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Toronto Raptors vs Los Angeles Lakers 12/7/22 NBA Picks, Predictions, Odds

Los Angeles Lakers (10-13) vs. Toronto Raptors (12-12)
December 7, 2022 7:30 pm EDT
The Line: Toronto Raptors -6.5; Over/Under: +224
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The Los Angeles Lakers and Toronto Raptors meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Scotiabank Arena. The Los Angeles Lakers have won 6 of their last 9 games. The Toronto Raptors have lost 5 of their last 8 games.

The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 114.8 points on 47.3 percent shooting and allowing 115.1 points on 46.2 percent shooting. Anthony Davis is averaging 28.6 points and 12.8 rebounds, while LeBron James is averaging 26.1 points and 8.6 rebounds. Lonnie Walker IV is the third double-digit scorer and Russell Westbrook is grabbing 5.3 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 33 percent from beyond the arc and 79.7 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 33.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46 rebounds per game.

The Toronto Raptors are averaging 110.9 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 109.5 points on 48.3 percent shooting. Pascal Siakam is averaging 24.2 points and 8.9 rebounds, while O.G. Anunoby is averaging 19.3 points and 5.8 rebounds. Fred VanVleet is the third double-digit scorer and Gary Trent Jr. is grabbing 2.1 rebounds. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 32.9 percent from beyond the arc and 77.6 percent from the free throw line. The Toronto Raptors are allowing 35.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.7 rebounds per game.

The Lakers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Raptors are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 Wednesday games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 1 days rest. The over is 4-1 in Lakers last 5 overall. The under is 5-2 in Raptors last 7 overall. The Lakers are 7-19 ATS in the last 26 meetings.

This is a tough spot for the Los Angeles Lakers, who are on the end of a back to back and now may not have AD. The Toronto Raptors should be favored at home with the rest advantage. However, this is a lot of points for a losing Raptors team that’s in a bit of a funk. Even with yesterday’s loss and AD’s inability to stay on the floor, the Lakers are playing their best ball of the season. Give me the points.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Los Angeles Lakers +6.5

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