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Toronto Raptors at Los Angeles Lakers odds, picks and prediction

Feb 28, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) reacts after being called for a foul in the second half of the game against the Golden State Warriors at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

The Toronto Raptors (26-38) play the third game of a four-game road trip when they visit the Los Angeles Lakers (36-27) Sunday at Staples Center. Tip-off is set for 10 p.m. ET. Below, we analyze the Raptors vs. Lakers odds and lines, with NBA picks and predictions.

The Raptors were tripped up 106-102 in Salt Lake City by the Utah Jazz Saturday, but they were able to cover as 7-point underdogs. The game ended up going Under as the teams combined for just 34 total points in the fourth quarter.

The Lakers have SF LeBron James and PF Anthony Davis back from injuries, but they’re struggling to get back on track. Los Angeles is 1-5 across the past six games, while going 0-5-1 ATS. The Under has connected in three of the past four.

Raptors at Lakers: Odds, spread and lines

Odds via BetMGM; access USA TODAY Sports’ betting odds for a full list. Lines last updated at 7:44 a.m. ET.

  • Money line: Raptors +230 (bet $100 to win $230) | Lakers -275 (bet $275 to win $100)
  • Against the spread/ATS: Raptors +7 (-110) | Lakers -7 (-110)
  • Over/Under: 218.5 (O: -110 | U: -110)

Raptors at Lakers: Key injuries

Raptors

  • PF Chris Boucher (knee) out
  • SG Gary Trent Jr. (leg) questionable

Lakers

  • SG Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (ankle) probable
  • SG Alex Caruso (back) questionable
  • PF Anthony Davis (calf) probable
  • C Marc Gasol (finger) probable
  • SF LeBron James (ankle) questionable
  • PF Kyle Kuzma (thumb) probable
  • PG Dennis Schroder (calf) probable

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Raptors at Lakers: Odds, lines, predictions and picks

Prediction

Lakers 113, Raptors 104

Money line (ML)

The Lakers (-275) will cost you nearly three times your potential return, and that’s just too risky with the way they’re playing, and uncertainty due to their lengthy injury list.

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Against the spread (ATS)

The LAKERS -7 (-110) are the play, even if one or two key players are rested or unable to play due to injury. That’s because the Raptors just played less than 24 hours ago, and they looked really worn down in the fourth quarter. The Raps are also just 2-10 ATS across the past 12 on the road.

Over/Under (O/U)

UNDER 218.5 (-110) is the lean here, although it’s only worth a small-unit play. The Under is 3-1 in the past four for the Raptors, and 5-2 across the past seven games overall.

The Under is also 3-1 in the past four for the Lakers, while going 5-1 in the past six for L.A. as a home favorite and 8-2 in the past 10 overall at Staples.

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