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LA Lakers vs Toronto Raptors 8/1/20 - NBA Picks & Predictions

Toronto Raptors vs Los Angeles Lakers Odds & Info

Game Toronto Raptors vs Los Angeles Lakers
Date & Time Saturday August 1, 2020, 8:30 PM (EDT)
Location
ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex Orlando, FL
Latest odds
LAL -4 ; Total 215
TV Channel
ESPN

The Los Angeles Lakers will play the Toronto Raptors on Saturday in an NBA seeding game at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.The Lakers opened their seeding schedule with a 103-101 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday night. Both the Lakers and Clippers held double-digit leads at one point during a tightly contested game. Anthony Davis was the leading scorer for the Lakers with 34 points while LeBron James scored 16 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and handed out seven assists.

Anthony Davis is the leading scorer and leading rebounder for the Lakers with averages of 26.8 points and 9.4 rebounds per game. LeBron James is the second leading scorer and the leader in assists with averages of 25.6 points and 10.5 assists per game. Kyle Kuzma is the only other player for the Lakers averaging double figures in scoring at 12.5 points per game.

Toronto has surprised many basketball pundits during the 2019-20 season, after winning the NBA title in 2019 but losing Kawhi Leonard to free agency. However, Pascal Siakam has carried much of the scoring load for the Raptors while veterans Serge Ibaka, Kyle Lowry and Mark Gasol have done their part. In addition, Fred VanVleet has become an important asset in the backcourt for the Raptors.

Pascal Siakam is the leading scorer for Toronto with an average of 23.6 points per game. Point guard Kyle Lowry is the second-leading scorer and leader in assists with averages of 19.7 points and 7.7 assists per game. Serge Ibaka is the leader in rebounding for Toronto with an average of 8.3 per game. Toronto has five players averaging 16 points or more per game.

Recent Betting Trends

  • Los Angeles is 9-4 ATS in its last 13
  • The UNDER has cashed in each of the Lakers last 4
  • Toronto is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 as the underdog
  • The OVER has cashed in 4 of the Raptors last 5

Free NBA Pick:

Toronto Raptors +4

The Los Angeles Lakers will win another close game on Saturday over Toronto, but will fall short covering the number. The Lakers have failed to cover 19 of the last 26 head-to-head with Toronto. Los Angeles failed to cover the number in its opening seeding game against Los Angeles as 4-point chalk. Final Score Prediction, Los Angeles Lakers win but fall short ATS 107-104.

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