Los Angeles Lakers at Toronto Raptors Basketball Betting Tips 3/14/2019
Thursday, March 14, 2019
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The Los Angeles Lakers travel to Scotiabank Arena to play the Toronto Raptors on Thursday, March 14, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Toronto as 10.5 point favorites.
The Lakers head into this matchup with a mark of 31-36. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They have a point differential of -1.7 as they average 112.2 points per contest while giving up 113.9 per game. The Raptors have an overall mark of 48-20. They currently are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They total 114.0 points per contest and give up 108.9, which is a point differential of 5.1.
Valuable Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 25-39-2 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 27-39-0 against the over/under
Important Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 29-37-2 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 38-30-0 against the over/under
Key Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
03/12/19 G Lance Stephenson Toe is questionable Thursday vs Toronto
03/12/19 C Tyson Chandler Neck is questionable Thursday vs Toronto
03/09/19 SF Brandon Ingram Shoulder is out for season
01/20/19 PG Lonzo Ball Ankle is out for season
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
03/12/19 G Danny Green Ankle is upgraded to probable Thursday vs LA Lakers
03/12/19 F Serge Ibaka Suspension is out 3 games
03/12/19 PG Kyle Lowry Ankle is upgraded to probable Thursday vs LA Lakers
02/13/19 PG Fred VanVleet Thumb is out indefinitely
JaVale McGee averages 11.0 points per game in 21.2 minutes per contest. He averages 0.6 assists per contest and 6.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 61% for the year while his free throw percentage is 66%. LeBron James comes into this contest averaging 27.3 points per game while playing 35.4 minutes per night. He pulls down 8.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 8.0 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage is at 66%.
Kyle Lowry averages 14.8 points per game and he sees the court an average of 34.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.8 rebounds per contest and 9.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 83%. Kawhi Leonard averages 27.0 points per game while playing 34.3 minutes per contest. He grabs 7.3 rebounds per game and has 3.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Lakers allow 113.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 9th and 11th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.9 rebounds a game which ranks 27th, and they give up 25.0 assists per contest which puts them in 21st place in the league. They force 14.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the league. Los Angeles averages 112.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 16th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.7 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 6th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 29th in the league. They average 46.2 rebounds per game and 25.3 assists per contest, which ranks them 7th and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 4th with 15.6 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Raptors surrender 108.9 points per contest, which ranks them 10th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 7th and 10th in those defensive statistics. They rank 16th with 24.6 assists allowed per contest, and 13th with 44.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Raptors are 23rd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.2 per game. Toronto is 9th in the league with 114.0 points per game this year. They are 8th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 5.1. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 15th in the NBA. They are 17th in the league in rebounding with 45.1 boards per game and 14th in assists per contest with 24.9. The Raptors are 18th in turnovers per game with 14.0.
The Lakers are 22nd in the league in defensive rating with 109.7, and their offensive rating of 108 is ranked 14th. They are 4th in the NBA in pace with 103.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 12th. As a unit they are 16th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 18th in the NBA. Los Angeles is 6th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 19th in the NBA.
Toronto is 18th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 23rd in the league. The Raptors are 7th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112.7, and their defensive rating of 107.6 is ranked 7th. In terms of pace they are 13th in the league with 100.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 3rd. As a team they are 5th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 12th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Lakers/Raptors NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Los Angeles +10.5
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