Los Angeles Clippers vs Toronto Raptors 2/1/2013

Los Angeles Clippers Blake Griffin

Los Angeles Clippers Blake Griffin by Keith Allison

Los Angeles Clippers vs Toronto Raptors 2/1/2013 is the second and final time these teams meet in the regular season. The first time these teams mat on December 9th, 2012. The Clippers took the victory with a 102-83 win. This will be an interesting game as well as a up hill battle for the Raptors.

Los Angeles Clippers Stats And Key Players

Los Angeles Clippers (34 – 13)

Los Angeles Clippers have won 6 of the last 10 games, including winning their last 2 games, and leading the Western Pacific division with 34 wins. However, history shows that the Clippers are on a 3 game losing steak when playing in Toronto. Chris Paul has been out with an bruised right kneecap so the Clippers victories haven’t been as high as they could be and some close game loses. Tonight, Los Angeles will decide if he will play at game time.

The Los Angeles Clippers’ Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan need to box out and get those defensive rebounds throughout the whole game if their going to win the game. Also, Blake Griffin would be smart to stay away from those unsure shoots and focus on what he knows. Lamar Odom will also need to focus on his defensive rebounds in order to get Blake Griffin open for those fast break drunks.

Toronto Raptors Stats And Key Players

Toronto Raptors (16 – 30)

Toronto Raptors have last 8 of the last 10 games, including losing their last 3 games, and the worse team in the Eastern Atlantic division with 30 loses. However, history shows that the Raptors are on a 3 game winning steak when playing home against the Clippers. This could really be the game to break their losing steak. However, its highly unlikely that the Raptors will get a victory against the Los Angeles Clippers. The Toronto Raptors will have to really work together early in the game if they want a fighting chance to win this game. Amir Johnson, Aaron Gray, and DeMar DeRozan will have to put the past games behind them and lead the team full force into this one.

Where To Bet On Clippers vs Raptors Online

LA Clippers vs Toronto Raptors Odds

  • Los Angeles Clippers: -3½ (-110) point spread and -165 money line.
  • Toronto Raptors: +3½ (-110) point spread and +145 money line.

My Prediction

The Los Angeles Clippers will end the 3 game losing steak playing in Toronto. However, I think the Raptors will put up a serious fight in this game. They really need a win at home to end their 3 game losing steak this season. It might even come down to the Clippers winning the game by 1 or 2 points.

My Pick: LA Chippers -165 money line at BetOnline

Final Score

  • Los Angeles Clippers: 98
  • Toronto Raptors: 73
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