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Home: LA Clippers
Away: Toronto Raptors
09.03.2023, @ 06:00 AM (+03:00 UTC)
The NBA is heading toward the Postseason in around a month which means that each game holds more value. This is why teams can’t afford any losing streaks which can derail their campaign in big ways. In an important game, the Los Angeles Clippers are going to take on the Toronto Raptors.Claim Your Sign-Up Bonus!
The Clippers enter the picture after defeating the Grizzlies 135:129 as Paul George picked up 42 points. This win broke a five-game losing streak and the Clippers got a much-needed victory. The team has struggled on both ends and even in the last game, their defense was not up-to-the-mark. They have 34 wins and 33 losses and have a lost bunch despite the duo of George and Leonard playing together, the results have been slim. They are now heading to the Play-in tournament at this rate. And if gets worse, maybe not even be there. Will it even get worse?
The Raptors come into this game after losing 113:118 against the Nuggets despite a 21 points performance by Fred Van Vleet. The Raptors have two losses in five games, but in an extended window, they have eight wins in 12 games. Because of that, they have a boost to make the Play-in tournament. They have 32 wins and 34 losses, a result disappointing for a team that was highly impressive last season. Pascal Siakam has slowed down a bit after having the best season of his life. But Siakam has also received better help than earlier. Will the Raptors at least get to the first round of the Playoffs?
Expert Betting Tips
The Clippers will be in for a big fight from the Raptors because the latter has made it trickier these days. LA will be still fancying their chances with the active bodies of George and Leonard. That’s why I’d back LA to win this one. I predict a scoreline of 127:121 in favor of the Clippers.