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LA Lakers vs. Toronto, 01/20/2013 13:00
Point Spread: +5/-110 Toronto
This is an early start at 1 PM EST and that should mean a little bit of trouble for the visitors. LA is traveling across the country for an early 1 PM EST start time, but according to their body clocks the game will be occurring at 10 AM. NBA players aren't used to early starts, so I think the Lakers might have a bit of trouble getting going here today.
Toronto isn't a very good team, but the Lakers continue to be over-valued. I know they are finally healthy again, but this team just hasn't meshed real well all season so I'm not sure why they are laying so many points on the road. I've heard the talk about how their backs are against the wall, but I just don't believe they weren't trying at the beginning of the year and are going to start kicking it in gear.
LA is 5-12 on the road this year and losing by an average of two ppg. Toronto on the other hand is 10-9 at home but winning by 3.7 ppg. The Raptors might have lost four in a row, but they have played tough in each of those games. I think they keep things close with LA here today.
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