Raptors vs Lakers: NBA Betting Preview, Tips and Picks – April 6, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on April 6, 2021

The Toronto Raptors (20-30) hit the court against the Los Angeles Lakers (31-19) as only 2.5-point favorites on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 7:30 PM ET on SportsNet LA. The matchup has a point total of 215.5.

The betting insights in this article reflect data from DraftKings sportsbook as of April 6, 2021, 7:05 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Raptors vs Lakers Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of April 6

Patrick McCaw: Out (Knee),
Rodney Hood: Out (Hip),
Fred VanVleet: Out (Hip),
Kyle Lowry: Out (Foot),
Paul Watson: Out (Health and Safety Protocols),
Jalen Harris: Out (Hip)

Wesley Matthews: Day To Day (Neck),
Anthony Davis: Out (Achilles),
LeBron James: Out (Ankle),
Jared Dudley: Out (Knee),
Andre Drummond: Day To Day (Toe)

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Lakers (+2.5)
Total Pick Over (215.5)
Prediction Raptors 111, Lakers 110

The spread for this game suggested by the model (0.3 points) is slightly less than the 2.5-point edge DraftKings gives to the Raptors, though the data still has them as the favorite.

In this matchup, the model projects a total (220.0 points) a little higher than the DraftKings over/under (215.5 points).

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Raptors Key Players

Pascal Siakam 41 20.4 7.3 4.7 1.1 0.6 1.3
Fred VanVleet 44 19.8 4.2 6.1 1.7 0.8 3.3
Kyle Lowry 39 17.0 5.4 7.3 1.1 0.2 2.7
Gary Trent Jr. 47 15.2 2.4 1.4 0.9 0.2 3.0
OG Anunoby 32 15.0 6.0 1.9 1.7 0.8 2.3

Raptors Player Props

  • Pascal Siakam’s rebounding prop over/under for the game is set at 11.5 rebounds, 4.2 rebounds higher than his season average of 7.3.
  • Kyle Lowry’s PRA prop over/under for the contest is set at 30.5, 0.8 greater than his season average of 29.7.
  • Fred VanVleet’s three pointers made prop over/under for the game is set at 4.5, 1.2 shots greater than his season average of 3.3.
  • OG Anunoby’s steals prop total for the game is set at 2.5, 0.8 steals higher than his season average of 1.7.

Lakers Key Players

LeBron James 41 25.4 7.9 7.9 1.0 0.6 2.4
Anthony Davis 23 22.5 8.4 3.0 1.4 1.8 0.7
Andre Drummond 26 17.0 13.0 2.5 1.5 1.2 0.0
Dennis Schroder 46 15.3 3.5 5.1 1.2 0.2 1.0
Montrezl Harrell 50 15.1 6.8 1.1 0.7 0.8 0.0

Lakers Player Props

  • LeBron James’ assists prop over/under for the game is posted at 7.5 assists, 0.4 assists lower than his season average of 7.9.
  • Andre Drummond’s rebounding prop total for the contest is set at 1.5 rebounds, 11.5 rebounds lower than his season average of 13.0.
  • James’ three pointers made prop over/under for the game is set at 2.5, 0.1 shots higher than his season average of 2.4.
  • Drummond’s steals prop over/under for the contest is set at 0.5, 1.0 steal less than his season average of 1.5.

Shooting Trends

  • This season, the Raptors have a 44.8% shooting percentage from the field, which is 0.7% lower than the 45.5% of shots the Lakers’ opponents have knocked down.
  • In games Toronto shoots better than 45.5% from the field, it is 16-7 against the spread and 15-8 overall.
  • Los Angeles has a 14-6 record against the spread and an 18-2 record overall when allowing its opponents to make more than 44.8% of their shots from the field.
  • The Lakers are shooting 47.6% from the field, two% higher than the 45.6% the Raptors’ opponents have shot this season.
  • This season, Los Angeles has a 20-14 record against the spread and a 24-10 record overall in games the team collectively shoots better than 45.6% from the field.
  • Toronto is 17-14 against the spread and 16-15 overall in games it allows opponents to shoot higher than 47.6% from the field.
  • The Raptors are hitting 37.2% of their three-point shots this season, 1.9% higher than the 35.3% the Lakers allow opponents to shoot from deep.
  • Toronto has a 17-9 record against the spread and a 15-11 record overall when the team hits more than 35.3% of its three-point attempts.
  • Los Angeles is 16-13 against the spread while putting up a 20-9 straight-up record when its opponents shoot above 37.2% from downtown.
  • The Lakers shoot 35.1% from three-point distance this season. That’s just 2.3 percentage points lower than the Raptors have allowed their opponents to shoot from deep (37.4%).
  • Los Angeles is 11-5 against the spread and 13-3 overall when shooting above 37.4% as a team from three-point range.
  • Toronto is 14-6 ATS and 13-7 overall in games it shoots above 35.1% from deep.
  • The Raptors knock down 15.2 three-pointers per game this season, 4.5 more makes per game than the Lakers give up (10.7).
  • Toronto has gone 18-10 against the spread and 16-12 overall this season in games it has out-shot its opponents from the three-point line. When Los Angeles hits fewer threes than its opponents, it is 8-18 ATS and 11-15 straight up.
  • The Lakers rank 27th in the NBA in made three-pointers, while the Raptors give up the 26th-fewest made threes in the league.

Raptors vs Lakers Stat Rankings

Raptors Rank Raptors AVG Lakers AVG Lakers Rank
16th 112.1 Points Scored 110 22nd
17th 111.6 Points Allowed 105.9 2nd
30th 41.2 Rebounds 45.1 6th
22nd 9.1 Off. Rebounds 9.6 18th
3rd 15.2 3pt Made 10.7 27th
14th 24.6 Assists 24.4 17th
7th 12.6 Turnovers 15 30th

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