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The Toronto Raptors vs. Los Angeles Lakers game at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles will begin at 10.30 p.m. (ET) on January 9. Spectrum Sportsnet will provide live coverage of the NBA contest.

The Los Angeles Lakers (18-19) and Toronto Raptors (15-21) square off at Crypto.com Arena on Tuesday. The game is set to begin at 10:30 p.m. ET. Let’s examine the lines provided by FanDuel Sportsbook for the Raptors vs. Lakers game and provide our professional NBA predictions and choices.

Season series: First encounter; 1-1 split previous season

Raptors vs the Lakers Odds

Supplied by FanDuel Sportsbook; for a comprehensive list, see the USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds website. The previous update was made at 3:35 PM ET.

  • Raptors +150 (bet $100 to win $150) vs. Lakers -180 (bet $180 to win $100) is the moneyline (ML).
  • Countering the trend (ATS): Raptors (+4.5) against Lakers (-4.5)
  • O/U: 236 (O: -112 | U: -108) Over/Under

On Sunday, the Lakers defeated the LA Clippers 106-103 despite being 4.5-point favourites, as the Under (232.5) came through. That ended a string of three games without a cover and a four-game losing streak. In the last six games combined, the Under and Over have switched places.

The team’s stars took the lead in turning around the team’s performance, with Anthony Davis adding 22 points and 10 rebounds.

Not only were the Lakers 3-10 going into the game following their victory in the NBA mid-season tournament, but head coach Darvin Ham and several of the team’s unidentified players were reportedly at odds.

Lakers vs. Raptors: Key injuries


NBA players C Jakob Poeltl (ankle) out


C Anthony Davis is likely to fail (ankle). Doubtful is Rui Hachimura (calf).
F LeBron James’s worrisome ankle

Raptors at the Lakers: predictions and picks


Raptors 121, Lakers 119


If you want to increase your original stake by one and a half times, you might check at the RAPTORS (+150).

Toronto has won two of the first three games of the road trip and has won three of the last four games. They have been playing excellent basketball recently. In their last six road games, the Raptors have also won three of them.

Since the Lakers (-180) have dropped their last four games overall, it makes sense to take a chance on the underdog, who has been performing much better lately.

Opposite the spread

In addition, Toronto is 5-3 ATS in the last 8 games versus Western Conference clubs. The RAPTORS +4.5 (-110) have covered 3 of the last 4 games overall and 5 of the last 7 games.

The Lakers -4.5 (-110) defeated the rival Clippers on Sunday to end a three-game losing streak without a cover. L.A. is also just 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games against the Eastern Conference.

The Raptors have covered at a 7-3 ATS record and won 7 of the last 10 matchups straight up. Furthermore, Toronto is 7-1 ATS and has won 7 of the last 8 trips to Los Angeles.


Perhaps the greatest play on the board is OVER 236 (-112).

Although the Over is 5-1 in the last 6 games overall and has connected in each of the last 2 games on the Raptors’ road trip, the Under is 3-2 in the previous 5 games overall for the Lakers. Toronto has scored 118 or more points in 5 of the previous 6 games, but has also allowed 124 or more points in 4 of the last 5 games.

Precise predictions and thoughts

The updated appearance After a difficult period in which they dropped five of six games, the Raptors have won three of their past four games. With a 133-118 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Sunday, Toronto increased their record on the road to 2-1 after six games.

After being traded by the New York Knicks, RJ Barrett made his Raptors debut with a career-high 37 points. Immanuel Quickley, who was also acquired in the transaction, scored nine points and had ten assists.