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Toronto Raptors vs Los Angeles Lakers Picks, Predictions and Betting Tips

Toronto Raptors (48-20)
Sky Sports Arena 15th March 00:00 Air Canada Centre V
Los Angeles Lakers (31-36)
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Toronto Raptors vs Los Angeles Lakers Picks, Predictions and Betting Tips. With Lakers’ playoff hopes down the drain, can Kawhi Leonard and Toronto take advantage of their poor form to close the gap on first place Milwaukee?

Toronto Raptors vs Los Angeles Lakers Predictions

Toronto Raptors -9 Point Spread at 10/11 with bet365.
Under 232 Total Points at 10/11 with bet365.

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Reason for Toronto Raptors vs Los Angeles Lakers Betting tips

Toronto head into this game with 11 wins in their last 15 home games and sit just 3 games behind first-place Milwaukee Bucks in the Eastern Conference. Kawhi Leonard is having a great debut season in Toronto, the former NBA Champion is averaging a career high in points and rebounds and looks revitalised after missing the majority of last season through injury. On home court, Raptors have won 27 out of 34 games, averaging 7.1 points more than opponents.

After an inconsistent few weeks, Raptors were handed their worst loss of the season when beaten by 25 points to 14th place Cleveland last time out. Serge Ibaka grabbed the headlines for an attempted punch on Cavs forward Marqueese Chriss and will miss the next three games through suspension. Kawhi Leonard was the best Raptor on the night with 25 points and 9 rebounds.

It’s been a season-ending few weeks for Los Angeles Lakers. Despite a summer overhaul and the signing of Lebron James, Lakers had their playoff hopes washed away after losing 7 of their last 9 games. Former Laker and current coach Luke Walton recently announced Lebron will now be on a minute restriction for the remainder of the season and is unlikely to play on back to back nights. On the road, Lakers are 13-20 on the season and have lost 5 of their last 6 games.

Despite the run of bad form, Lakers ended a 5 game losing streak with a convincing 24 point win in Chicago last time out. Lebron hit 36 points with 33 minutes on the court to grab the game-high. He also grabbed a double-double alongside JaVale McGee and Rajon Rondo.

Lakers are shorthanded ahead of this game and are unlikely to pose much threat against Raptors on the road. With McGee, Stephenson, Ball, Ingram and Hart all questionable or out, I cannot see Lakers covering the 9 point spread on the night. They have also seen the total go under in 6 of the last 8 meetings played against Toronto. Raptors should have a nice comeback game after a shocking performance last time out. It will also be nice for them to get revenge on Lebron James after dominating them for countless years with Cleveland. My predictions are Toronto Raptors -9 Point Spread and Under 232 Total Points. 

Head to head

Toronto have won 5 of the last 6 when playing on home court. They also won this meeting away from home by 14 points in November.

Toronto Raptors Team News

Kyle Lowry and Danny Green are both probable. Serge Ibaka is suspended for 3 games and Fred VanFleet is ruled out.

Los Angeles Lakers Team News

Lonzo Ball and Brandon Ingram are both out for the remainder of the season. Lance Stephenson, JaVale McGee and Josh Hart are all questionable.

Toronto Raptors vs Los Angeles Lakers Predictions

Toronto Raptors -9 Point Spread at 10/11 with bet365.
Under 232 Total Points at 10/11 with bet365.

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Our match preview predictions are fully researched and provided in good faith but no profits are guaranteed. Please gamble responsibly, you should only ever gamble with money you can afford to lose. Visit our responsible gambling guidelines for more information. 18+
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