The Toronto Raptors (32-35) visit the Los Angeles Lakers (32-34), with the matchup starting at 10:30 PM ET from Crypto.com Arena on Friday, March 10, 2023. The Raptors are just 2.5-point favorites in the game. The matchup has a 224.5 point total.
How to bet Raptors vs. Lakers
Toronto Raptors vs. Los Angeles Lakers Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 2.5 points, with oddsmakers listing the Raptors as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Raptors have -137 odds to pick up the win, while the Lakers are listed at +117 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 224.5 points.
Raptors vs. Lakers Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Friday, March 10, 2023
- Game Time: 10:30 PM ET
- TV Channel: NBA
- Location: Los Angeles, California
- Arena: Crypto.com Arena
Raptors vs. Lakers Betting Trends
In the Raptors’ 67 games this year, they have 32 wins against the spread. Toronto has been the favorite in 39 games this season and has come away with the win 23 times (59%) in those contests. Raptors games this year have hit the over 35 times in 66 opportunities (53%).
The Lakers have 32 wins against the spread in 66 games this season. Los Angeles has a 21-28 record in games it was the underdog on the moneyline (winning 42.9% of those games). Lakers games this season have hit the over 32 times in 66 opportunities (48.5%).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
|Gary Trent Jr.||58||18||2.6||1.6||1.6||0.2||2.6|
|Lonnie Walker IV||49||12.7||2.1||1.3||0.6||0.3||1.7|
Raptors: Will Barton: Probable (Illness), Otto Porter: Out (Foot)
Lakers: D’Angelo Russell: Probable (Ankle), Anthony Davis: Probable (Foot), Mohamed Bamba: Out (Ankle), LeBron James: Out (Foot)
What you need to know about the Toronto Raptors
Toronto is 23rd in the NBA with 112.4 points per game this year. At the other end, it ranks sixth with 112 points allowed per contest. The Raptors are posting 113.4 points per game in home games. When playing on the road, they are averaging 111.4 points per contest. The Raptors’ offense has been less effective over their last 10 games, scoring 108.6 points a contest compared to the 112.4 they’ve averaged this year.
Toronto ranks 22nd in the NBA by draining 10.8 threes per contest, but it has a 33.7% shooting percentage from three-point land, which ranks fourth-worst in the league. Of the shots attempted by the Raptors in 2022-23, 64.7% of them have been two-pointers (73.8% of the team’s made baskets) and 35.3% have been from beyond three-point land (26.2%).
What you need to know about the Los Angeles Lakers
In 2022-23, Los Angeles is eighth in the NBA on offense (116.6 points scored per game) and 23rd on defense (117.4 points conceded). The Lakers score 117.3 points per game at home, and 116.1 away. While the Lakers are scoring 116.6 points per game in 2022-23, they have fallen short of that over their previous 10 games, tallying 113.8 points per contest.
Los Angeles is the third-worst team in the league in 3-pointers made (10.5 per game) and fifth-worst in 3-point percentage (33.8%). The Lakers attempt 34.7% percent of their shots from beyond the arc, and 24.6% of their made baskets are from there. Inside the arc, they attempt 65.3% of their shots, with 75.4% of their makes coming from there.
Our pick to win this matchup is the Lakers, and we project that Lakers will cover the spread (Raptors -2.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 224.5 points.
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