Raptors vs. Lakers Prediction
The Los Angeles Lakers registered a victory on the road last night and now have a chance at climbing to .500 back home tonight against the Toronto Raptors. Is LA a good bet to cover the spread on the second end of a back-to-back?
Sunday, November 4, 2018
STAPLES Center at 9:35PM ET
TV: SpecSN (LAL)
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Raptors are a 3-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 237 points. As of Sunday morning, 74 percent of public bets are being placed on visiting Toronto. Check out our NBA Public Betting Page for the latest updates.
Raptors pull away from host Suns
Toronto outscored host Phoenix 59-46 in the second half Friday night en route to a 107-98 victory. Kawhi Leonard led the Raptors with 19 points on 7-of-14 shooting to go with six rebounds, five assists and two steals. Jonas Valanciunas tallied 16 points, seven rebounds and four blocked shots. Serge Ibaka had 14 points, four rebounds, two steals and two blocks off the bench. Kyle Lowry had a double-double with 11 points plus 12 assists, six rebounds and two steals. Pascal Siakam added 10 points and five boards. Toronto now boasts an 8-1 record.
Lakers hold off Blazers rally
Los Angeles was outscored 39-26 in the fourth quarter Saturday night at Portland, but held on for a 114-110 victory to improve to 4-5 on the season. LeBron James led the charge with 28 points on 9-of-20 shooting plus seven assists, five rebounds and two blocked shots. Rajon Rondo tallied 17 points, 10 boards, six assists and three steals off the bench. Kyle Kuzma contributed 12 points and six rebounds. JaVale McGee recorded 12 points, nine rebounds and six blocks. Josh Hart added 11 points as a reserve.
NBA Betting Trends
The Raptors are 0-4 ATS in their last four games following a straight up win. Toronto is 0-3-1 ATS in its last four Sunday games.
The Lakers are 5-1 ATS in their last six games playing on zero days of rest. Los Angeles is 1-7 ATS in its last eight home games versus Toronto.
Los Angeles played last night and had to travel back home to play a Toronto team that is arguably the best in the Eastern Conference. The Raptors will be up for this one and while LeBron is matchup-proof, being guarded by Leonard would certainly make life a little more difficult. Check on the status of Leonard before placing your bet as he is questionable after jamming his foot in Phoenix. As long as Leonard plays, I'm fully on board with Toronto.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: TORONTO RAPTORS -3