Raptors vs Clippers Prediction NBA Picks Free 1/26
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- Jan 25, 2024, 11:18:49 PM
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The Los Angeles Clippers (28-14) hit the road to face the Toronto Raptors (16-28) at the Scotiabank Arena on January 26, 2024, at 5:30 p.m. EST. The Clippers, riding a 3-game winning streak, encounter the struggling Raptors, who aim to break their 3-game skid. In this preview, we'll delve into team statistics, player matchups, recent performances, and make a prediction.
Scotiabank Arena in Toronto will witness a clash between the in-form Clippers and the Raptors desperately seeking a turnaround. Let's explore the key factors influencing this matchup.
Los Angeles Clippers
With a 28-14 record, the Clippers boast a dynamic duo with Kawhi Leonard leading in points per game (23.7 PPG) and Serge Ibaka dominating the boards with 9.7 rebounds per game. The Clippers are currently on a winning streak and are poised to continue their strong performance.
The Raptors, standing at 16-28, face a challenging task against the Clippers. Scottie Barnes leads the team in scoring with 20.2 points per game, but the team has struggled to find consistency.
Injuries and Player Matchups
For the Clippers, Moussa Diabate is listed as out until February 7. On the Raptors' side, Jakob Poeltl, Immanuel Quickley, and Markquis Nowell are expected to be out until late January and early February.
Los Angeles Clippers
The Clippers are on a winning streak, with their latest victory against the Los Angeles Lakers, securing a 127-116 win. Their recent performances indicate a team in top form.
The Raptors are on a 3-game skid, with their latest loss to the Memphis Grizzlies, falling 108-100. They face a formidable challenge against the Clippers.
The Los Angeles Clippers, riding high on a 3-game winning streak and facing a Raptors team on a 3-game skid, are well-positioned to secure a convincing victory. Kawhi Leonard's scoring prowess, combined with the Clippers' recent strong performances, makes them the favorites in this matchup.
With a -7.5 points spread, the Clippers are expected to not only win but also cover the spread comfortably. The Raptors' recent struggles and the Clippers' consistency make them a strong pick to dominate the game.