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Toronto Raptors vs Los Angeles Lakers 5/2/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

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The Los Angeles Lakers are hosting the Toronto Raptors at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, May 2, 2021, at 10:00 ET. Both squads are coming off two straight losses and are looking to end those losing streaks tonight. The Lakers have won only once in their previous six matches but are still 5th in the West. They have both of their superstars back, as LeBron James returned to the lineup on Friday. The Raptors are 1-3 in their previous four and are 12th in the East, three games behind the 10th place that leads into the play-in tournament.  

The Lakers have a 36-27 record and are 28-34-1 against the spread and 24-39 in over/under. They are coming off a home defeat against the Kings with a 106-110 score. They shot with 51% from the field and saw LeBron James return to the lineup but that wasn’t enough. Anthony Davis led the team with 22 points and a game-high 11 boards. James scored 16 points, adding 8 boards and 7 dimes in his return.   

James leads the team both in scoring with 25.2 ppg and in assists made with 7.9, grabbing 7.9 rebounds per game, shooting with 51.3% from the field. Anthony Davis adds 21.6 ppg and 8 rebounds per game. 

The Lakers have the second-best defense in the league with 106.35 ppg and score 109.6 ppg offensively. They have a 47.4% field goal percentage and a 35.2% 3-point percentage. They are 0-5-1 against the spread in their previous six games. Under is 3-1 in their previous four matches.  

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Toronto Raptors vs Los Angeles Lakers Predictions 5/2/2021

The Raptors have a 26-39 record and are 27-36 against the spread and 34-29 in over/under. In their previous matchup they lost against the Nuggets on the road with a 111-121 score. All of their starting five scored 11+ points, led by OG Anunoby with 25. He only shot with 8-21 from the field, while Khem Birch and Kyle Lowry followed with 20 points apiece.   

Pascal Siakam leads the team both in scoring with 20.7 ppg and in rebounding with 7.1 per game. Fred VanVleet adds 19.2 ppg, 4.2 boards and 6.2 dimes per game. 

Toronto averages 111.7 ppg offensively, while allowing 111.3 ppg defensively. They have a 45% field goal percentage and a 37.12% 3-point percentage. They are 1-3 ATS in their previous four matches. Under is 4-2 in their previous six.

Lakers won their previous matchup against the Raptors earlier this year with a 101-110 score on the road. Raptors are 8-1 against the spread in their previous nine matchups. The Lakers are 17-14 at home, while the Raptors are 10-21 on the road. Lakers need every win they can get in order to avoid falling lower into the Western Conference standings, so pick them for the win today. 

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Toronto Raptors vs Los Angeles Lakers 5/2/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

Time: 10:00 ET 

Location: Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA

Date: Sunday, May 2, 2021

TV: SPECSN / Sportsnet / NBATV

NBA Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles Lakers -6.5

NBA Totals: 219.5

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