Los Angeles Lakers at Toronto Raptors NBA Picks & Predictions 1/28/2018
Sunday, January 28, 2018
Air Canada Centre
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The Los Angeles Lakers head to Air Canada Centre to take on the Toronto Raptors on Sunday, January 28, 2018. The opening line for this game has Toronto as 10 point favorites.
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The Lakers come into this game with an overall record of 19-29. They are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -3.1 as they are averaging 106.6 points per game while giving up 109.7 per contest. The Raptors have an overall record of 32-15. They currently are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 110.9 points per game and surrendering 103.7, good for a point differential of 7.2.
Valuable Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 25-23-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 25-23-0 against the over/under
Important Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 25-22-0 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 24-23-0 against the over/under
Key Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
01/25/18 PG Lonzo Ball Knee is out indefinitely
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
No key injuries to report
Kyle Kuzma comes into this game averaging 16.5 points per contest while playing 30.6 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 5.9 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.9 assists per game. His FG percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is 71%. Jordan Clarkson averages 14.5 points per contest in 23.6 minutes per game this year. He averages 3.3 assists per game and 3 rebounds per contest for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 46% for the season while his free throw percentage is 78%.
DeMar DeRozan has scored 24.6 points per contest while playing 34.6 minutes per game this season for the Raptors. He hauls in 4.2 rebounds per contest and has 5.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 82%. Serge Ibaka averages 13 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 28.1 minutes per game. He also brings in 6.1 rebounds per game and 0.7 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles averages 106.6 points per contest this year, which is 9th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -3.08 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 14th. From 3-point territory they shoot 33%, which is good for 30th in the NBA. They average 46.3 boards per contest and 23.6 assists per game, which ranks them 3rd and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 2nd with 16.1 per game. The Lakers allow 109.7 points per contest which is 27th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 12th and 5th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 45.4 rebounds a game which ranks 27th, and they allow 23 assists per game which puts them in 16th place in the league. They force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Toronto is 4th in the NBA with 110.9 points per contest this season. They are 8th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 7.19. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 26th in the league. They are 15th in the NBA in rebounding with 43.7 boards per contest and 13th in assists per game with 22.7. The Raptors are 26th in turnovers per contest with 13.7. The Raptors give up 103.7 points per game, which ranks them 9th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 4th and 6th in those defensive statistics. They rank 10th with 22 dimes allowed per game and 13th with 42.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Raptors are 24th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.4 per contest this year.
The Lakers are 28th in the league in defensive rating with 107.2, and their offensive rating of 104.2 is ranked 18th. They are 1st in the NBA in pace with 100.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 23rd. As a unit they are 28th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 21st in the NBA. Los Angeles is 9th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 21st in the NBA.
Toronto is 27th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 27th in the NBA. The Raptors are 4th in the league in defensive rating with 105.2, and their offensive rating of 112.4 is ranked 28th. They are 12th in the NBA in pace with 98.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 7th. As a unit they are 6th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 7th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Lakers/Raptors NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles +10
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