Toronto Raptors vs. Los Angeles Lakers - 12/2/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Lakers (10-10) at Toronto Raptors (12-6)
NBA Basketball: Friday, December 2, 2016 at 7:30 pm (Air Canada Centre)
The Line: Toronto Raptors -10 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Lakers and Toronto Raptors clash Friday night in a NBA contest at the Air Canada Centre.
The Los Angeles Lakers look for another big road victory to get a game above a .500 record. The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 106.6 points on 45.6 percent shooting and allowing 109.6 points on 47.5 percent shooting. Louis Williams is averaging 16.6 points and 3.3 assists while D'Angelo Russell is averaging 16.1 points and 3.4 rebounds. Jordan Clarkson is the third double-digit scorer and Nick Young is dishing 1.2 assists. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 78.1 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 33.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.6 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Lakers have split their last eight road games.
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The Toronto Raptors look to keep the ball rolling after winning five of their last seven games. The Toronto Raptors are averaging 109.7 points on 47 percent shooting and allowing 104.3 points on 45.7 percent shooting. DeMar DeRozan is averaging 29.2 points and 5.3 rebounds while Kyle Lowry is averaging 19.9 points and 7.3 assists. Jonas Valanciunas is the third double-digit scorer and Terrence Ross is grabbing 2.2 rebounds. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 37.9 percent from beyond the arc and 81.2 percent from the free throw line. The Toronto Raptors are allowing 35.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.3 rebounds per game. The Toronto Raptors have won five of their last seven home games.
The Lakers are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 Friday games and 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 vs. Eastern Conference. The Raptors are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Pacific and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Lakers are 4-9 ATS in the last 13 meetings and the over is 12-5 in the last 17 meetings.
I'm not sure why the Lakers keep getting these big numbers when they keep finding ways to compete and are winning games with more consistency. The Raptors are obviously the better team and are tough to beat at home, but we're getting 10 free points with a decent Lakers squad that can fill it up offensively. Give me the road team and the points.