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. The Raptors have found themselves in a hole with the side registering just the two 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 tonight at Amalie Center on at 7:30 pm EST.
Los Angles Lakers failed to perform in front their home crowd, Sunday night and now they are down to 5th position. Raptors won their last game but are at 11th Spot in Eastern Conference. FiveThirtyEight one of the platforms publishing Los Angeles Lakers vs Toronto Raptors NBA Odds and Predictions predicts a win for Raptors on Tuesday.However, the latest Los Angeles Lakers vs Toronto Raptors NBA Odds and Predictions updated on 6th April.
Los Angeles Lakers vs Toronto Raptors NBA Odds and Predictions: Recent form
The Toronto Raptors didn’t get to the best of the getaways with three losses. They finally registered their 1st win of the season with a triumph against Knicks. Their bad form resumed yet again with three consecutive defeats that gave a big dent to their confidence.
When they seemed to have tightened the screws early this year, they let go of the winning momentum that derailed their campaign. They played Rockets in the last game where they put up a strong performance to secure their 19th victory of the season against Warriors. They have dropped down to 11th place with 19 victories and 30 defeats in the season so far.
The Los Angeles Lakers are still not out of the woods with the defending champions showing complacency after earlier success. They were sitting in 2nd spot at the start of February and were closing down on the top spot, thanks to a 6-match winning streak going for the defending champions.
But they lost games against the likes of Nets, Heat, Wizards and Jazz that pulled them down in the table. With losses against Clippers, Bucks, 76ers and Pelicans in the recent past, they have a tough time ahead in getting back to the top. They are desperately looking for redemption with their 5th spot under threat from Trail Blazers.
Los Angeles Lakers vs Toronto Raptors NBA Odds and Predictions: Head-to-head
Regular season (47 games): Raptors – 19 wins, Lakers – 28 wins.
Previous meeting: Raptors won 107-92 on 1st August 2020 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.
The surprising thing here is that the Raptors have been given a superior chance to win this game with the reigning champions right behind having a 44% chance, according to FiveThirtyEight.