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Los Angeles Lakers vs. Toronto Raptors - 11/4/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Toronto Raptors (8-1) at Los Angeles Lakers (3-5)
Date & Time Sunday November 4, 2018, 9:30 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Los Angeles Lakers +3.5 -- Over/Under: 233.5
TV Channel
SPEC, SPNT
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NBA | Toronto Raptors (8-1) at Los Angeles Lakers (3-5)
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The Toronto Raptors and Los Angeles Lakers meet Sunday in NBA action at the Staples Center.

The Toronto Raptors look for their third road win of the season to build on their 8-1 record. The Toronto Raptors are averaging 116.2 points on 48.3 percent shooting and allowing 107.8 points on 42.4 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 26.1 points and 7.6 rebounds while Kyle Lowry is averaging 17.7 points and 11.2 assists. Serge Ibaka is the third double-digit scorer and Jonas Valanciunas is grabbing 7.2 rebounds. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 76.8 percent from the free throw line. The Toronto Raptors are allowing 37.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.3 rebounds per game. The Toronto Raptors have won two of their first three road games. 

The Los Angeles Lakers look for another big victory here to get back to a .500 record. The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 121 points on 49.5 percent shooting and allowing 121.1 points on 48 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 27.8 points and eight assists while Kyle Kuzma is averaging 19.3 points and five rebounds. Brandon Ingram is the third double-digit scorer and JaVale McGee is grabbing 7.5 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 71.6 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 38.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.5 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Lakers have split their last four home games.

The Raptors are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 road games, 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 Sunday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Lakers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 0 days rest, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Raptors are 7-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Los Angeles, 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings and the favorite is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.

The Los Angeles Lakers are coming off a big win over the Portland Trail Blazers and are starting to show a little bit more effort defensively. The Toronto Raptors have been horrible ATS on the road dating back to last season and haven't been covering games this season despite their great SU record. Also, we have Kawhi Leonard still dealing with a foot injury. The Lakers play their best ball at home and have a little more pep in their step. I'll take a shot with the free bucket.

Pick:
Los Angeles Lakers +3.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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