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The Toronto Raptors are in Los Angeles taking on the Lakers. Should we trust the Raptors? Matt McCuen answers.
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Los Angeles Lakers vs. Toronto Raptors Prediction: Should We Trust the Raptors in Los Angeles?

The Toronto Raptors and the Los Angeles Lakers will duel things out from LA for a prime-time affair.

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Lakers vs Raptors Start Time and Where to Watch

  • Date: Friday, March 10, 2023
  • Game Time: 10:30 pm ET
  • Where to Watch: NBA TV

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Los Angeles Lakers vs. Toronto Raptors Prediction

The Lakers come into this game feeling great about their recent play, which has propelled them into the play-in tournament. The most impressive part about the Laker's run has been the fact that they have done it in the absence of superstar LeBron James. James is expected to be out for a couple of weeks at the least. That had forced other guys to step up, and Anthony Davis answered the call.

AD has been in great form as of late and is the main reason the Lakers are back in the play-in tournament. The Lakers have also missed D'Angelo Russell in the last couple of games. Russell is expected to return sooner than later. Toronto, meanwhile, has had an underwhelming season.

This is a Raptors team that is much better than their record indicates. They have had to deal with injuries this season, but they would not use that as an excuse for their season performance. Despite the poor record, the Raptors are still in the play-in tournament at the moment, and they are a team that could make some noise as a lower seed. They still have multiple members from their championship team. Toronto comes into tonight’s games as a two-point favorite. 

I am backing the Raptors on the moneyline tonight. This is a great spot for the Raptors, who face a short-handed Lakers team tonight. Los Angeles is due for regression sooner than later, and this feels like a great spot to fade them when they are getting a lot of love from the public at the moment.

Despite all the public love, the line has continued to move in favor of the Raptors. The final point I will make is that there is no travel factor for the Raptors, who played the LA Clippers a couple of nights ago. Let’s stay hot and cash in!

Los Angeles Lakers vs. Toronto Raptors Pick

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Matt McCuen is a native of Delco, PA. He has been working in the sports gambling industry and creating content for the last few years. He is an expert in numerous different sports, including the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, and collegiate sports. You can follow Matt on Twitter at @DeadPresPicks.

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