Clippers vs Raptors Prediction

May 4, 2021

The Los Angeles Clippers and Toronto Raptors are two teams that regularly have NBA championship aspirations. In this game, both sides are looking to pick up a big win against another team that fancies itself a title contender. In today's NBA picks, we look at the Los Angeles Clippers vs Toronto Raptors matchup and provide our best bet for this matchup.

Los Angeles Clippers vs Toronto Raptors Betting Pick

The Pick: Clippers -9.5

This game will be played at 10:00 PM ET at Staples Center

Why bet the Clippers:

✅ The Los Angeles Clippers will have both of their star players back for this game against the Toronto Raptors. Kawhi Leonard and Paul George are both set to take part in this game, which will give the Clippers a huge lift against a Raptors team that is dealing with plenty of injuries in their own right. Expect Los Angeles to set the tone with their stars and not look back.

✅ The Toronto Raptors are one of the worst road teams in the NBA this season. The Raptors are an abysmal 11-22 straight up at home this year. Their 14-22 record against the spread away from home is tied for the fourth worst mark against the spread on the road so far this season.

✅ Against non-conference opponents, the Los Angeles Clippers have been way better than the Toronto Raptors so far this season. The Clippers are an impressive 17-9 against foes from the Eastern Conference so far this year. The Raptors, meanwhile, are just 10-16 against opponents from the West. Expect those numbers to bear out in the result of this Los Angeles Clippers vs Toronto Raptors game.

General Info About Toronto Raptors vs Los Angeles Clippers

Where do the Los Angeles Clippers play their home games?

The Los Angeles Clippers play their home games at Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA. Staples Center has been the home of memorable games throughout NBA history. But the Clippers have been trying to make basketball at Staples Center synonymous with the Clippers rather than the Lakers, who they share the building with.

Where do the Toronto Raptors play their home games?

The Toronto Raptors play their home games at Scotiabank Centre in Toronto. As the lone Canadian team in the league today, the Raptors have won a championship and have represented the country very well. Of course, the Raptors had to play their home games in Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL during the 2020-2021 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

What is the key to this game?

The key to this Los Angeles Clippers vs Toronto Raptors contest is simply focus. Against non-conference opponents, the team that digs in and gives their maximum effort is the one that is more likely to win in the regular season. This game is no exception, as both sides will need to bring their best effort to get their desired results.

Clippers vs Raptors Predictions

Predicting the outcome of Los Angeles Clippers vs Toronto Raptors games each season requires bettors to understand the NBA in a big way. Looking at previously played games is helpful, but bettors have to understand the nuances that lead to ups and downs throughout the season as well. Our predictions use both stats and other factors to make the best possible NBA picks all season long for the Toronto Raptors, Los Angeles Clippers and the rest of the league.

Raptors vs Clippers Against the Spread Predictions

Against the spread betting for matchups between the Los Angeles Clippers and Toronto Raptors is about both picking a winner and the margin of victory in many cases. That is because the point spread takes points off of the score of the favorite. That means that the favorite has to win by enough points to still have the higher score after the point spread is applied. The underdog, meanwhile, doesn't have to win the game at all to cover.

Toronto Raptors vs Clippers Over/Under Betting

Over/under betting is all about how many points are scored when the Toronto Raptors and Los Angeles Clippers play. Scoring during the regular season is easier to do than in the postseason. But bettors need to evaluate each team in detail. Specifically, bettors need to evaluate the pace of both sides in this Toronto Raptors vs Los Angeles Clippers showdown. That will allow bettors to project how much scoring the Toronto Raptors and Los Angeles Clippers will do in this particular contest.

Los Angeles Clippers vs Raptors Moneyline Predictions

Moneyline betting is all about determining which side will win during Toronto Raptors vs Los Angeles Clippers games. It is important to remember when betting this market that a team's regular season record doesn't mean as much as the factors that can determine who will win the next game. Things like scheduling and injuries are often more meaningful than whether the Toronto Raptors or Los Angeles Clippers won the last time they played.

Clippers vs Raptors Odds

The odds for games between the Toronto Raptors and Los Angeles Clippers are likely to change from when they are first offered to when the game tips off. Injury news is the top reason that betting odds change before game time. Key players being absent from either lineup can often decide what the most likely outcomes are. Because of this, bettors should visit the injury report for each team before making any bets on pro basketball.

Live Streaming Raptors vs Clippers

Fans who want to watch the Clippers and Raptors do battle can do so through a variety of streaming services in the regular season and playoffs. The top streaming option is NBA League Pass, which carries the Raptors, Clippers and the rest of the league for the majority of the season. Fans can also watch regular season and playoff games on streaming platforms like Hulu, YouTube TV and FuboTV. These options should cover the needs of fans from the start of the season until the very end.

Jay Sanin
Jay Sanin is a sports writer and broadcaster from Albany, NY. He has covered sports betting and the gambling industry since 2013.