Angeles Lakers vs Washington Wizards NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Angeles Lakers vs Washington Wizards Prediction 4/3/2024

The Los Angeles Lakers (43-33) travel to face off against the Washington Wizards (15-61) on Wednesday, April 3rd. This game will be played at Capital One Arena in Washington and televised on MNMT. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 7:00 ET.

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The Lakers Are Coming Off A Win

In their most recent game, the Lakers took down the Raptors by a score of 128-111. Heading into the second half, the Lakers were leading 64-58.

In their last ten games, the Lakers have gone 7-3 and have an overall record of 43-33. When facing teams in the Western Conference, the Lakers are 25-23 and are 18-10 in non-conference games.

The Lakers have covered the spread successfully in their previous two games and maintain an overall ATS record of 36-40. The Lakers currently have a four game ATS win streak as the favorite and are 17-17 vs. the spread as underdogs.

The Wizards Are Coming Off A Win

In their most recent game, the Wizards took down the Bucks by a score of 117-113. As the second half got underway, the Wizards were leading by a score of 58-54.

In non-conference games, the Wizards have gone 4-23 and are 11-38 against Eastern Conference teams. Overall, the Wizards’ record is 15-61 and they are 2-3 in their last five games.

Washington currently has an ATS record below .500, sitting at 34-41 at this point. The Wizards have been unable to cover the spread in their last three games as favorites, and they hold a 33-35 record against the spread when playing as underdogs.

Lakers Offense Breakdown

Coming into today’s action, Los Angeles is averaging 117.8 points per contest. This figure places them 7th in the league.

The Lakers’ offense has been one of the most efficient in the league this season, ranking 7th in scoring at 117.8 points per game. However, they have been even better on the road, averaging 116.4 points per game compared to 119.1 at home.

Los Angeles has been one of the most uptempo teams in the NBA, ranking 3rd in pace at 101.2 possessions per game. Their fast-paced style has led to the 3rd highest field goal percentage in the league at 49%.

Despite their efficient shooting, the Lakers have struggled from beyond the arc this season. They are 29th in three-point attempts and 24th in made threes at 11.8 per game. However, they are 7th in three-point shooting percentage at 37%.

Wizards Offense Breakdown

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Through 76 games games, Washington is averaging 113.3 points per game (17th).

When it comes to pace, the Wizards lead the league at 102.2 possessions per game. However, they are just 17th in scoring at 113.3 points per game. At home, Washington is averaging 112.6 points per game.

So far this season, the Wizards have outscored the NBA average in just 43.4% of their games. In terms of field goal percentage, Washington is 17th in the league at 46%. From three-point range, the Wizards are shooting just 34%, which is the worst mark in the NBA.

When it comes to getting to the free-throw line, the Wizards are 28th in both attempts and makes. In terms of assists, Washington is 9th in the league with 27.9 per game.

Lakers Team Defense

At present, the Lakers’ defense is ranked 23rd, allowing 117.4 points per game. In terms of two point field goal attempts, the Lakers defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 54.2% while allowing 37.2% from downtown.

Wizards Team Defense

On defense, the Wizards are ranked 30th in the NBA this season. So far, they have given up more points than the NBA scoring average in 67.1% of their games. The Wizards defense is coming off a game in which they held the Bucks offense to just 50.5% shooting. Overall, they gave up 113 points to Milwaukee.

Key Players For The Lakers And Wizards

Our game forecasts for today suggest that LeBron James is set to be the main scorer for the Lakers, recording 25 points and shooting 10/18 from the field. Throughout this season, his average stands at 25.4 points per game, along with 7.3 rebounds.

On the flip side, our predictions place Jordan Poole as the leading scorer for the Wizards. We expect him to conclude the game with a team-high 17 while also collecting 3 rebounds. This season, he is shooting at a field goal percentage of 41.1%, and his scoring average is 16.9 points per game.

Lakers vs Wizards Trends

  • When looking at their past five road matchups, Los Angeles has an ATS record of 4-1 while averaging 119 per game. The team went 4-1 overall in these games.
  • Through their last ten home games, Washington has an ATS record of just 3-7. However, their overall record was 2-8 while averaging 110 points per game.
  • Looking back on the team’s last three games as the underdog, the Wizards have a straight up record of 1-2. Their record vs the spread in these games was 2-1.
  • The Lakers have played well in their last five games as the betting favorite, going 5-0 straight up and 4-1 against the spread.

Lakers vs Wizards Prediction

For a point-spread bet in this Lakers vs. Wizards matchup, we’re leaning towards the Wizards at +12.5. Although our projections show the Lakers winning 121-111, we suggest placing your bet on the Wizards for the point-spread.

Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 234 and given that our model is projecting 232 points between the teams, we like the under.

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