Los Angeles Lakers vs. Toronto Raptors Spread: NBA Odds, Prediction

Charlie Grant | Updated Jan 28, 2018

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The Dinos will attempt to snap out of their funk and hand Los Angeles its first loss in five games.

L.A. Lakers
35-47
AT
January 28, 2018, 6:00 PM ET
Scotiabank Arena
Toronto
59-23
Pointspread +10.5 -115
Moneyline +495
Over / Under o +217.5

66%

Betting Action

34%

Pointspread -10.5 -105
Moneyline -700
Over / Under u +217.5

66%

Betting Action

34%

The Lakers couldn’t be coming to town at a worse time for Toronto supporters. The Purple and Gold are in their best form in years and the Raptors are in midseason malaise.

NBA Point Spread and Betting Analysis

Three weeks ago the Lakers owned an 11-27 record and LaVar Ball told reporters head coach Luke Walton had lost the locker room. Since then, Los Angeles has won and covered in eight of its last 10 games and the club has done much of it without Ball’s son Lonzo in the lineup.

The Lakers are 19-29 straight up and 25-23 against the spread on the season with a 25-23 over/under record. LA is coming off a 108-103 victory at Chicago as a 4-point underdog.

The Raptors, on the other hand, are a bit unsettled right now. They’ve lost five of their last nine games and failed to cover the spread in seven of their last 10. They lost 97-93 to the Jazz on Friday night at the ACC and dropped to 32-15 SU and 25-22 ATS on the campaign.

The Reptiles are 6-0 SU and 5-1 ATS in their last six games against the Lakers including a 101-92 win at Staples Center back in October.

Los Angeles Lakers

Purple and Gold fans thought this season was going to be all about rookie point guard Lonzo Ball, but the second overall pick in last year’s draft hasn’t played up to the impossibly high expectations his father and professional hype man projected.

Ball’s influence on the team is clear though. Los Angeles is the fastest paced team in the league and is always trying to get easy buckets in transition. Ball is out indefinitely with a knee injury, but Laker forwards Julius Randle, Kyle Kuzma and Brandon Ingram are doing the heavy lifting at the offensive end of the floor.

Toronto Raptors

All-Star point guard Kyle Lowry endured arguably his worst game in a Raptors uniform on Friday night against Utah. The Jazz held Lowry to five points on 2-of-14 shooting from the field and DeMar DeRozan to 19 points on 7-of-22 shooting. Jonas Valanciunas, who tallied 28 points and 14 rebounds, was the lone bright spot for the Raps.

Lakers vs. Raptors Prediction

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