Raptors vs. Clippers Prediction: NBA Odds, Point Spread

Payton Matthews | Updated May 03, 2021

As the Toronto Raptors continue to cling to their slim playoff hopes, Pascal Siakam has taken on a big role for this them. Siakam dropped a monster game-high of 39 points in Toronto's upset win over the Lakers on Sunday.

Toronto
27-41
AT
May 04, 2021, 10:00 PM ET
Staples Center
Pointspread +11 -110
Moneyline +460
Over / Under o +218.5

77%

Betting Action

23%

Pointspread -11 -110
Moneyline -660
Over / Under u +218.5

77%

Betting Action

23%

Coming off a shocking victory in Los Angeles on Sunday over the Lakers, the Toronto Raptors look to pull another surprise in L.A. on Tuesday against Kawhi Leonard (assuming he plays) and the Clippers, who are favoured on the NBA odds.

NBA Point Spread and Betting Analysis

Former Raptors players Kawhi Leonard, Serge Ibaka and Patrick Patterson and the Los Angeles Clippers are still playing for seeding in the Western Conference playoffs. They probably won’t finish higher than third in the West but they all also will not fall below fourth, so they will have home-court advantage for the first round of the playoffs, likely either against Dallas, the LA Lakers or Portland.

Toronto is still pushing to reach the play-in tournament, but that’s not looking too promising with current East 10th-place team Washington playing so well.

This is the first meeting of the season between the Raptors and Clippers, with Los Angeles heading to Tampa, Fla., next Tuesday. The Clippers won both meetings last season with Kawhi averaging 17.5 points, 8.0 rebounds and 7.5 assists. Fellow All-Star Paul George played in just one of the two games.

Overall, the Raptors lead the all-time series 27-21 but they are 11-13 as the road team. The Dinos are 6-4 against the spread in the past 10 meetings.

Toronto Raptors

Every time we think the Raptors’ season is essentially over, they pull a surprise. That was definitely the case Sunday night in Los Angeles as they stunned the Lakers 121-114 to snap a three-game losing streak. The best player on the floor was not LeBron James (who left with a sore ankle) or Anthony Davis, but Pascal Siakam with 39 points and 13 rebounds. Kyle Lowry was also excellent with 37 points and 11 assists. The other three Raptors starters – Stanley Johnson, Khem Birch and Malachi Flynn – combined for four points. Fred VanVleet (hip/rest), OG Anunoby (calf/rest), Gary Trent Jr. (bruised left leg) and Chris Boucher (sprained knee) were all out. VanVleet, Anunoby and Trent Jr. should/could all play Tuesday, but not Boucher.

Los Angeles Clippers

The Clippers still give Kawhi Leonard games off for rest/injury management but this isn’t part of a back-to-back so he should be in the lineup, as should Paul George. However, Serge Ibaka hasn’t played since mid-March due to a back injury and will not go on Monday. Los Angeles has tied their longest losing streak of the season at three in a row following a 110-104 home defeat to Denver on Saturday. Kawhi was back on the court after missing five games due to a foot injury and had 16 points. It was Leonard’s 65th straight game with at least 15 points, which is the second-longest such streak in franchise history. Starting point guard Patrick Beverley missed his 12th straight game Saturday because of a fractured hand and he won’t play here.

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