LA Lakers vs Toronto by Robert
Toronto Raptors is having great season start with 13-3 record and with 4-1 record in away games while legendary Los Angeles Lakers are having another bad season with only 3-13 record and 1-8 home record.
Lakers: for LA it will be a little bit easier because there will be no DeMarr Derozan. Derozan is out for a month with injury so SG/SF position will be filled with Terrence Ross and Lou Williams at the start I guess. So it will be definately easier for Lakers at defence because they know that one star of Raptors is out and Kobe Bryant will have more "rest" time at defence. Anyway, LA is still one of the worst defending teams so it will be really tough for them to stop Kyle Lowry or even Lou and Terrence too.
Raptors: without Derozan other players are feeling that this is their chance. Even Jonas Valanciunas will have more opportunities to show his offensive skills because there should be more plays on him as Derozan is out. Moreover, payers like Williams, Lowry and Ross is feeling like this is their chance to shine. Against team like Lakers (a poor defending team) these players will have their chances to show off.
To my mind, this game will be won by Raptors easily. Lakers are really struggling and they do not show any signs of waking up.
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|Raptors -6||Pinnacle||1.94||9||129-122 LOST (-9 units)|