LA Clippers vs. Toronto Raptors 1/26/24

LA Clippers vs. Toronto Raptors 1/26/24 NBA Betting Forecast, Analysis, and Picks

LA Clippers (27-14) vs. Toronto Raptors (16-28)


LA Clippers vs. Toronto Raptors 1/26/24 – As the NBA season progresses, fans and bettors are getting excited for an intriguing showdown between the LA Clippers and Toronto Raptors on Friday. With strong records on both sides, this contest promises an intriguing display of tactical prowess and player abilities – an eventful spectacle for anyone seeking NBA tips or predictions alike! This clash offers fans and bettors alike something exciting to look forward to this Friday.


The Clippers have made themselves a formidable force in the league with their impressive record. Their impressive offense can be seen through their average of 117.8 points per game at 49.3% field goal percentage and 13.2 three-pointers made per game at 39.8% success rate from beyond the arc. Defensively, they averaged 8.1 steals and 5.3 blocks per game to disrupt opponents while their 12.3 turnovers per game could open opportunities for Raptors’ to capitalize.


However, Toronto has shown resilience despite having a less impressive record. Averaging 114.3 points per game on offense with an average field goal percentage of 48.1% and 11.8 three-pointers made per game at 35.7% rate – close enough for them to compete offensively with Los Angeles and their strength lies in rebounding (43.6 average per game) and playmaking 29.6 assists per game – although their slightly higher turnovers (12.7) and lower free throw percentage (74% may give Clippers an edge.


LA Clippers vs. Toronto Raptors 1/26/24 Game Info


When: Friday, January 26, 2024, at 7:30 PM ET
Where: Scotiabank Arena
Stream: NBA League Pass


Kawhi Leonard (SF) vs. RJ Barrett (SG)


Kawhi Leonard remains one of the NBA’s elite two-way players. He averages 23.7 points on 49% shooting to go along with 6 rebounds and 3.6 assists. Leonard is adept at getting to his mid-range pull up and ranks in the 84th percentile in post up scoring. His large hands and instincts make him a feared perimeter defender as well. Leonard does have a history of managing his workload in back-to-backs.


RJ Barrett has thrived since joining the Raptors. The 23 year old averages 20.9 points on 45% shooting in 12 games with Toronto so far. Barrett uses his strength and athleticism to overpower defenders on drives and cut to the rim. However, his three-point shot remains inconsistent at just 31% this year. He also lacks high level playmaking skills with only 3.4 assists to 2.6 turnovers per 75 possessions.


This matchup will put Barrett’s improved scoring ability against one of the best perimeter stoppers. If Leonard is engaged defensively, he could limit Barrett’s efficiency. On the other end, Barrett lacks the foot speed to keep up with an elite isolation scorer like Leonard.


NBA Odds/Point Spread: TBD, Total Odds: TBD


The betting odds for this game are currently TBD, but considering the Clippers’ superior record and the Raptors’ struggles, the Clippers might enter as favorites. Bettors should keep an eye on the point spread and total odds as they become available.


LA Clippers Betting Trends


The Clippers are 23-18 against the spread (ATS) this season but have covered in 3 of their last 5 contests. LA is an impressive 15-7 ATS on the road as well. The totals have gone OVER in 4 of the Clippers’ last 5 outings. When these teams met earlier in the season, the Clippers won 124-113 on the road.


Toronto Raptors Betting Trends


The Raptors are 20-24 ATS this season and have only covered the spread once in their previous 5 games. Toronto is 13-10 ATS at home this season. The totals have gone UNDER in 5 straight Raptors games. Earlier this season when these teams met, Toronto lost on the road, 124-113.


LA Clippers vs. Toronto Raptors 1/26/24 Betting Picks


Based on the analysis and trends, the Clippers seem to be the safer pick. Their overall performance and Leonard’s impact might be too much for the Raptors to handle. However, the unpredictability of the Raptors, especially with Barrett’s potential, should not be underestimated. In terms of prop bets and over/under, considering the Clippers’ trend towards high-scoring games, betting on the over might be advisable.


As for the leading handicapper predictions, a close game is anticipated, but the Clippers’ edge in consistency and experience might ultimately prevail. The Raptors, despite their underdog status, could surprise, making this game an interesting prospect for bettors.


Free Pick and Prediction: LA Clippers 115, Toronto Raptors 108.


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