Free NBA Hoops Prediction: Raptors vs Lakers Odds
Weekly NBA betting sees the Toronto Raptors taking on the Los Angeles Lakers Friday November 20 at the Staples Center, Los Angeles, California. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks on all NBA basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE NBA hoops predictions.
Toronto Raptors (7-6) vs. Los Angeles Lakers (2-9)
Date: Friday November 20
Time: 10:30PM EST
Venue: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
NBA Betting Odds: Toronto -7.5
NBA Betting Total: 203
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The Raptors look to grab their first win on this current 5 game road trip when they invade the Staples Center on Friday night.
Toronto has lost 3 straight to kick off this trip and that stems from a lot of slow starts on this trip.
Los Angeles couldn’t string together back-to-back wins as they fell in Phoenix 120-111.
The Raptors may have their best chance to grab a win on this road trip come Friday night.
Toronto has been close on this road trip, but the slow starts have dug themselves into too big of holes and costed them wins.
They started the trip off with a 4th quarter blown lead to Sacramento and took Golden State to the brink in what turned out to be a 5 point loss. They then allowed Utah to rack up 34 points in the 4th quarter last time out which led them to a 4 point loss.
The Raptors have trailed after the first quarter in 2 straight games and this is becoming an increasingly giant habit for them. Head coach Dwane Casey hinted at a potential switch to the starting lineup to try and spark this Raptors team.
Kyle Lowry, DeMar DeRozan and DeMarre Carroll all have to step it up too. The trio shot just 14 of 40 from the field in the loss to Utah.
Kobe Bryant returned to old form against the Pistons in the latest Lakers win. Bryant finished with 17 points, 9 assists, and 8 rebounds in the win over Detroit.
But with age, comes fatigue. Kobe Bryant say out the 2nd leg of the back-to-back against Phoenix and the Lakers fell 120-11 to fall to 2-9.
One of the bright spots through this 2-9 start has been Jordan Clarkson. Clarkson has averaged 19.3 points and his hitting 50% of his field goals over the last 3 games.
Clarkson really has taken to his major role on this Lakers offense and his showing his has the potential to fill the void missing for Kobe Bryant this season, when he sits out, and next season when he retires.
While as a team the Lakers are shooting just 32.6 percent from behind the arc, Clarkson has hit 7 of 12 from behind the arc during his 3 game tear.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Raptors are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
- Raptors are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games following a ATS win.
- Raptors are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game.
- Lakers are 2-9 ATS in their last 11 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record.
- Lakers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games.
Free NBA Prediction:
The Lakers haven’t been a force yet. With the Raptors in need of a win on this road trip, laying the points on the road is the way to go here.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Toronto ATS
The Raptors get out to an early lead and wear the Lakers down en route to a lopsided road win.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Toronto 110 – Los Angeles 97
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