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(22-10) Toronto Raptors vs. Los Angeles Lakers (12-24)
Date: Sunday January 1st
Time: 9:30PM EST
Venue: The Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA
NBA Moneyline Odds: Off
NBA Betting Odds: Toronto -7
NBA Betting Total: 215.5
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The Toronto Raptors will be out west on New Year’s day to take the court against the Los Angeles Lakers. The Raptors will be looking to put an end to a two game skid after falling 99-91 against the Phoenix Suns on Thursday night.
Los Angeles will also be looking to put an end to a two game losing stretch after falling at home against the Dallas Mavericks 101-89 on Thursday.
The Toronto Raptors suffered a second loss in a row Thursday night, 99-91 against the Suns in Phoenix.
The Raptors were down just 40-42 at the break, but were outscored by 12 in the third quarter and couldn’t find a way to get back into it late.
Toronto was able to shoot 40 percent from the field and made 7 of 27 from behind the 3-point line. They were outrebounded 47-56 in the contest and were only able to come up with ten assists in the game.
They did take the ball away from Phoenix for 12 steals, but turned the ball over 19 times themselves. Kyle Lowry was the team’s leading scorer with 24 points to go along with a team high 5 assists.
Toronto has been able to put the ball in the cotton for an average of 110.8 points per game this season while shooting 47 percent from the field. They have been able to chase the ball down for an average of 42.7 rebounds per night while passing the ball for 19.8 assists.
On Defense, the Raptors have been allowing their opponents to score an average of 102.9 points per game.
They have been able to take the ball away for an average of 9.3 steals and have blocked 4.7 shots.
Los Angeles Lakers
The Lakers dropped their second consecutive game 101-89 at home against the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday night.
L.A. was able to put together a 57-50 lead when they went into the locker room at the half, but were dominated in the third quarter 31-13 and weren’t able to play catch up in the fourth.
Los Angeles shot 47.1 from the field and connected on 7 of 19 from behind the arc. They were outrebounded 47-38 in the game and only managed to come up with 15 assists.
Julius Randle was able to score 18 points in the losing effort, making 5 of 10 from the field while dropping 8 of 10 from the free throw line.
The Lakers have been able to put up an average of 103.9 points per game this season while shooting 44.6 percent from the field.
They are coming away with 43.8 rebounds a contest while averaging 20.4 assists. Los Angeles has had some struggles on defense this season, giving up an average of 110.1 points to their opponents per night.
They have been quick enough with the hands to take the ball away for an average of 8.2 steals while swatting away 3.6 shots per game.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Toronto is 5-5 ATS in their previous 10 games.
- Toronto is 6-3-1 ATS following a SU loss
- The over 5-5 in the previous 10 games for the Raptors
- Los Angeles is 10-13-1 ATS following a loss this season.
- Los Angeles is 5-5 ATS in their previous 10 games.
- The over is 4-6 in the Lakers previous 10 games.
Free Toronto Raptors vs. Los Angeles Lakers NBA Prediction:
This will be a great game for Toronto to get out of the funk they have been in and get things back on track. The Raptors are stronger on both ends of the court and I think their defense will do more the enough to keep the Lakers in check.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Toronto -7
Toronto will create several turnovers in the game leading to some big numbers on the fast break.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Toronto 103 – Los Angeles 96
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