Toronto Raptors (8-7) vs. Los Angeles Lakers (13-1) NBA Picks: Phil Jackson has the Los Angeles Lakers off to their best start in 7 years. On Sunday night, the “Zen Mater” and the Lake-Show host a team that hasn’t been able to win in Southern Cal in a very long time.
The new-look Toronto Raptors visit the STAPLES center looking to upset the blistering Lakers at home. This, Toronto Raptors vs. Los Angeles Lakers NBA Picks game has a scheduled opening tipoff of 9:30 PM ET (6:30 PM PT) and it can be seen live on Direct TV NBA League Pass and/or on FSNWest.
Odds makers at SBGglobal.com have posted the following Sports Odds favoring the Los Angeles Lakers [-12] to win by a comfortable margin over the Toronto Raptors [+12].
With the best record in the NBA Picks, Los Angeles looks to continue its dominance over the rest of the league going for a 7th straight win.
The Raptors on the other hand are looking to snap a 7-game losing streak at the STAPLES, as Chris Bosh (27.7 ppg, 10.5, rpg 2.3 apg) and Jermaine O’Neil (12.4 ppg, 8.8 rpg, 1.9 apg) will have their hands full with the Lakers bigs. The OVER/UNDER for this, Toronto Raptors vs. Los Angeles Lakers NBA Picks, has been set at a combined total of 206 points.
The Lakers’ success thus far this season, has been their ability to make the proper adjustments seemingly on the fly. "We're a pretty smart team," said Los Angeles star Kobe Bryant (24.5 ppg, 5.1 rpg, 4.0 apg). "So if something is not going our way in the first half, we all come in here and not just talk about playing harder, but we also talk about the execution of it. That's the way Phil (Jackson) has raised us to play and think." Last season, the Los Angeles Lakers went 2-0 against Toronto, averaging 119 points per game, shooting 54.6% from the field, and 45.9% from downtown.