Los Angeles Lakers vs Toronto Raptors 8/1/2020 Odds Picks and Previews
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Los Angeles Lakers vs Toronto Raptors 8/1/2020 – The Los Angeles Lakers are looking to capitalize on their reopening day victory as they face the defending champions Toronto Raptors next. This game will be televised by ESPN this August 1, Saturday at 8:30 PM Eastern Time from the ESPN Wide World of Sports Arena in Reunion, Florida. For those who are looking to watch online, this match will also be shown through NBA League Pass and SofaScore. Coming into this match, the Los Angeles Lakers are seen with better odds to win by NBA Parlay over the Toronto Raptors. Another win here will put the Lakers closer to securing the top seed in the NBA Western Conference playoff picture.
Los Angeles Lakers vs Toronto Raptors 8/1/2020
Los Angeles Lakers vs Toronto Raptors 8/1/2020 Betting Odds
Los Angeles Lakers Betting
The Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Clippers during the reopening day and thanks to Kyle Kuzma and Danny Green barraging their opponents with three-pointers. LeBron James sealed the deal as he made the layup to pull the Lakers up and eventually hold on to the victory. Anthony Davis led the team with 34 points, eight rebounds and four assists while James finished with 16 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists. Kyle Kuzma was an x-factor and he contributed huge 16 points along with seven rebounds and four triples. Dion Waiters also had a good debut for the Lakers as he did 11 points in 21 minutes while Alex Caruso finished the match with 7 points and huge plays in the end.
Players to watch: A. Davis PF GP 55 GS 55 MIN 34.3 PTS 26.7 OR 2.3 DR 7.1 REB 9.4 AST 3.1 STL 1.5 BLK 2.4 TO 2.5 PF 2.5 AST/TO 1.3 PER 28.25
L. James SF GP 60 GS 60 MIN 34.9 PTS 25.7 OR 1 DR 6.9 REB 7.9 AST 10.6 STL 1.2 BLK 0.5 TO 4 PF 1.8 AST/TO 2.7 PER 26.08
K. Kuzma PF GP 54 GS 7 MIN 24.6 PTS 12.5 OR 0.9 DR 3.6 REB 4.5 AST 1.3 STL 0.4 BLK 0.4 TO 1.6 PF 2 AST/TO 0.8 PER 11.62.
Toronto Raptors Betting
No Kawhi Leonard, no problem. Nick Nurse’s system looks very solid for the Toronto Raptors as they are the second-best team in the NBA Eastern Conference with a record of 46-18. Thanks to Pascal Siakam stepping up, he made his first NBA All-Star appearance averaging 23.6 points, 7.5 rebounds, 3.6 assists and a steal per night. Kyle Lowry has been the team’s vocal leader and he shows his flexibility to adapt as a combo guard alongside the streaky Fred VanVleet. Serge Ibaka and Marc Gasol have been manning the paint and both veterans have been unsung heroes in most of their games this season.
Players to Watch: P. Siakam PF GP 53 GS 53 MIN 35.5 PTS 23.6 OR 1.1 DR 6.5 REB 7.5 AST 3.6 STL 1 BLK 0.9 TO 2.5 PF 2.8 AST/TO 1.4 PER 18.76
K. Lowry PG GP 52 GS 52 MIN 36.6 PTS 19.7 OR 0.6 DR 4.3 REB 4.8 AST 7.7 STL 1.3 BLK 0.4 TO 3 PF 3.2 AST/TO 2.6 PER 17.94
F. VanVleet SG GP 48 GS 48 MIN 35.8 PTS 17.6 OR 0.4 DR 3.4 REB 3.8 AST 6.6 STL 1.9 BLK 0.3 TO 2.3 PF 2.5 AST/TO 2.9 PER 16.03.
Los Angeles Lakers vs Toronto Raptors 8/1/2020 Betting Numbers
Los Angeles Lakers
LA Lakers are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto’s last 5 games.
Los Angeles Lakers
R. Rondo PG (Thumb) is OUT 6-8 weeks
F. VanVleet PG (Knee) left last game, is “?” Saturday vs LA Lakers
Los Angeles Lakers vs Toronto Raptors Betting Picks
The Los Angeles Lakers may not have a stable point guard with Rajon Rondo out but Dion Waiters and Alex Caruso stepping up is a good sign. It will be interesting how Siakam will try to guard James as limiting the former MVP will be very crucial for the Raptors to have a chance to steal the match. Still, it seems that Online Sports Betting favor Lakers to secure this victory and focus on the playoffs thereafter.
Moneyline: The Lakers as the favorites are at -175 while the Raptors are gett +155 as the game’s underdogs.
ATS: The total spread for this matchup is four points with the Lakers granted the -4 while the Raptors are at +4.
TOTALs: 214.5 is the given total for this match as the Raptors look to go under while the Lakers are over.
Score Prediction: 108 – 103 Lakers