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Toronto Raptors vs Los Angeles Lakers 3/10/2023 Analysis, Tips and Free Picks

Toronto Raptors vs Los Angeles Lakers 3/10/2023 Analysis, Tips and Free Picks

As the NBA regular season approaches its end, the Toronto Raptors aim to break their two-game losing streak with a victory over the Los Angeles Lakers at the Staples Center on Friday. With a 32-35 record, the Raptors are currently 9th in the Eastern Conference standings and have been struggling in the Atlantic Division, trailing 14 games behind the division leaders, the Boston Celtics. In their recent game against the LA Clippers, the Raptors suffered a 108-100 loss, their third defeat in the last four games.

Leading the Raptors in scoring is forward Pascal Siakam, who is averaging 24.7 points per game, while center Jacob Poeltl is the team’s leading rebounder with 8.9 rebounds per game. Guard Fred VanVleet has also been a crucial contributor, averaging 19.4 points and 6.9 assists per game. Toronto boasts a well-rounded offense, with six players averaging double digits in scoring and an average of 112.6 points per game.

  • Toronto is 7-0 ATS in their last 7 games when playing on the road against the LA Lakers.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto’s last 6 games against an opponent in the West.
  • The Raptors are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games against an opponent in the Pacific Division.

Toronto Raptors vs Los Angeles Lakers 3/10/2023 Analysis, Tips and Free Picks

The Los Angeles Lakers aim to extend their winning streak to three games when they welcome the Toronto Raptors on Friday. Despite sitting at the bottom of the Western Conference standings with a 32-34 record, the Lakers are tied for the ninth spot in the playoff race with New Orleans but hold the tiebreaker. 

The team’s recent performances have been encouraging, winning six of their last eight games, including a 112-103 victory against the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday. Unfortunately, the Lakers will continue to miss the services of their leading scorer LeBron James due to injury. In his absence, Anthony Davis has taken on the mantle of leading scorer, averaging 26.5 points per game, and leading the team in rebounds with an average of 12.5 per game. D’Angelo Russell is the leader in assists with an average of 5.0 per game. Despite these key absences, the Lakers are averaging a solid 116.6 points per game.

  • The LA Lakers are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games against an opponent in the East.
  • The Lakers are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games against an opponent in the Atlantic Division.
  • The Los Angeles Lakers are 7-13 SU in their last 20 games played in March.

Toronto Raptors vs Los Angeles Lakers. The NBA pick for this game is the Los Angeles Lakers. Despite missing their leading scorer LeBron James, the Los Angeles Lakers have been victorious in six of their last eight games, covering the spread every time. Additionally, they have a strong track record against Eastern Conference teams, covering the spread in seven of their last 10 matchups. Anthony Davis’ return has been a significant boost for the team, leading in both points and rebounds, and providing solid rim protection with an average of 2.1 blocks per game. The final score prediction favors the Lakers to win and cover the spread, finishing at 113-109.

NBA Starting Time: 10:30 PM (EDT)

Location: Arena, CA

Date: Friday, March 10, 2023


NBA Odds: Los Angeles Lakers -1

NBA Totals: 225.5

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