LA Lakers versus Toronto Raptors Pick Prediction NBA Pro Basketball Odds Preview 3-8-2013


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The 24-38 Toronto Raptors will travel to play the 31-31 LA Lakers in an NBA pro basketball game on Friday night. Tip off time from Staples Center in Los Angeles is scheduled for 10:30PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBA League Pass Channel.

The NBA odds from this pro basketball game has the home team LA Lakers favored by -7 points with an over under line of 206 ½ points. There has been no line movement since the odds came out a few hours ago.

The teams met back on January 20th with the Raptors posting the 108-103 home win against the Lakers as a +4 ½ point underdog. The total landed over 201 ½ points.

Toronto has a road record of 9-22 on the year. They break a five game losing streak on Wednesday in a 98-71 road win to the Phoenix Suns as a -1 point favorite. The game landed under 192 points. The Raptors held the Suns to just 31 points in the second half. They shot 48.1% from the floor and 1 of 24 from three. Toronto held the Suns to 37.8% shooting and forced 29 Phoenix turnovers DeMar DeRozan had 15 points and four assists on 7 of 13 shooting. Toronto has been inconsistent on the defensive end of the court. They rank 20th in the league in defensive field goal percentage by allowing 45.9% from the floor to opponents.

The Lakers are 20-11 on their home court on the current campaign. They win for the sixth time in eight games after a 108-102 road victory at the New Orleans Hornets on Wednesday as a -2 point betting favorite. The game came in at over 204 points. LA outscored New Orleans 33-9 in the final period in the win. They overcome a 25 point deficit. The Lakers shot 48.7% from the floor and made 11 of 28 three pointers. LA gives up 43.2% shooting to the Hornets and had 16 less rebounds than New Orleans. The Lakers are aided in the win by forcing 18 New Orleans turnovers. Kobe Bryant had 42 points and 12 assists on 14 of 21 shooting. The Lakers have won four straight at home as they host the Raptors. At home LA averages 102.8 points a game and shooting 47.1% from the floor.