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Injury-Plagued Lakers Continue Road Trip North of the Border

The Los Angeles Lakers will once again be without the services of point guard D’Angelo Russell for Friday’s tilt with the Toronto Raptors, as the sophomore is still recovering after receiving a platelet-rich plasma injection in his left knee. Sportsbooks opened the Dinos as 10-point home faves with a total of 217.5.

Shark Bites
  • The Raptors are 7-2 SU in their last nine games with one day off between games.
  • The total has gone OVER in 10 of the Raptors' last 12 games.
  • The Lakers are 6-2 ATS in their last eight games after winning as an underdog.

That means Raptors all-star guard Kyle Lowry will likely be leaned on heavily in this one. The Philadelphia native followed up a 6-for-6 effort from downtown against Philly on Monday by knocking down four of seven treys in a 120-105 triumph over Memphis on Wednesday.

The Lakers, after experiencing a losing drought, have won two of their last three by toppling Chicago and Atlanta. This is their third game of a four-game road excursion.

Toronto has enjoyed tremendous success against the Lakeshow of late, taking each of the last three meetings between the squads.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Toronto Raptors installed as -10-point favorites in this particular NBA matchup. The over-under betting line for the total number of point scored was listed by most sportsbooks, including Bovada, at 217.5.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 115-97 win for the Raptors on Friday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Los Angeles Lakers vs Toronto Raptors Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Toronto Raptors sit at 12-6 (12-5-1 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Los Angeles Lakers are currently 10-10 (11-8-1 ATS). Looking to bet on the points scored total? Toronto is 13-5 OU and Los Angeles is 12-8 OU. This season the Toronto Raptors are 12-6 overall and 12-5-1 ATS against the number, while the Los Angeles Lakers are 10-10 and 11-8-1 ATS. As for the totals, Toronto is 13-5 on the OU, and Los Angeles is 12-8. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Toronto vs Los Angeles injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 3 (Toronto Raptors) and the No. 20 (Lakers) teams in the league, according to our current NBA betting Power Rankings at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Los Angeles Lakers rank No. 14 in the league with 43.74 per game. That compares with Toronto's No. 26 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Toronto is the NBA's No. 16-ranked team at 8.94 per game, while the Los Angeles Lakers rate No. 12 with 9 per contest.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Betting Trends
  • LA Lakers is 3-6-1 ATS in its last 10 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Lakers's last 5 games
  • LA Lakers is 6-12 ATS in its last 18 games on the road
  • LA Lakers is 4-19 SU in its last 23 games on the road
  • Toronto is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Toronto is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 10 of Toronto's last 12 games
  • Toronto is 4-1-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Los Angeles at Memphis, Saturday, December 3rd
Toronto home to Atlanta, Saturday, December 3rd

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