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NBA Gambling: Los Angeles vs Toronto

The Toronto Raptors (42-30) host the Los Angeles Lakers (19-51) tonight in the NBA. As always, make sure you visit Cappers Picks daily for our latest free NBA picks all season long.

Toronto has opened up as big favorite on the point spread, despite their recent struggles.

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L.A. vs Toronto
When: Friday, Mar 27th 2015 at 7:35pm ET
Where: Air Canada Center
NBA Gambling Line: Raptors –9
NBA Gambling O/U Line: OFF

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The Raptors are on a 2-game losing streak, but the two losses came against the Pistons and Bulls.

The Raptors are only 4-6 in their last 10 games, but the Lakers are an even worse 3-7 in their last 10 games. Something will have to give in this game and I expect the Raptors to pick up the win.

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Toronto is 24-13 at the ACC and the Lakers are a terrible 8-27 on the road. Toronto should have no issue winning this match-up, but the bigger question is will they be able to cover the –9 point spread?

These teams have only played each other once and the Raptors lost in LA by 7 points. The Lakers were actually a +7 point underdog, but they managed to pull off the win. Will they be able to win again?

We should see plenty of points, as the Lakers allow 104.7 PPG (28th) and the Raptors allow 101.5 PPG (23rd). The Lakers score 99.0 PPG (17th), but against the Raps they put up 129 points earlier this season.

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Toronto ranks 4th in the NBA in points (104.3 PPG). LAL will have an edge in rebounding too. Nick Young and Kyle Lowry are both going to miss the game, but those are the only two injured players.

The Raps definitely miss Lowry and they seem to be coasting a bit now that they’ve basically locked up the Atlantic division. I think Toronto will win, but I don’t expect them to cover the point spread.

Lin and Clarkson are both playing great basketball as of late. The Raps struggle defending against the two guard positions and I expect these two to be able to keep the match-up close.

DeRozan now has played seven games in a row with 20+ points, but he isn’t receiving enough help from the rest of the starters.

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Williams is still providing a nice boost for the Raps off the bench though.

Free NBA Picks: Los Angeles Lakers vs. Toronto Raptors

The point spread is too big in this game. I watch the Raptors all the time and they’ve been playing poorly down the stretch. They shouldn’t be favored by –9 points against any team with the way they’re playing.

Los Angeles Lakers +9 (-110)

A lot of Toronto players appear overworked after a long season filled with injuries. They don’t care about this game and I doubt we’ll see the Raptors play up to their potential against the Lakers.

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By Scott Jack

Scott is new to Cappers Picks, but has been in the industry for 7 years and he’s only 25 years old. He lives in Toronto, Canada and bleeds blue and white. He grew up playing sports and still has a love for the competitiveness.