Los Angeles Lakers vs Toronto Raptors NBA Odds and Predictions
The Toronto Raptors is set to face a massive challenge against Los Angeles Lakers in an interesting inter conference game on Sunday, 2nd of May. The Raptors have found themselves in a hole with the side registering five victories in the last 10 games.
On the other hand, Los Angeles Lakers are feeling the heat with their two best players not in the fray due to injuries. The hosts would be looking to put behind their previous dismal performance against quality oppositions, with the visitors trying to overturn the odds and predictions stacked against them.
The game is scheduled at Staples Center at 10 pm EST.
Both Lakers and Raptors have lost their last games. However, FiveThirtyEight one of the platforms publishing Los Angeles Lakers vs Toronto Raptors NBA Odds and Predictions predicts a win for Lakers for Sunday night.However, the latest Los Angeles Lakers vs Toronto Raptors NBA Odds and Predictions updated on game day.
Los Angeles Lakers vs Toronto Raptors NBA Odds and Predictions: Recent form
Toronto Raptors is placed at 12 position in Eastern Conference points table. They have struggled this season and their chances of making into playoffs almost seems to have ended. Last month they have secured 8 wins while lost 7 games. In last 10 games they have 5 wins and 5 losses. As of now of 63 games they have won 26. Raptors have lost massive 37 games.
Their on road campaign has been total failure. Of 31 games on roads, they have 21 losses and just 10 wins. At home they have won 16 games and lost 16 games. Playing teams from their own conference, Raptors have secured 17 wins while lost 22 games. In contrast, against the teams from their rival conference, Raptors have won just 9 games and lost 15 games. This Saturday, they will be up against Jazz, a team from their rival conference and the host Jazz will be looking to dominate the visitors Raptors who have had highly disappointing away campaign as of now.
The Los Angeles Lakers are still not out of the woods with the defending champions showing complacency after earlier success. They were sitting in 5th spot in Western Conference points table at the start of May. The return of Lebron James will however, boost the host Lakers. He has missed 21 games due to injury.
Taking about their this season’s campaign, they have won 36 games and lost 27 games. They have had an average record at home. They have so far won 17 games and lost 14 games. Their conference record stands at 21-15 and on the other hand playing teams from their rival conference, they have won 19 games and lost 13 games. Currently they have lost 7 of their last 10 games and won just 3 games.
Los Angeles Lakers vs Toronto Raptors NBA Odds and Predictions: Head-to-head
Regular season (48 games): Raptors – 19 wins, Lakers – 29 wins.
Previous meeting: Lakers won 110-101 on 6th April 2021 in a regular season fixture.
Los Angeles Lakers vs Toronto Raptors NBA Odds and Predictions: Players to watch
Pascal Siakam will be the power forward in the side with an efficiency rating of 20.29 and average of 20.4 points in every outing so far. He managed to contribute 36 points and 5 assists in the last game.
Gary Trent Jr. is an important shooting guard with a field goal success of 44.4% and a 3-pointer conversion of 43.2% so far. He was the prime scorer in the side as he notched up 24 points.
Aron Baynes who has played at the center position has tons of experience in NBA with an average of 5.7 points and 5.1 rebounds per game in his career. OG Anunoby is another important forward who averages close to 15 points in every outing.
Markeiff Morris who has played at the power forward position has tons of experience in NBA with an average of 6.7 points and 4.6 rebounds in this season so far. He pitched in with 9 points against Clippers.
Montrezl Harrell who is the Center has carried the side with close to 15 points while the point guard Dennis Schroder needs to do better than 15.4 points per game in this season.
Kyle Kuzma brings the power and versatility to the center with a free throw percentage of 65.6% and a field goal percentage of 44.3% in 48 games. Horton Tucker, who is another useful guard, pitched in with 16 points and 5 rebounds in 26 minutes.
Los Angeles Lakers vs Toronto Raptors NBA Odds and Predictions: Predicted Winner
Irrespective of the odds and predictions, it is pretty clear that the Los Angeles Lakers are in a solid position to go deep for the second consecutive year while the Raptors have their task cut out to win the NBA title. The famous prediction platforms like Oddschecker and SMarkets have also stated the same, slating them as the 2nd favorites for this year’s championship.
For this upcoming clash between Los Angles Lakers and Toronto Raptors, FiveThirtyEight predicts a win for Lakers. As per them, Lakers have 82% chances of beating the Raptors.