Los Angeles Lakers vs. Toronto Raptors: August 1, 2020 Matchup Betting Preview, Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on August 3, 2020

On Saturday (August 1, 2020), the Los Angeles Lakers (50-14) are currently moderate 4-point favorites over the Toronto Raptors (46-18). The matchup has a point total of 216. The battle between these two teams at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Reunion, Florida is one of five contests on the docket in the NBA for the day. Tip-off is scheduled for 8:30 PM ET.

Betting Information

Lakers vs Raptors Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Lakers -4 -115 -105 216 -110 -110

Computer Picks

Computer picks for Lakers vs Raptors
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Raptors (+4) Over (216) Raptors 111 Lakers 110

Head to Head

In one head-to-head meetings this season, Toronto has a 1-0 record against Los Angeles. The Raptors also have a 1-0 record against the spread when facing the Lakers.

Lakers vs Raptors in 2019-20
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Result
11/10/2019 Lakers -10.5 211.5 -558 427 113-104 TOR

Lakers Betting Information

  • Los Angeles has been good against the spread this season, posting a 35-28-1 record.
  • The Lakers have posted an even record of 22-22-1 against the spread when the spread is -4 or bigger.
  • Los Angeles has more often than not combined with its adversaries to hit the over, doing so 30 times in 64 contests (46.9%).

Raptors Betting Information

  • Toronto has a winning record against the spread, going 35-28-1 ATS (covering 54.7% of the time).
  • The Raptors have not fared well as a 4-point underdog, going 4-5 against the spread when they are at least 4-point underdogs.
  • Toronto and its opponents have hit the over in more than half of their matchups this season — 35 of 64 (54.7%).

Over/Under Analysis

Lakers vs Raptors Total Facts
Games Over Total % Over Total Average PPG Combined Average PPG Average Opponent PPG Combined Average Opponent PPG Average Total
Lakers 41 64.1% 114.2 227.2 106.8 213.3 221
Raptors 39 60.9% 113 227.2 106.5 213.3 219.5

Lakers Leaders

  • Anthony Davis leads the Lakers in points and rebounds. He scores 26.8 points per game while also adding 9.4 rebounds.
  • LeBron James paces the team with 10.5 assists pe game.
  • Davis averages 1.5 steals and 2.4 blocks per game. Both numbers are team-highs for Los Angeles.
  • The Lakers are led by James from long distance. He knocks down 2.2 shots from deep per game.

Raptors Leaders

  • The Raptors leader in scoring is Pascal Siakam with 23.6 points per game. He also adds 7.5 rebounds per game and 3.6 assists per game.
  • Serge Ibaka (8.3 rebounds per game) and Kyle Lowry (7.7 assists per game) are the Toronto leaders in rebounds and assists.
  • Fred VanVleet is at the top of Toronto’s steals hierarchy with 1.9 steals per game and Chris Boucher leads the squad in blocks with 1.0 per game.
  • Lowry is tops from three-point range for the Raptors, knocking down 2.9 threes per game.

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