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Toronto Raptors vs LA Clippers 3/8/2023 Picks, Previews and Predictions

Toronto Raptors vs LA Clippers 3/8/2023 Picks, Previews and Predictions

In an effort to bounce back from their recent defeat, the Toronto Raptors will face off against the LA Clippers on Wednesday. Currently sporting a 32-34 record, the Raptors are at the bottom of the Atlantic division, trailing division leaders Boston by a significant 13 games, and currently placed ninth in the Eastern Conference standings. Toronto’s previous game was a 118-113 loss against the Denver Nuggets, and they have lost two of their last three games.

Leading the Raptors in scoring is Pascal Siakam, with an average of 24.8 points per game, while Jakob Poeltl is the team’s top rebounder, grabbing an average of 8.9 rebounds per game. Fred VanVleet is the team’s second-leading scorer and assists leader, with averages of 19.4 points and 6.8 assists per game, respectively. Toronto boasts six players who average double-digit scoring figures, and the team’s average score per game is 112.6 points.

  • Toronto is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Western Conference. 
  • The Raptors are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games with an opponent in the Pacific Division.
  • The Toronto Raptors are 11-4 SU in their last 15 games played in March.

Toronto Raptors vs LA Clippers 3/8/2023 Picks, Previews and Predictions

As they prepare to host Toronto on Wednesday, the LA Clippers will be looking to secure their second straight win. The Clippers, who have a 34-33 record, are currently ranked fourth in the Pacific division, sitting 5 ½ games behind leaders Sacramento. In the Western Conference standings, they are in eighth place, just half a game behind sixth-ranked Minnesota. 

On Sunday, LA snapped a five-game losing streak with a 135-129 win against the Memphis Grizzlies. Paul George is leading the team in scoring with an average of 23.7 points per game, while Ivica Zubac is the top rebounder with an average of 10.1 rebounds per game. Russell Westbrook is the team’s assists leader, averaging 8.3 assists per game. The Clippers have seven players averaging double figures in scoring, and the team has an average of 112.7 points per game.

  • The total went OVER in 5 of the Clippers’ last 6 games against an opponent in the Atlantic Division.
  • The Los Angeles Clippers are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games played in March.
  • The LA Clippers are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games played on a Wednesday.

Toronto Raptors vs LA Clippers. The NBA pick for this game is the LA Clippers. The Los Angeles Clippers have made significant moves in the mid-season trade period, acquiring PG Russell Westbrook, Center Mason Plumlee, and SG Eric Gordon. As a result, the team has become a more polished scoring unit and is considered a strong contender for the playoffs. Meanwhile, Toronto has struggled to cover the point spread in five of its last seven games against Pacific Division opponents. Based on these factors, it is predicted that the Clippers will win and cover ATS with a score of 117-113.

NBA Starting Time: 10:00 PM (EDT)

Location: Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Canada

Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2023


NBA Odds: LA Clippers -3.5 

NBA Totals: 229.5

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