Today we have an excellent NBA Basketball matchup between Toronto Raptors and the L.A. Lakers and this matchup should present the NBA Betting fans and the NBA Basketball lines and odds very challenging stats. The Lakers are a team on the edge with Kobe Bryant setting the tone. After their third straight loss, the Lakers are trying to stop the tailspin. Another loss tonight would give the Lakers their first four game losing streak since April 2007. Ten of the Lakers’ remaining games are away from home, a troubling proposition for a team that has dropped four consecutive road games.
The NBA Betting and basketball betting lines and odds may be different in this matchup with the Raptors at the Lakers as the Raptors defeated the Lakers’, 106-105 when the teams played in January 2010. Raptors All-Star Chris Bosh returned to action Sunday after missing seven games due to a sprained left ankle coupled with a stomach virus. He had 12 points and 12 rebound in the Raptors 114-101 loss to Philadelphia on Sunday. Bosh’s presence against the Lakers should make this game much more interesting. The overall Raptors, however, aren’t so fine and find themselves struggling to hold on to a playoff spot as they start on this four-game West Coast trip.
Lakers are listed as a 11 -point favorite with a total of 209 at SBG Global.
With a one-game lead over Miami for the sixth place in the Eastern Conference the slumping Raptors need to re-focus if they are going to reach the postseason for the first time since 2007-2008. They have little room for error at the presence, said forward Antoine Wright, you lose a game like this, and you can go from fifth (seed) to seventh or even eighth. One of the interesting factors that make play in the NBA Betting and the basketball betting lines and odds is the fact that the Raptors have not been able to figure out Kobe Bryant on Los Angeles as he has averaged 43.4 points in the last five meetings at Staples Center, and scoring a career-high 81 on January 22, 2006.
At SBGGlobal.com you can choose your NBA betting odds and basketball betting lines as watch tonight’s game as the Lakers will try to reach their target of 30 home wins for the third straight NBA season. To finalize the stats, Toronto Raptors (32-29), have lost seven straight road games in the series while the L.A. Lakers are a conference-best 19-5 at home.