LA Lakers vs Toronto Raptors Prediction NBA Picks 4/2/24

Toronto Raptors (23-51) vs LA Lakers (43-33)

Game Info: Tuesday, April 2, 2024 at 7:00 pm (Scotiabank Arena)

Betting Odds: Toronto Raptors +12.5 --- Over/Under: 230.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The LA Lakers and Toronto Raptors meet Tuesday in NBA action at the Scotiabank Arena. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Lakers vs Raptors prediction.

Los Angeles Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers have been in great shape as they've won six of their last seven games overall and they will be eager to stay hot after routing the Nets in a 116-104 road win on Sunday. LeBron James led the team with 40 points, seven rebounds and five assists on 13 of 17 shooting from the field, Anthony Davis added 24 points with 14 rebounds and three blocks on nine of 12 shooting while Rui Hachimura chipped in with 20 points, 10 rebounds and four assists. As a team, the Lakers shot 54 percent from the field and 15 of 40 from the 3-point line as they dominated right from the start, outscoring the Nets by 31-11 in the first quarter which kept them in front right till the end. The Lakers will meet the Wizards after this one.

Toronto Raptors

Meanwhile, the Toronto Raptors have been absolutely ice-cold lately as they've lost 15 of their last 17 games overall and they will be hoping to put an end to a 13-game losing streak after getting thrashed by the 76ers in a 135-120 loss on Sunday. Gary Trent Jr led the team with 23 points on 10 of 20 shooting, Jordan Nwora added 19 points off the bench while Kelly Olynyk and Bruce Brown each scored 18 points. As a team, the Raptors shot 52 percent from the field and 11 of 30 from the 3-point line, but that still wasn't nearly enough to hang with the 76ers who dominated with 71 points in the first half. The Raptors just had no answer for the 76ers, who shot almost 60 percent from the field for the game to go along with 24 made 3-pointers.

Toronto Raptors Player Facts

  • Kelly Olynyk ranks 4th amongst qualified Centers for assists per game (4.5) this season.

Los Angeles Lakers Player Facts

  • Rui Hachimura ranks 14th amongst qualified players for 3P% (42.1%) this season.
  • D'Angelo Russell ranks 15th amongst qualified players for assists per game (6.4) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Raptors rank 1st for fast break points (1405) this season.
  • The Raptors rank 1st for fast break points per game (19.0) this season.
  • The Lakers rank 30th in the league for offensive rebounds per game this season (8.1).
  • The Lakers rank 30th in the league for opponent field goal attempts per game this season (94.1).

Lakers vs Raptors prediction

The Lakers could be shorthanded here with LeBron James and Anthony Davis both listed as questionable, while the Raptors are still missing a bunch of players including Ochai Agbaji, Gary Trent Jr and Immanuel Quickley. The Lakers come into this as the strong favorites and with good reason, as they've been in great form, while the Raptors are probably the coldest team in the league right now. The Lakers could be missing some big guns in this one, so be sure to check the lineups before tipoff, but as it stands, I prefer a play on the Lakers in this spot.

Peter’s Pick Los Angeles -12.5

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