Lakers vs. Raptors Spread Prediction
The Lakers are coming off a rout of the Bulls in Chicago but find themselves as double-digit underdogs in Toronto tonight. Even though the Raptors have struggled at the betting window, will they cover tonight as a home favorite?
8:05 p.m. ET, Thursday, March 14, 2019
Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, ON
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers from online sportsbook BetNow.eu, the Raptors are 10-point favorites to beat the Lakers. The total, meanwhile, sits at 231.5 points and as of this writing, 71% of the public betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Raptors to cover the point spread.
Los Angeles Lakers Fantasy Spin
LeBron James racked up 36 points, 10 rebounds, four assists, two steals and two 3-pointers on 15-of-23 shooting in 33 minutes of Tuesday's easy win over the Bulls. Well what do you know? The Lakers broke a five-game losing streak and veterans LeBron, Kyle Kuzma, Rajon Rondo, JaVale McGee and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope all played really well in this one. The Lakers' playoff dreams are dead and they're going to be very unpredictable going forward, as the veterans will eventually take a backseat to the kids. But for now, if you get word that the vets are going to play, go ahead and get them in your lineup. The Lakers have a back-to-back set on Thursday & Friday, and there's a pretty good chance LeBron may miss one of those games, although coach Luke Walton hasn't made his mind up about that situation just yet.
Toronto Raptors Fantasy Spin
Kyle Lowry (left ankle) did not participate in Wednesday's practice. Most of the vets did not practice on Wednesday, and while Lowry's ankle is a bit sore, head coach Nick Nurse said he didn't anticipate this being something that will force him to miss any games. For now, we'll consider Lowry probable for Thursday's matchup with the Lakers.
NBA Betting Trends
The Lakers are 1-5 against the spread in their last six road games and are 1-5 against the number in their last six games overall.
The Raptors are 1-6 against the spread in their last seven home games and 3-9 against the number in their last 12 games overall.
The Lakers are just 2-5 against the number in their last seven road games versus Toronto and are 0-5 at the betting window in their last five games versus the Raptors overall. The favorite, meanwhile, is 4-1 against the spread in the last five meetings between these two teams. While Toronto is struggling ATS, the Raptors are 4-0 against the spread in their last four games coming off a loss of more than 10 points.
Thursday NBA Prediction: Toronto Raptors -10