Los Angeles Lakers at Toronto Raptors - 12/7/22 NBA Picks and Prediction

Toronto Raptors (12-12) vs Los Angeles Lakers (10-12)

Game Info: Wednesday, December 7, 2022 at 7:30 pm (Scotiabank Arena)

Betting Odds: Toronto Raptors -5 -- Over/Under: 224 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Toronto Raptors play host to the Los Angeles Lakers at the Scotiabank Arena on Wednesday night.

The Los Angeles Lakers have been in red-hot form as they’ve won eight of their last 11 games overall, but they will be hoping for a better showing in this one after getting routed by the Cavaliers in a 116-102 road loss last night. LeBron James led the team with 21 points, 17 rebounds and four assists, Thomas Bryant added 19 points with nine rebounds on eight of 12 shooting while Dennis Schroder and Russell Westbrook each scored 16 points. As a team, the Lakers shot 42 percent from the field and just six of 36 from the 3-point line as they poured in 34 points in the third quarter to rally back from an eight-point halftime deficit, only to get blown out in the fourth quarter by 31-19. Anthony Davis finished with just one point as he left after just eight minutes with flu symptoms.  

Meanwhile, the Toronto Raptors have been in a slump as they’ve lost five of their last eight games and they will be hoping to bounce back after falling short to the Celtics in a 116-110 loss on Monday. Pascal Siakam led the team with 29 points, eight rebounds and seven assists, Scottie Barnes added 21 points, seven rebounds and four assists while Gary Trent Jr. chipped in with 20 points on seven of 10 shooting off the bench. As a team, the Raptors shot 45 percent from the field and 10 of 28 from the 3-point line as they exploded for 37 points in the second quarter to build an early 10-point lead, but they let all their hard work go down the drain in the third quarter where they got outscored by 35-18. Fred VanVleet had a rough night as he finished with just eight points on three of 14 shooting.

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Looking at the betting trends, the Lakers are 4-0 ATS in their last four road games and 2-5 ATS in their last seven games playing on zero days’ rest. The Raptors are 1-6 ATS in their last seven games against a team with a losing record and 2-6 ATS in their last eight games playing on one days rest.

Head to head, the Lakers are 7-19 ATS in the last 26 meetings overall.

The Lakers are keeping an eye on Anthony Davis who is currently listed on the injury report as out, while the Raptors will again be without Otto Porter Jr and Precious Achiuwa who are both out. The Lakers come into this meeting as the team in better form, but the potential absence of Davis is massive given how well he was playing before the illness. I like the Lakers to pull off the upset if Davis can suit up, but assuming he sits out, I’ll lean towards the Raptors to bounce back with a much-needed home win against a shorthanded Lakers lineup.

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