(565) L.A. Lakers vs. Toronto (566)
PICK: pinnacle @ -9.5 TOR (-106)
DATE: March 14, 2019 - 8:00 PM
STAR RATING: 10.0
EXPERT: Ricky Tran
EVALUATION: Win (1000) - Final Score LAL 98 at TOR 111
Ricky's 10* play on the Raptors.
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- Running out of time. The Raptors were once in a dog fight with the Bucks for top spot in the East, but after dropping three of their last five, they’re running out of time. The Lakers’ playoff hopes are dismal, but Toronto will need to seriously turn things around sooner than later. And what better opponent than the Lakers and LeBron James, who was a thorn in their side for the last ten years while he play for the Cavaliers. I think the home side uses that as motivation to post a big victory tonight.
- LA is just 1-6 ATS in its last last seven when playing on one days rest.
- Toronto is 4-0 ATS in its last four after a SU loss of more than ten points.
The verdict: I think the home side pulls away down the stretch for a comfortable ATS cover. Lay the points!