Tonight the 33-17 Toronto Raptors host the 33-17 Los Angeles Clippers. I don’t have a lot of time today so my overview of the 2 teams will be much shorter than normal.

(33-17) Los Angeles Clippers @ (33-17) Toronto Raptors

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Probable starting line-ups:

Los Angeles – Point Guard – Chris Paul  Shooting Guard – Jamal Crawford  C- DeAndre Jordan  Small Forward – Matt Barnes  Power Forward – Blake Griffin

Toronto – PG – Kyle Lowry  SG – Greivis Vasquez  C – Jonas Valanciunas  SF – DeMar DeRozan  PF – Amir Johnson

Stats Leaders:

Los Angeles – Points Per Game – Blake Griffin 22.5  Rebounds Per Game – DeAndre Jordan 13.6  Assists Per Game – Chris Paul 9.5

Toronto – PPG – Kyle Lowry 19.0  RPG – Jonas Valanciunas 8.5  APG – Kyle Lowry 7.3

Team Scoring: (with league ranking in parentheses)

Los Angeles – Points For (Per Game) – 106.5 (3rd)  Points Against (Per Game) – 99.8 (17th)

Toronto – PF – 106.1 (5th)  PA – 101.0 (21st)

Overview:

The Los Angeles Clippers have dropped 2 in a row and 3 of their last 4 games. Tonight is 6th game of an 8 road trip. They are 2-3 on their current trip. Their next game is Sunday at Oklahoma City. They are 13-10 versus Eastern Conference opponents. They are 13-10 on the road this season.

The Toronto Raptors have lost their last 2 games. Tonight is the 3rd game of a 5 game home stand. They are 0-2 on their current home stand. Their next game is Sunday at home versus San Antonio. They are 10-7 versus Western Conference opponents. They are 18-9 at home this season.

Toronto was victorious 110-98 at Los Angeles in their first meeting this season. Tonight is the last meeting of the season between the 2 teams.

Prediction:

Last night the Clippers were overwhelmed by the Cavs and then they let the refs get in their heads. Tonight I expect them to be a bit angry and I’m starting to be less sure of this Raptors team as they’ve even looked vulnerable at home lately. Take the Clippers -1 (1.90) (Bet365)

February 6, 2015 by : Posted in Basketball No Comments
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Our resident NBA expert, Jeff has been handicapping NBA games for several years. He is an avid follower of the Toronto Raptors and the majority of games he handicaps will involve our lone Canadian NBA team.

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