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Los Angeles favored by 6.5 against Toronto on Sunday

Los Angeles LakersToronto Raptors
Feb 12, 1:00 PM | Air Canada Centre

Los Angeles Lakers vs Toronto Raptors Odds

15-12TEAM RECORD9-19

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Los Angeles when they hit take on the Raptors on Sunday in pro hoops betting action.

The Raptors are 9-19 so far on the season, and 15-13 ATS vs. the number. The Lakers, meanwhile, are 15-12 and 12-15 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Toronto go 10-17-1 and the Lakers go 10-17 on the totals.

View LA Lakers vs Toronto Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Lakers listed as 6.5-point favorites. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER line for this game was set at 176.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 20 (Raptors) and the No. 4 (Lakers) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 93-86 result in favor of the Lakers is predicted by handicapping models.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Lakers rank No. 1 in the league with 45.3 per game. That compares with Toronto’s No. 18 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Toronto is the NBA’s No. 20-ranked team at 5.9 per game, while the Lakers rate No. 24 with 4.7 per contest.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Lakers own the league's No. 14-rated mark, allowing 96.1 points per game when on the road. Toronto, on the other hand, rates No. 27 in home scoring.

The Lakers were a 92-85 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Knicks. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (177) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Lakers got a terrific 34-point performance from Kobe Bryant but New York handed them a 92-85 defeat on Friday at Madison Square Garden.

In their last action, Toronto was an 86-74 winner at home against the Celtics. They covered the 4-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (160) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Toronto earned an 86-74 victory over Boston on Friday, getting 21 points from DeMar DeRozan at Air Canada Centre.

Los Angeles Lakers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 8-2
Before playing Atlanta are 5-5
After playing New York are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3

Toronto Raptors Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing New York are 6-4
After playing Boston are 4-6
After a win are 2-8

A few Lakers at Raptors trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of the LA Lakers last 8 games when playing Toronto
LA Lakers are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of the LA Lakers last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of the LA Lakers last 5 games when playing on the road against Toronto
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Toronto's last 8 games when playing LA Lakers
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games when playing at home against LA Lakers
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Toronto's last 14 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Toronto's last 9 games

Next up:
LA Lakers home to Atlanta, Tuesday, February 14
Toronto home to New York, Tuesday, February 14

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