Raptors vs Lakers Prediction - NBA Picks 1/9/24

Los Angeles Lakers (19-19) vs Toronto Raptors (15-21)

Game Info: Tuesday, January 9, 2024 at 10:30 pm (Crypto.com Arena)

Betting Odds: Los Angeles Lakers -5 -- Over/Under: 230.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Toronto Raptors look for a win after winning 3 of their last 4 games. The Los Angeles Lakers need a win after losing 9 of their last 12 games. Let’s preview this game and give out a Toronto Raptors vs Los Angeles Lakers prediction.

Toronto Raptors Betting Preview

The Toronto Raptors beat the Grizzlies and Warriors last week while losing to the Kings. The Toronto Raptors are averaging 115 points on 48.1 percent shooting and allowing 115.7 points on 48.2 percent shooting. Pascal Siakam is averaging 22.1 points and 6.5 rebounds, while RJ Barrett is averaging 21 points and 6.5 rebounds. Scottie Barnes is the third double-digit scorer, and Immanuel Quickley is dishing 6.5 assists. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 74 percent from the free throw line. The Toronto Raptors are allowing 38.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.5 rebounds per game.

Toronto Raptors Player Facts

  • Pascal Siakam is one of only 11 qualified players in the league averaging at least 20.0 points, 5.0 assists and 5.0 rebounds this season.
  • Immanuel Quickley ranks 13th in the Eastern Conference amongst qualified players for FT% (86.9%) this season.

Los Angeles Lakers Betting Preview

The Los Angeles Lakers rebounded from losses to the Heat and Grizzlies with a win over the Clippers. The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 113.5 points on 48.4 percent shooting and allowing 114.6 points on 46.5 percent shooting. Anthony Davis is averaging 25.2 points and 12.2 rebounds, while LeBron James is averaging 25.2 points and 7.3 rebounds. Austin Reaves is the third double-digit scorer and D’Angelo Russell is grabbing 2.8 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 77.2 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 38.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.4 rebounds per game.

Los Angeles Lakers Player Facts

  • Cam Reddish ranks 21st amongst qualified players for steals per game (1.3) this season.
  • Austin Reaves ranks 27th amongst qualified players for FT% (87.1%) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Lakers rank 30th in the league for three-point field goal attempts per game this season (30.3).
  • The Lakers rank 29th in the league for three-point field goals made per game this season (10.7).
  • The Raptors rank 29th in the league for free throw percentage this season (74.0%).
  • The Raptors rank 2nd in the league for opponent free throw attempts per game this season (19.5).

Toronto Raptors vs Los Angeles Lakers prediction

The Los Angeles Lakers are getting the benefit of the doubt because they're at home, but they've been a mess since the tournament, and one win over the Clippers doesn't change that. The Toronto Raptors have been on a heater since adding Quickley and Barrett, and they've covered 5 of their last 7 games. The value is with the Raptors and the free buckets, as I just don't trust the Lakers in the favorite role.

Randy’s Pick Toronto Raptors +5

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