The Toronto Raptors are on a roll and will be taking on the Los Angeles Lakers at Crypto.com Arena in search of extending their winning streak on Tuesday. The Raptors have been doing well since acquiring Canadian RJ Barrett and Immanuel Quickley from the New York Knicks, posting a 3-1 record both straight-up and against the spread. Their latest victory was against the Golden State Warriors, where they secured a 133-118 win.
On the other hand, the Lakers recently snapped a four-game losing streak with a close 106-103 win over the Los Angeles Clippers. Both teams will be looking to secure another win in this upcoming matchup. The odds for the game have been provided by bet365.
The Raptors currently hold a record of 15-21 straight-up and 18-18 against the spread. They will be playing the fourth contest of a six-game road trip and have been performing strongly on their current West Coast swing. They scored 133 points in their previous game against Golden State and have been averaging 126 points over the last five games. Barrett has been a standout player for the Raptors since joining them, averaging 21 points, 6.5 rebounds, and a 52.6% three-point shooting rate.
The Lakers, with a record of 18-19 straight-up and 16-21 against the spread, have been inconsistent in their recent games. Despite their struggles, they have found success at home with a 12-6 record. LeBron James and Anthony Davis have been the leading scorers for the team, shooting 51.2% as a team in their latest win against the Clippers.
In terms of injuries, the Raptors will be without centre Jakob Poeltl, while forward Otto Porter Jr. is doubtful. The Lakers have doubts surrounding forward Rui Hachimura, while guard Gabe Vincent is out. Additionally, LeBron James and Anthony Davis are both dealing with ankle injuries.
Betting trends indicate that the Raptors have had a strong record against the Lakers in Los Angeles, winning 7 of their past 8 games. The over has hit in 5 of the last 6 meetings between the two teams. Player prop trends point towards Scottie Barnes and Taurean Prince as notable players to watch for and bet on in this game.
Wagers recommended include the Raptors team total over 115.5 points, as they have cleared this total in eight straight games, and Scottie Barnes to score over 19.5 points. Over 115 points is a reasonable expectation for the Raptors as they have been averaging 125.7 points in their last four games. Barnes has been a consistent scorer for the team, reaching over 20 points in 8 of his last 10 games.