Tip-off for this non-conference matchup between the Lakers and Raptors is set for 7:00 ET. Los Angeles (-880) is a 12.5-point road favorite over Toronto (+585) with the over/under line set at 231.

The Raptors (23-51) are in the midst of a 13-game losing streak and are 5th in the Atlantic Division, while the Lakers (42-33) are 4th in the Pacific Division and 9th in the Western Conference.

LOS ANGELES LAKERS VS TORONTO RAPTORS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Toronto Raptors +12.5

This game will be played at Scotiabank Arena at 7:00 ET on Tuesday, April 2nd.

WHY BET THE TORONTO RAPTORS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 117-113 in favor of the Lakers.
  • Our projections have LeBron James finishing with LeBron James points, 7 rebounds and 8 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Lakers finishing with a field goal percentage of 50.0% and knocking down 13 threes.

Can the Lakers Deliver Being Favored on the Road?

In Lakers games this season, the average over/under line is 232.6, which is higher than today’s line of 231. The team’s O/U record for the season is 42-33, and the under has hit in their last two games.

On the road, the Lakers are 16-20 against the spread, and they have an average scoring differential of -4.9 points per game. Currently, they are favored by 12.5 points and have an ATS record of 35-40.

Los Angeles’ most recent game was a 116-104 win over the Nets. They covered the spread as 6.5-point favorites and improved their record to 42-33 on the season.

In the Western Conference, the Lakers are in 9th place with a record of 42-33. Against other Western Conference teams, they are 25-23 compared to 17-10 in non-conference play.

Season-long O/U Stats

vs. O/U: 42-33

Last 2 Games: Under

Season Average: 235.2

Today’s Line: 231

The Lakers have won five straight games as the betting favorite and have an ATS record of 18-23 as the favorite. On average, they are outscoring opponents by 4.2 points per game in these matchups.

The Lakers are one of the most efficient scoring teams in the NBA, ranking 8th in points per game at 117.7. However, they have scored less than their average in two straight games.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Lakers are below average in both makes and attempts. They are 24th in three-point makes at 11.7 per game and 29th in attempts.

On the road this season, the Lakers are averaging 116.1 points per game compared to 119.1 at home. Overall, they have outscored the NBA scoring average in 54.7% of their games.

On defense, the Lakers come into the game ranked 23rd in the league in points allowed at 117.5 per game. Over their last three games, the team is allowing 112.3 points per contest (21st). Opponents are hitting 54.2% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 37.3% of their three-point attempts.

Is a Home Win Possible for the Raptors?

Toronto is currently 12.5-point underdogs at home against the Lakers. As underdogs, the Raptors have gone 11-41 this season and are 23-29 ATS as underdogs. This season, they have been the underdog in 52 of their 74 games.

As the underdog, the Raptors have an average scoring differential of -8.9 points per game. This season, their O/U record as the underdog is 37-36-1, and the team has hit the over in two straight games.

In their last game, the Raptors lost to the 76ers by a score of 135-120. The O/U line for that game was 214.5 points. Toronto was a 9-point underdog in that game, and they are now 32-42 ATS for the season.

Toronto’s overall record this season is 23-51, which has them in 12th place in the Eastern Conference. Against other Eastern Conference teams, they are 16-30 and 1-14 against teams in their own division. The Raptors have lost 13 straight games.

This season, the Raptors have an O/U record of 37-36-1, and their games have averaged a combined 231 points. Today’s O/U line is also set at 231, and 44 of their games have had lower lines than that.

When playing at home, the Raptors are averaging 109.5 points per game, which is 27th in the league. Overall, they are 19th in scoring at 112.7 points per game. So far, they have outscored the NBA scoring average in 43.2% of their games this season.

When it comes to pace, Toronto is 14th in the league at 99.1 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, they are 16th at 47%. However, they are just 28th in three-point shooting at 35%.

So far, the Raptors have made an average of 11.6 three-pointers per game, which is 25th in the league. When it comes to two-point shooting, they are 16th at 54%. In terms of assists, Toronto is 5th in the league with an average of 29 per game.

Coming into the game, the Raptors will be looking to improve their defense, as they are currently giving up 118.4 points per game (24th). On two point field goal attempts, the Raptors’ defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 56.6% and allowing 37.4% from beyond the arc.