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(17-34) Los Angeles Lakers vs. Washington Wizards (28-20)
Date: Thursday February 2nd, 2017
Time: 7:00PM EST
Venue: Smoothie King Center in Washington, D.C
NBA Moneyline Odds: Off
NBA Betting Odds: Washington -11.5
NBA Betting Total: 218.5
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Coming off a good win over the Denver Nuggets, the Los Angeles Lakers head to Washington, D.C. to take on the Wizards.
Washington, winners of five straight and seven of eight, have emerged as one of the best teams in the Eastern Conference this season, and will look for that to continue.
Los Angeles Lakers
After starting the year 10-10, things were looking up for the Lakers. And then things looked immediately down, as the Lakers went 7-24 over the next 31 games.
Los Angeles just isn’t quite there as a team, despite having some good players and young draftees that the franchise is hopeful about.
The Lakers have decent offensive weapons, including five players who average 13 points or more. One of those players, Julius Randle, may be out for Thursday’s game due to an illness, but that is still to be determined.
Potential 6th Man of the Year Lou Williams has had a fantastic season off the bench for the Lakers. He leads the team in points with 18.3 per game and shoots 44% from the field. Williams has been the leader of this team, but he can’t get it done alone.
D’Angelo Russell has played well, averaging 14.5 points per game in 26 minutes. His shooting needs to improve though, as he is just 39% from the field.
Washington has thoroughly improved on both sides of the ball over the last month. This is especially the case on offense.
Washington averages 106.9 points per game, putting the team 10th in the NBA in that category. A lot of that offense is generated by the impressive back court of John Wall and Bradley Beal.
Wall is having an All-Star season and is averaging a double-double. He is putting up 22.7 points and getting 10.3 assists per game.
Alongside him in the back court, Bradley Beal has been playing some great basketball. He’s averaging 21.8 points per game on 46% shooting.
Otto Porter and Markieff Morris are both averaging over 14 points per game, while center Marcin Gortat is averaging just over 11. This gives the Wizards five guys who can score in double figures every night, which bodes well for this team.
The winning has continued for Washington because of the solid play on both sides of the ball and it shouldn’t stop against a poor team like the Lakers.
NBA Betting Trends:
- LA Lakers are 4-1 ATS in the last five games
- Washington is 6-3 ATS in the last nine games against Lakers
Free Los Angeles Lakers vs. Washington Wizards NBA Prediction:
Washington continues to play great basketball on both offense and defense. The Lakers are not doing any of that after starting the season 10-10. The Wizards will get the W here.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Los Angeles +11.5
With how well Washington is playing lately, this game could get out of hand early. However, I think Los Angeles will cover, if for no other reason than the Wizards sit Beal and Wall late in the game because Washington is up 18 or 20.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Los Angeles Lakers 100 – Washington Wizards 109
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