The Toronto Raptors will play their first seeding game against LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers. This will be their first game in145 days, and playing against LeBron is a big bite to swallow. There are some predictions and theories about this game, and many analysts agree on a few simple facts. You don’t want to miss the Lakers vs Raptors game.
The Raptors played their last game on March 9 and actually defeated the Utah Jazz. This was the team’s fourth straight win. LeBron’s team has already played the first seeding game, and they defeated the Los Angeles Clippers. The Lakers came off a 103-101 win against Kawhi Leonard and his team and now they are going after their next rival.
William Hill has LA as a 2.5-point favorite. The over-under is 223 in the most recent Raptors vs Lakers odds.
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The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times. It has returned over $4,000 on the top-rated picks for the season. it was also a brilliant 52-32 on all top-rated spread picks before the suspension and returned $1,700 on these picks.
- Lakers vs. Raptors spread: Lakers -2.5
- Lakers vs. Raptors over-under: 223 points
- Lakers vs. Raptors money line: Lakers -140, Raptors +120
- LA: Lakers lead the NBA in field-goal percentage (48.3)
- TOR: Raptors rank second in the NBA in defensive efficiency (104.9 points per 100 possessions)
The Lakers have already played one game after the resumption and this gives them a big advantage. The game against the Clippers was challenging and the Lakers finished it with a win.
In the first game against the Lakers this season, Anthony Davis smashed Toronto. He made 10-of-20 shots, 2-of-5 on 3-pointers, 27 points, eight rebounds, and four blocks. Davis was brilliant in the game against the Clippers and scored game-high 34 points. Toronto will have a hard time inside the bubble, and going against these numbers is a bit challenging.
But, the Raptors have dominated the Lakers in the past seasons. They have won 10 straight games against the Lakers dating to March 27, 2015. Let’s not forget that LeBron and Davis weren’t on those teams.