Toronto Raptors at Los Angeles Lakers NBA Picks & Predictions 11/4/2018
Sunday, November 4, 2018
Get todays NBA odds and lines on this game.
The Toronto Raptors head to Staples Center to take on the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday, November 4, 2018. The opening line for this game has Toronto as 5 point favorites.
The Raptors have a record of 8-1. They are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They have a point differential of 8.4 as they average 116.2 points per game while giving up 107.8 per contest. The Lakers have an overall record of 3-5 this season. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They average 121.0 points per game and surrender 121.1, good for a point differential of -0.1.
Valuable Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 4-5-0 against the spread this season
The Toronto Raptors are 7-2-0 against the over/under this year
Important Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 2-6-0 against the spread this season
The Los Angeles Lakers are 6-2-0 against the over/under this year
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
11/03/18 SF Kawhi Leonard Foot injured last game, is questionable Sunday vs LA Lakers
Key Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Kyle Lowry comes into this game averaging 17.7 points per contest while playing 34.6 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 11.2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is 77%. Kawhi Leonard averages 26.1 points per contest in 34.0 minutes per game. He averages 3.4 assists per game and 7.6 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 50% for the season while his free throw percentage is 88%.
Kyle Kuzma scores 19.3 points per contest while playing 32.1 minutes per game. He hauls in 5.0 rebounds per contest and has 1.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 82%. LeBron James averages 27.8 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 36.4 minutes per game. He also brings in 8.6 rebounds per game and has 8.0 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
Toronto averages 116.2 points per contest, which is 7th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 8.4 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 5th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 17th in the NBA. They average 46.3 boards per contest and 26.0 assists per game, which ranks them 11th and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 24th with 13.0 per game. The Raptors allow 107.8 points per contest, which is 6th in the NBA. They also surrender a 42% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 3rd and 24th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 46.3 rebounds a game which ranks 19th, and they allow 23.0 assists per game which puts them in 9th place in the league. They force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles is 3rd in the NBA with 121.0 points per contest this season. They are 4th in the league in shooting at 50%, while their average scoring margin is -0.13. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 20th in the league. They are 18th in the NBA in rebounding with 44.5 boards per contest and 4th in assists per game with 26.4. The Lakers are 12th in turnovers per contest with 14.5. The Lakers give up 121.1 points per game, which ranks them 28th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 48% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 24th and 26th in those defensive statistics. They rank 20th with 24.3 dimes allowed per game and 25th with 47.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Lakers are 26th in the league in forcing turnovers with 16.1 per contest this year.
The Raptors are 5th in the NBA in offensive rating with 114.8, and their defensive rating of 106.5 is ranked 6th. In terms of pace they are 13th in the league with 101.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 6th. As a team they are 7th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 12th in the league. Toronto is 24th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 26th in the league.
Los Angeles is 16th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 10th in the league. The Lakers are 7th in the NBA in offensive rating with 113.3, and their defensive rating of 113.5 is ranked 21st. In terms of pace they are 4th in the league with 105.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 5th. As a team they are 10th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 23rd in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles -5
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Josh Schonwald
Get all of Today's NBA Picks
Get all of Today's Guaranteed Expert NBA Picks