Monday, December 7, 2015
Air Canada Centre
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The Los Angeles Lakers travel to Air Canada Centre to play the Toronto Raptors on Monday, December 7, 2015. The opening line for this game has Toronto as 12 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 201.
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The Lakers come into this game with an overall record of 3-16 and a road record of 2-10. They are 5th in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -8.6 as they are averaging 96.8 points per game while giving up 105.4 per contest. The Raptors have an overall record of 12-9 and a home record of 4-4. They currently are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 100.6 points per game and surrendering 97.1, good for a point differential of 3.5.
Kobe Bryant comes into this contest averaging 16.6 points per game while playing 31.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Lakers. He pulls down 3.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 30% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%. Jordan Clarkson averages 15.8 points per game in 32.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 3.4 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
DeMar DeRozan averages 21.4 points per game while playing 36.3 minutes per contest this year for the Raptors. He grabs 4.2 rebounds per game and has 4.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Kyle Lowry averages 22 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.8 rebounds per contest and 6.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 87%.
Los Angeles averages 96.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 25th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -8.6 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team which has them ranked 30th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 25th in the league. They average 53.3 rebounds per game and 18.4 assists per game which ranks them 12th and 27th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 12th with 14.5 per game. The Lakers allow 105.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 26th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 21st and 14th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 55.5 rebounds a game which ranks 28th and they give up 23.7 assists per contest which puts them in 25th place in the league. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the league.
Toronto averages 100.6 points per game this year which ranks them 16th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 3.5 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 20th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 11th in the NBA. They average 53.7 rebounds per game and 18.1 assists per contest which ranks them 9th and 28th respectively. In the turnover department the Raptors rank 9th with 14.2 per game. The Raptors allow 97.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 7th and 24th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 49.5 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 22.3 assists per contest which puts them in 19th place in the league. The Raptors force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the NBA.
Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 6-13-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 7-12-0 against the over/under
Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 13-7-1 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 9-11-1 against the over/under
Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
12/05/15 F Larry Nance Jr. Knee doubtful Sunday vs. Detroit
Toronto Raptors Injuries
11/21/15 C Jonas Valanciunas Finger out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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