Toronto Raptors vs. Los Angeles Lakers - 1/28/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Toronto Raptors vs. Los Angeles Lakers - 1/28/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Lakers (19-29) at Toronto Raptors (32-15)

NBA Basketball: Sunday, January 28, 2018 at 6:00 pm (Air Canada Centre)

The Line: Toronto Raptors -10 -- Over/Under: 220 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Los Angeles Lakers and Toronto Raptors meet Sunday in NBA action at the Air Canada Centre.

The Los Angeles Lakers look for another victory to build on their four-game winning streak. The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 106.6 points on 45.6 percent shooting and allowing 109.7 points on 45.6 percent shooting. Kyle Kuzma is averaging 16.5 points and 5.9 rebounds while Brandon Ingram is averaging 15.7 points and 3.4 assists. Jordan Clarkson is the third double-digit scorer and Julius Randle is grabbing 7.2 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 32.7 percent from beyond the arc and 68.6 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.3 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Lakers have lost five of their last seven road games.

The Toronto Raptors need a victory here after splitting their last 10 games. The Toronto Raptors are averaging 100.9 points on 46.6 percent shooting and allowing 103.7 points on 44.7 percent shooting. DeMar DeRozan is averaging 24.6 points and 4.2 rebounds while Kyle Lowry is averaging 16.5 points and 6.7 assists. Serge Ibaka is the third double-digit scorer and Jonas Valanciunas is grabbing 8.3 rebounds. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 79.8 percent from the free throw line. The Toronto Raptors are allowing 35 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.7 rebounds per game. The Toronto Raptors have split their last six home games.

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The Lakers are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games playing on 1 days rest, 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Sunday games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Raptors are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 vs. Western Conference, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Lakers are 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings, the road team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the favorite is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.

The Toronto Raptors have played a lot of games close to the vest recently, outscoring teams by just 2.6 points in their last five games and failing to cover five of their last six games. The Lakers are shooting 49.3 percent from the field in their last five games and are riding a four-game winning streak. The Lakers are also a respectable 5-3 ATS this season when a double-digit underdog. I have to side with the points here based on how these clubs have played the last week or so. 

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Randy’s Pick Los Angeles Lakers +10

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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