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Los Angeles Clippers at Toronto Raptors Betting Preview – Jan 26, 2024

The Los Angeles Clippers will head north to take on the Toronto Raptors on Friday. The Clippers are 28-14, which is fourth in the Western Conference. Heading into this game, the Clippers have won three straight games, and 8 out of their last 10 overall. Los Angeles is coming off a win over the Lakers on Tuesday.

For the Toronto Raptors, it’s been a tough season. The Raptors are 16-28 on the season, and that is outside the Top 10 in the East. The Raptors have dropped three straight games. The most recent loss for Toronto came at home to the Memphis Grizzlies.

The Los Angeles Clippers are 7.5 on the road here. The total is listed at 233.5.

Toronto Continues to Struggle

The Toronto Raptors have had a tough start to the 2024 portion of their season. After starting 3-1, Toronto is now 4-8 in January. The Raptors have dropped three straight games, and allowed 116.6 points per game during that span. 

Scottie Barnes is the top scorer for the Raptors this season. Barnes has played in all 44 games this season for Toronto. He is scoring more than 20 points per game. R.J. Barrett and Immanuel Quickley both got traded from the Knicks, and are second and third in scoring, combining for more than 34 per game.

The Raptors are going on the road after this, to Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, Oklahoma City, New Orleans and Charlotte. This is the final home game for the Raptors until February 9th when they will host the Rockets.

Red Hot Clippers

The Los Angeles Clippers have arguably been the best team in the last 20 games or so. Los Angeles is 11-2 over their last 13 games. The Clippers have started January with a 9-2 mark. Los Angeles is doing so with their ability to score. The Clippers are scoring 118 points per game as a team.

Kawhi Leonard, Paul George and James Harden are making a case for the best trio of teammates in the league. They are scoring more than 63 points per game combined. Normal Powell comes in fourth for the Clippers, as one of six guys scoring double digits per game.

Los Angeles is starting a seven game road trip. The Clippers will head to Boston after this. They then will wrap up January with trips to Cleveland and Washington. In February, the Clippers are at the Pistons, Heat and Hawks before hosting New Orleans on February 7th.

Clippers Smash Raptors

The Clippers are going to win this game. The talent difference between these two teams is quite large. The Raptors are having a lost season, and do not seem ready to change that quite yet. Look for the Clippers to win this game, and win it fairly easily.

They win this game by double digits over the Raptors. When you go to make your bets for this game, take the Los Angeles Clippers -7.5 over the Toronto Raptors.

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