Los Angeles Lakers vs. Toronto Raptors NBA Online Betting Odds
The year’s NBA online betting action continues this Thursday night with a thrilling Los Angeles Lakers vs. Toronto Raptors contest. The Lakers finally managed to snap a 5 game losing streak and will be vying to build on that success tonight. Similarly, the Raptors are looking for a rebound after going 2-3 in their last 5 matchups. So what kind of turnout can we expect this Thursday evening? We’ll take a look at tonight’s NBA sportsbook odds to find out.
Los Angeles Lakers vs. Toronto Raptors – Thursday, March 14th
When: 7:00 pm ET
Where: Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Stream: Drama on TNT, NBA League Pass
NBA Online Betting Odds:
|Lakers||+9 (-110)||231½ (-110)||+335|
|Raptors||-9 (-110)||231½ (-110)||-420|
#LakeShow up north tonight at 5 PT!
— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) March 14, 2019
Los Angeles Lakers
The Lakers enter tonight’s action sporting a weak 31-36 record that ranks them 4th in the Pacific. Unsurprisingly the Lakers are also struggling to measure up in the Western Conference, seeing as how they currently rank 11th. At the present time the franchise is 7 games behind the 8th seeded Los Angeles Clippers. With that in mind, it’s clear that Los Angeles playoff hopes are all but down the drain. This is somewhat interesting since some NBA online betting players assumed the acquisition of James was enough to get them there.
Nevertheless, it’s clear that even James needed help to launch this team into the postseason. To this end it’s not surprising to see the recent talk that has sprung up claiming James’ antics were more of a deterrence rather than a catalyst for LA’s playoff hopes. All in all the Lakers’ didn’t have much of a chance at the postseason last year so it’s pretty hard to tell.
Players to Watch: LeBron James (27.3 ppg, 8.7 rpg, 8.0 apg), Kyle Kuzma (18.9 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 2.5 apg), and Brandon Ingram (18.3 ppg, 5.1 rpg, 3.0 apg).
The Raptors pounce into this evening’s matchup sporting a 48-20 record. At the present time that record ranks Toronto 2nd overall in the Eastern Conference. Furthermore, that has already clinched playoff qualification for the Raptors. On account of that, one might assume they don’t have much to play for. If that’s the case then their recent 2-3 record makes perfect sense. Nevertheless, the talk surrounding the Raptors is now more focused on their recent brawl on the court. Ultimately it was a bad look for Toronto, one they should look to wipe away this Thursday night.
Players to Watch: Kawhi Leonard (27.0 ppg, 7.3 rpg, 3.2 apg), Pascal Siakam (16.4 ppg, 7.0 rpg, 3.0 apg), and Serge Ibaka (15.1 ppg, 8.1 rpg, 1.4 apg).
Los Angeles Lakers vs. Toronto Raptors Betting Predictions
- The TOTAL has gone OVER in 8 of LA Lakers’ last 11 games when playing on the road against Toronto
- LA Lakers is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Toronto
- LA Lakers is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Toronto
- The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 6 of Toronto’s last 8 games when playing LA Lakers
- Toronto is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing LA Lakers
- Toronto is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games when playing LA Lakers
Los Angeles Lakers vs. Toronto Raptors Betting Picks
So which side should legal betting fans take in this Los Angeles Lakers vs. Toronto Raptors matchup? Considering that Toronto was just upset by the LeBron-less Cavaliers, taking the Lakers looks like a decent option tonight. Nevertheless, tonight’s odds are confident Toronto will come out on top at home. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!
Score Prediction: 128-120 Toronto.