Raptors vs. Lakers - 3/27/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Lakers (19-51) at Toronto Raptors (42-30)
NBA Basketball: Friday, March 27, 2015 at 7:30 pm (Air Canada Centre)
The Line: Toronto Raptors -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: TWC SN, TSN2
The Los Angeles Lakers and Toronto Raptors play Friday night at the Air Canada Centre.
The Los Angeles Lakers look for a win after splitting their last four games. On the season, the Lakers are averaging 99 points on 43.6 percent shooting and are allowing 104.7 points on 46.2 percent shooting. Jeremy Lin is averaging 11.3 points and 4.7 assists while Jordan Clarkson is averaging 10.2 points and 2.8 assists. Wayne Ellington is grabbing 3.2 rebounds and Wesley Johnson is dishing 1.6 assists. The Los Angeles Lakers are now in 100 percent tank mode with Carlos Boozer and Jordan Hill getting multiple days of rest. The Lakers are shooting 45.7 percent from the field in their last five games and have topped 100 points in four of those games. However, the Lakers have lost 16 of their last 18 games on the road SU.
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The Toronto Raptors look for a win after splitting their last eight games. On the season, the Raptors are averaging 104.3 points on 45.4 percent shooting and are allowing 101.5 points on 46.2 percent shooting. DeMar DeRozan is averaging 19.4 points and 4.5 rebounds while Louis Williams is averaging 15.1 points and 1.9 assists. Jonas Valanciunas is grabbing 8.8 rebounds and Greivis Vasquez is dishing 3.6 assists. The Toronto Raptors continue to struggle on the defensive end, as they’re allowing 48.9 percent shooting in their last five games. The Raptors have lost 11 of their last 13 games when allowing 100-plus points. Kyle Lowry is expected to miss this game with a back injury.
The Lakers are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 road games and 12-4 ATS in their last 16 games overall. The Raptors are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Lakers are 3-7 ATS in the last 10 meetings and the underdog is 12-3-1 ATS in the last 16 meetings.
The Lakers aren't even trying to win games at this point with even some of their healthy guys resting. Look for the Raptors to win by double digits.