Lakers Vs Raptors: NBA Betting Preview, Tips And Picks – May 2, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on May 2, 2021

The Toronto Raptors (26-38) visit the Los Angeles Lakers (36-27) as 7-point underdogs after Fred VanVleet racked up 30 points in the Raptors’ 106-102 loss to the Jazz. The matchup airs on NBA TV at 10:00 PM ET on Sunday, May 2, 2021. The over/under is 219.5 for the matchup.

The betting insights in this article reflect data from DraftKings sportsbook as of May 2, 2021, 7:05 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Lakers vs Raptors Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of May 2

Lakers:
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope: Day To Day (Ankle),
Jared Dudley: Out (Knee),
Marc Gasol: Day To Day (Finger),
Anthony Davis: Day To Day (Calf),
Kyle Kuzma: Day To Day (Thumb),
LeBron James: Day To Day (Ankle),
Alex Caruso: Day To Day (Back),
Dennis Schroder: Day To Day (Calf)

Raptors:
Gary Trent Jr.: Out (Leg),
Paul Watson: Out (Knee),
Chris Boucher: Out (Knee),
Kyle Lowry: Out (Rest)

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Raptors (+7)
Total Pick Over (219.5)
Prediction Lakers 113, Raptors 107

The model and DraftKings both have the Lakers taking home the victory, but the model has them winning by slightly less (5.5 points). Lean towards taking the Raptors.

The model’s predicted total (219.6 points) and the DraftKings set total (219.5 points) are virtually the same for this contest.

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Lakers Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
LeBron James 42 25.2 7.9 7.9 1.1 0.6 2.4
Anthony Davis 28 21.6 8.0 2.9 1.3 1.8 0.8
Andre Drummond 37 15.8 12.4 2.2 1.5 1.1 0.0
Dennis Schroder 59 15.5 3.5 5.8 1.2 0.2 1.1
Montrezl Harrell 62 13.9 6.4 1.1 0.7 0.7 0.0

Lakers Player Props

  • LeBron James’ points prop total for the contest is set at 23.5, 1.7 points lower than his season average of 25.2.
  • Andre Drummond’s rebounding prop total for the contest is posted at 11.5 boards, 0.9 rebounds lower than his season average of 12.4.
  • James’ three pointers made prop over/under for the game is set at 2.5, 0.1 shots greater than his season average of 2.4.
  • Anthony Davis’ blocks prop over/under for the contest is set at 1.5, 0.3 blocks lower than his season average of 1.8.

Raptors Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Pascal Siakam 52 20.6 7.1 4.5 1.1 0.7 1.3
Fred VanVleet 50 19.4 4.2 6.2 1.7 0.7 3.3
Kyle Lowry 45 16.8 5.4 7.3 1.0 0.3 2.7
OG Anunoby 43 15.9 5.5 2.2 1.5 0.7 2.4
Gary Trent Jr. 55 15.2 2.5 1.4 1.0 0.2 2.9

Raptors Player Props

  • Pascal Siakam’s points prop over/under for the contest is set at 24.5, 3.9 points higher than his season average of 20.6.
  • Kyle Lowry’s PRA prop total for the game is set at 25.5, 4.0 less than his season average of 29.5.
  • VanVleet’s three pointers made prop over/under for the contest is set at 3.5, 0.2 shots greater than his season average of 3.3.
  • Chris Boucher’s blocks prop over/under for the contest is set at 1.5, 0.4 blocks lower than his season average of 1.9.

Shooting Trends

  • The Lakers make 47.4% of their shots from the field this season, which is 1.6 percentage points higher than the Raptors have allowed to their opponents (45.8%).
  • Los Angeles has a 22-16-1 record against the spread and a 27-12 straight-up record in games it shoots higher than 45.8% from the field.
  • Toronto is 23-15-1 against the spread and 22-17 overall when allowing opponents to shoot higher than 47.4% from the field.
  • The Raptors are shooting 45% from the field, 0.8% lower than the 45.8% the Lakers’ opponents have shot this season.
  • This season, Toronto has an 18-8 record against the spread and a 17-9 record overall in games the team collectively shoots higher than 45.8% from the field.
  • Los Angeles is 18-6 against the spread and 22-2 overall in games it allows opponents to shoot greater than 45% from the field.
  • The Lakers are hitting 35.2% of their three-point shots this season, 2.5% lower than the 37.7% the Raptors allow opponents to shoot from deep.
  • Los Angeles has a 13-6 record against the spread and a 15-4 record overall when the team makes more than 37.7% of its three-point shots.
  • Toronto is 17-8 against the spread and 16-9 overall when its opponents shoot higher than 35.2% from deep.
  • The Raptors shoot 37.1% from beyond the arc this season. That’s just two percentage points higher than the Lakers have allowed their opponents to shoot from deep (35.1%).
  • Toronto is 22-12-1 ATS and 20-15 overall when the team makes more than 35.1% of its three-point attempts.
  • Los Angeles is 19-16 ATS and 23-12 overall in games it shoots over 37.1% from deep.
  • The Lakers knock down 11.1 three-pointers per game this season, 3.6 fewer made shots on average than the 14.7 per game the Raptors allow.
  • Toronto is 21-13-1 against the spread and 20-15 overall when it makes more three-pointers than its opponents, while Los Angeles is 9-22 ATS and 12-19 straight up in games when it is out-shot from the three-point line.
  • The Raptors are the third-best three-point shooting team in the NBA, while the Lakers give up the second-fewest makes from deep.

Lakers vs Raptors Stat Rankings

Lakers Rank Lakers AVG Raptors AVG Raptors Rank
23rd 109.6 Points Scored 111.6 18th
2nd 106.5 Points Allowed 111.2 13th
10th 44.3 Rebounds 41.4 29th
17th 9.6 Off. Rebounds 9.3 24th
25th 11.1 3pt Made 14.7 3rd
16th 24.6 Assists 24.4 17th
29th 14.9 Turnovers 12.6 8th

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