Free NBA Picks Today: Los Angeles Lakers vs Toronto Raptors 3/10/23

Free NBA Picks Today: Los Angeles Lakers vs Toronto Raptors 3/10/23
Fri 10th March 2023

The Los Angeles Lakers (32-34, 17-15 Home) welcome the Toronto Raptors (32-35, 12-22 Away) Friday at Arena. Toronto was defeated by the Los Angeles Clippers 108-100 at Arena on Wednesday. Pascal Siakam and Scottie Barnes were the scoring leaders in the losing effort with 20 points apiece. OG Anunoby added 18 points. The Raptors are the ninth seed in the Eastern Conference.

Los Angeles triumphed on Tuesday at Arena, beating the Memphis Grizzlies 112-103. Anthony Davis had 30 points and 22 rebounds to lead the team. The Lakers are ninth in the Western Conference. The teams are meeting for the final time this season.

After winning the only previous season meeting against Los Angeles 126-113 at Scotiabank Arena in December 2022, Toronto will be looking for a season sweep. Siakam led the Raptors with 25 points, 10 rebounds, and seven assists.

Dennis Schroder had 18 points in the losing effort. Siakam is averaging 24.6 points per game to lead the Raptors in scoring this season. Siakam also has grabbed 7.6 rebounds per game. Meanwhile, Fred VanVleet is dishing 6.9 assists.

LeBron James’ 29.5 points per game have powered the Lakers on offense. He ranks as the seventh-highest scorer in the NBA. James also has pulled down 8.4 rebounds per game. Russell Westbrook has doled out 7.5 assists per game.

The Raptors have dominated the last 10 trips to Arena, winning eight. Toronto is 6-4 in the last 10 games with an average margin of -1.6 (108.6-110.2).

Los Angeles has a 7-3 record over the last 10, scoring 113.8 points per game on average while holding opponents to 110.7 (+3.1 margin). The Lakers are averaging 116.6 ppg for the full season while allowing 117.4.


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Precious Achiuwa: 8.0 | 16.7 | -8.7
Points per game:
Pascal Siakam: 17.4 | 24.6 | -7.2
Assists per game:
Fred VanVleet: 9.8 | 6.9 | +2.9


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Austin Reaves: 23.0 | 16.5 | +6.5
Points per game:
Anthony Davis: 33.8 | 26.5 | +7.2
Rui Hachimura: 8.6 | 11.8 | -3.2
Assists per game:
Dennis Schroder: 8.6 | 4.7 | +3.9
Jarred Vanderbilt: 1.8 | 2.6 | -0.8

SportsTips’ NBA Pick:

Toronto Raptors (-140)

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