The Early Line: LA Lakers (-175) vs. Toronto Raptors (+155)
LA Lakers bolstering an impressive record of (50-14) on the season face off against the ever consistent Toronto Raptors (46-18). Lebron James shot a mediocre 33% FG against the Raptors earlier this season. Toronto Raptors are on an impressive 10-win streak over the Lakers and will be hungry to continue it.
This well managed and put together Raptors unit are prime for big game action. The Raptors have a better record at this point in this season than last year when they won the title with Kawhi Leonard. Different schedule aside; a big part of that is the free flowing play and ball movement the Raptors have displayed all throughout this season.
Lakers looked to have a lot of fight in them in their last game against the Clippers. Winning with a late game score by Lebron James 103-101. The Raptors have been taking their scrimmages very serious. They were on a 4-game winning streak before the season ended. Looking for them to pick up from where they left off. Led by Pascal Siakam and Kyle Lowry. Raptors have a deeper bench and can force the Lakers to defend the fast-break more than they like. Get ready for an intense game that the Raptors have an equal chance to win. When It’s this close of a contest I stick to my guns.
My wager: OVER 216.5 (-110)
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