Los Angeles Lakers vs Toronto Raptors Prediction, 12/7/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Los Angeles Lakers vs Toronto Raptors
Date: Wednesday, December 7, 2022
Location: Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, ON
The Toronto Raptors will try to beat the Los Angeles Lakers at Scotiabank Arena on Wednesday.
The Lakers stepped onto the hardwood against the Wizards and went home with a win by a final score of 130-119 in their last game. When it comes to fouls, the Lakers ended up with 14 while the Wizards racked up 23 fouls. They made 10 out of their 39 tries from downtown. Washington finished the contest at 73.3% at the free throw line by burying 11 of their 15 shots. In addition, Washington collected 44 boards (11 offensive, 33 defensive) and added 5 rejections. Washington recorded 24 assists and had 10 steals in this game. When discussing defense, Los Angeles allowed the other team to go 46.7% from the floor on 49 out of 105 shooting. They also distributed 34 assists for the matchup in addition to forcing 10 turnovers and earning 5 steals. With respect to hauling in rebounds, they collected a total of 51 with 9 of them being of the offensive sort. At the free throw line, the Lakers made 16 of 22 shots for a percentage of 72.7%. Los Angeles walked away from the game having earned a 54.2% FG percentage (52 of 96) and converted 10 of their 26 3-pointers.
Anthony Davis is a player who played a role in the game. He ended up scoring 55 points on 22 out of 30 shooting. He played for 38 minutes played and also totaled 17 rebounds. Davis finished the contest at 73.3% from the field and earned 1 assist.
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Los Angeles heads into this matchup with a record of 10-12 on the year. They are averaging 114.8 points per outing (10th in the NBA) while shooting 47.3% from the floor. The Lakers are shooting 33.0% from downtown (218 of 660) and 79.7% from the charity stripe. As a team, Los Angeles is snagging 46.0 rebounds per game and has tallied 552 assists so far this season, which ranks 26th in the league in terms of passing the ball. They are giving up possession 14.5 times per game and as a unit they commit 18.7 fouls per game.
Defensively, the Lakers are able to force 13.1 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 21.5 fouls. They rank 10th in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 574 surrendered for the year. The Lakers defense is allowing a field goal percentage of 46.2% (961 of 2,080) and they relinquish 46.6 rebounds per game as a unit. They give up 33.9% on 3-pointers and they are 21st in basketball in points per game allowed (115.1).
When they last stepped on the court, the Raptors took a defeat with a final score of 116-110 when they faced the Celtics. The Raptors collected 34 defensive boards and 12 offensive rebounds totaling 46 in this contest. They turned it over 13 times, while getting 6 steals for the game. The Celtics were called for 22 fouls for this game which took the Raptors to the free throw line for a total of 30 attempts. They were able to knock down 22 of the free throw tries for a rate of 73.3%. In relation to shooting from beyond the arc, Toronto knocked down 10 out of 28 attempts (35.7%). When the final whistle blew, the Raptors shot 39 for 85 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 45.9%. The Raptors allowed the Celtics to bury 44 out of 90 tries from the floor which gave them a percentage of 48.9% for the game. They finished shooting 36.1% from 3-point land by shooting 13 of 36 and finished the game at 15 out of 21 at the charity stripe (71.4%). When talking about how they rebounded, Toronto allowed Boston to grab 49 in total (13 on the offensive side).
Pascal Siakam ended up being a major contributor for the Raptors for the contest. Siakam earned 29 points in his 39 mins of playing time and had 7 dimes for the matchup. He made 9 out of 20 for the game for a rate of 45.0%, and earned 8 rebounds.
Toronto has a record of 12-12 for the year. The Raptors commit 20.6 fouls per game and they shoot 77.4% from the free throw line. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 23.1 times per game (25th in basketball) and they turn it over 13.3 times per contest. Toronto has accounted for 2,660 pts on the year (110.8 per contest) and they collect 43.8 rebounds per game. As an offense, the Raptors are shooting 45.1% from the field, which is 25th in the league.
The Toronto defense gives up 35.4% on 3-point attempts (290 of 820) and their opponents are knocking down 79.6% of their free throw shots. They allow 26.4 assists and 41.8 rebounds per contest, which is 24th and 7th in basketball. The Raptors defensively are ranked 7th in the NBA in points per game surrendered with 109.8. They are forcing 17.1 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 48.4% from the field (26th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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