Los Angeles Lakers vs Toronto Raptors Odds, Lines, Picks & Predictions – NBA, Mar. 18

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BetMGM Betting @BETMGM Mar 18, 2022, 5:15 PM
  • The Raptors (32-25) are -8.5 favorites vs. the Lakers (27-31)
  • Total (Over/Under): 224.5 points
  • Friday, March 18, 2022 at 7:30pm EDT
  • Watch the game on SportsNet LA

The Los Angeles Lakers visit Scotiabank Arena to take on the Toronto Raptors on Friday. Tipoff is scheduled for 7:30pm EDT in Toronto.

The Raptors are betting favorites in this NBA matchup, with the spread sitting at -8.5 (-115).

So far this NBA season, the Lakers are 28-38 against the spread, while the Raptors are 37-29 against the spread.

The Lakers vs Raptors Over/Under is 224.5 total points for the game.


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Lakers vs. Raptors Odds, Over/Under & Moneyline

SpreadOver / UnderMoneyline
Los Angeles Lakers+8.5 -105O 224.5 -110310
Toronto Raptors -8.5 -115U 224.5 -110-400

Against the spread this NBA season, the Lakers have gone:

  • 28-38 against the Spread (-13.75 Units / -18.67% ROI)
  • 29-38 against the Moneyline (-24.1 Units / -19.55% ROI)
  • 38-29 against the Over for game total points (+6.05 Units / 8.2% ROI)
  • 29-38 against the Under for game total points (-12.8 Units / -17.38% ROI)
  • Away - Positive ATS Trends
  • Away - Negative ATS Trends

Against the spread this NBA season, the Raptors have gone:

  • 37-29 against the Spread (+5.15 Units / 6.99% ROI)
  • 37-30 against the Moneyline (-3.55 Units / -2.91% ROI)
  • 35-32 against the Over for game total points (-0.2 Units / -0.27% ROI)
  • 32-35 against the Under for game total points (-6.45 Units / -8.76% ROI)
  • Home - Positive ATS Trends
  • Home - Negative ATS Trends

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Los Angeles Lakers: Keys to the Game vs. the Toronto Raptors

The Lakers were 13-8 (.619) when allowing 15 or more second chance points last season — 5th best among NBA teams; League Avg: .450

The Lakers are 36-16 (.692) when they win the turnover margin since the start of the 2020-21 season — 4th best among NBA teams; League Avg: .556

The Lakers were 19-8 (.704) when they win the turnover margin last season — 5th best among NBA teams; League Avg: .552

Toronto Raptors: Keys to the Game vs. the Los Angeles Lakers

The Raptors were 4-12 (.250) when allowing fewer than 10 second chance points last season — lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .553

The Raptors are 21-3 (.875) when scoring 110 or more points this season — 4th best among NBA teams; League Avg: .726

The Raptors are 16-20 (.444) when attempting 25 or more free throws since the start of the 2020-21 season — 5th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .540

The Raptors are 9-2 (.818) when allowing fewer than 10 second chance points this season — 2nd best among NBA teams; League Avg: .524

Injury Report: Raptors vs. Lakers - Friday's Game, Mar. 18

  • Malachi Flynn (Raptors): The Raptors announced that Flynn is out indefinitelty.
  • OG Anunoby (Raptors): Anunoby did not play in Wednesday's (Mar. 16) game against the Clippers.
  • Anthony Davis (Lakers): The Lakers announced Anthony Davis has a mid-foot sprain and will be re-evaluated in 4 weeks.
  • Kendrick Nunn (Lakers): Nunn suffered a setback as he tried to ramp-up activity on his knee, according to Matt Peralta of Lakersnation.com. There is no timetable for his return.

Los Angeles Lakers Offensive Stats & Trends

The Lakers averaged 0.51 points per possession (7,887 points/16,015 possessions) last season — tied for 3rd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 0.54

The Lakers averaged 14.7 turnovers per game (1,060 turnovers/72 games) last season — 2nd highest among NBA teams; League Avg: 13.2

The Lakers have averaged 111.3 points per game (5,009 points/45 games) this season — 5th best among NBA teams; League Avg: 107.8

The Lakers shot 74% from the free throw line (1,241/1,679) last season — 3rd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 78%

Toronto Raptors Offensive Stats & Trends

The Raptors have averaged 13.6 offensive rebounds per game (571 rebounds/42 games) this season — best among NBA teams; League Avg: 10.3

The Raptors have averaged 11.8 turnovers per game (497 turnovers/42 games) this season — tied for 3rd best among NBA teams; League Avg: 13.2

The Raptors made 14.4 three-pointers per game last season — tied for 3rd best among NBA teams; League Avg: 12.7

The Raptors have averaged 21.7 assists per game (910 assists/42 games) this season — 4th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 23.9

Los Angeles Lakers Defensive Stats & Trends

The Lakers have 364 steals this season — 7th most among NBA teams

The Lakers have averaged 5.7 blocks per game (255 blocks/45 games) this season — 5th best among NBA teams; League Avg: 4.8

The Lakers have blocked 641 shots since the start of the 2020-21 season — 5th most among NBA teams

The Lakers have averaged 5.5 blocks per game (641 blocks/117 games) since the start of the 2020-21 season — tied for 4th best among NBA teams; League Avg: 4.9

Toronto Raptors Defensive Stats & Trends

The Raptors have averaged 31.9 defensive rebounds per game (3,632 rebounds/114 games) since the start of the 2020-21 season — lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 34.3

The Raptors averaged 32.1 defensive rebounds per game (2,308 rebounds/72 games) last season — 3rd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 34.4

The Raptors have averaged 31.5 defensive rebounds per game (1,324 rebounds/42 games) this season — 2nd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 34.3

The Raptors have averaged 9.1 steals per game (384 steals/42 games) this season — 3rd best among NBA teams; League Avg: 7.6


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