Lakers vs. Raptors Prediction
Is the over the right play tonight when the Lakers visit the Raptors at 7:30PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovad.lv, the Raptors are 10-point home favorites versus the Lakers while the over/under currently sits at 214 points. While the point spread hasn't moved in this matchup, the total opened at 217.5 before moving to 214.
LAKERS KEY TRENDS: The Lakers are 6-1-1 against the spread in their last eight games versus Eastern Conference opponents and are 5-1-1 against the number in their last seven games versus Atlantic foes. That said, they're 1-4 at the betting window in their last five games following an ATS win and are 1-4-1 against the spread in their last six games when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous game.
RAPTORS KEY TRENDS: The Raptors have been a great play at the window, going 3-0-1 against the spread in their last four home games and a perfect 5-0 against the spread in their last five games overall. They're also 7-0-1 against the spread in their last eight games coming off an ATS win, are 9-2-1 against the spread in their last 12 games after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game and are 4-1 ATS in their last five home games versus a team with a losing road record.
OUR PREDICTION: The over is 7-2 in the last nine meetings between these two teams in Toronto and over is 12-5 in the last 17 meetings between these two teams overall. The over has also cashed in 10 of the Raptors' last 12 games overall, is 20-6-1 in their last 27 games versus Western Conference foes and is 4-0 in their last four home games overall. The over is also 8-1 in the Lakers' last nine games when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous game.
FRIDAY NBA PREDICTION: LAKERS/RAPTORS OVER 214