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    Toronto Raptors versus LA Clippers Pick Prediction NBA Pro Basketball Odds Preview 2-1-2013

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    The 34-13 LA Clippers will hit the road to face the 16-30 Toronto Raptors in an NBA pro basketball game on Friday night. Tip off time from Toronto is set for 7PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBA League Pass Channel.

    The NBA odds in this pro basketball game will come out on Friday as Chris Paul is questionable and Blake Griffin is listed as probable with an ankle ailment.

    The teams went head to head back on December 9th and it was the Clippers with the 102-83 home blowout win against the Raptors as a -8 ½ point betting favorite. The total came under 201 ½ points.

    The LA Clippers are 14-8 on the road this season. The club began their long road trip with a 96-90 win on Friday night to the Minnesota Timberwolves as a -4 ½ point betting favorite. The total landed under 189 points. It was the Clippers second straight win. The Clips shot 45.5% from the floor in the win and survived missing 13 of 36 free throws. LA pulls down 7 more rebounds than the Timberwolves. Blake Griffin led the team with 26 points and 13 rebounds on 11 of 17 shooting. Chris Paul has missed the past five games with a knee cap bruise and is questionable for Friday. The Clippers defend well this season as they are fourth in the NBA in two key defensive categories by allowing 93.3 points a game and 43.3% shooting.
    The Raptors are 11-11 on the home court. The team has lost three straight and 8 of their past 10 games. They come off the 93-92 road defeat on Wednesday to the Atlanta Hawks as a +7 point underdog. The over under came in at under 196 ½ points. Toronto blows a 10 point lead at the half. They shoot just 38.8% from the floor and turns over the basketball 17 times. They allow 48% shooting to the Hawks. DeMar DeRozan led Toronto with 23 points and 4 rebounds on 8 of 16 shooting. The Raptor has struggled on the defensive end by allowing 46.3% shooting to opponents ranking 28th in the NBA.