Los Angeles Lakers vs. Toronto Raptors - 11/20/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Toronto Raptors (7-6) at Los Angeles Lakers (2-9)
NBA Basketball: Friday, November 20, 2015 at 10:30 pm (STAPLES Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Lakers +5.5-- Over/Under: 202 See the Latest Odds
TV: Sportsnet One, TWC SN
The Toronto Raptors and Los Angeles Lakers play Friday night at the Staples Center.
The Toronto Raptors could use a win here after losing six of their last eight games. The Toronto Raptors are averaging 101.6 points on 43.5 percent shooting and allowing 98.2 points on 43.6 percent shooting. DeMar DeRozan is averaging 21.1 points and 4.5 assists while Kyle Lowry is averaging 20.3 points and 6.3 assists. Jonas Valanciunas is grabbing 9.8 rebounds and Cory Joseph is dishing 3.1 assists. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 34.1 percent from deep and are getting 75.7 points from their starting unit. However, the Raptors have lost all three games this season when failing to score 100 or more points. Ten of the Raptors last 14 regular season losses have come on the road.
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The Los Angeles Lakers need to start winning if they’re going to a turnaround a 2-9 start. The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 99.4 points on 41.5 percent shooting and allowing 105.5 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Jordan Clarkson is averaging 15.7 points and two assists while Louis Williams is averaging 12.9 points and 2.8 assists. Julius Randle is grabbing 8.1 rebounds and D'Angelo Russell is dishing 2.7 assists. The Los Angeles Lakers are getting 38.8 points from their bench but are shooting just 32.5 percent from deep. The Lakers pretty much look like the same mess they were a season ago. Nine of the Lakers last 13 wins have come on their home court. Kobe Bryant is questionable with a back injury.
The Raptors are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 vs. Western Conference and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games following a ATS win. The Lakers are 12-3-1 ATS in their last 16 vs. Eastern Conference and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games. The Raptors are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Los Angeles and 8-3 ATS in the last 11 meetings overall.
The Raptors have lost a lot of tight games against good teams. The Lakers, uh, aren't a good team. There's honestly no reason why Toronto doesn't win this game by double digits.