709 RAPTORS at 710 LAKERS

Take: RAPTORS -8.5

I want Toronto here. The Raptors have yet to lose three straight all season, and have only two in a row only three times. So this is a team that generally rebounds off a defeat. The important add here is that Toronto will be well rested, and this team has been a monster when fresh. The Raptors are 8-1/7-2 with two or more days rest, and that’s by a double digit margin on average. So they take care of business when they need to, and the Lakers are a team they will handle if they’re focused. Not a cheap price, but I’m willing to lay it with the Raptors.

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