Los Angeles Lakers vs Washington Wizards Prediction, Pick and Preview, December 18 (12/18): NBA
- Lm Tipster
- Dec 19, 2022, 6:58:55 AM
|Time||7:30 p.m. EST|
|Wizards money line||-180|
|Wizards spread||-4.5 (-110)|
|Lakers money line||+155|
|Lakers spread||+4.5 (-110)|
|Over / under||224|
2022-2023 season stats
|Washington Wizards||Los Angeles Lakers|
|Home / road record||10-1||4-6|
|Points per game||112.00||114.00|
|Points allowed per game||105.00||114.00|
|Rebounds per game||43.00||45.00|
|Rebounds allowed per game||39.00||46.00|
|Over / under record||10-14||12-10|
The Washington Wizards return home to host the Los Angeles Lakers at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse on Tuesday night. These teams already faced each other last month in L.A. where the Cavs took the win 114-100.
The Wizards have lost 8 games in a row and are 3-11 on the road so far this season with an 11-18 record overall ranking 3rd in the Southeast Division. Washington is 7-9 against opponents over .500.
Monte Morris is averaging 9.8 points and 5.3 assists for the Wizards. Kyle Kuzma is averaging 22.2 points over the last 10 games for Washington.
In their last 10 games the Wizards are 1-9, averaging 116.2 points, 40.8 rebounds, 25.2 assists, 8.1 steals and 4.7 blocks per game while shooting 49.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 122.0 points.
Los Angeles Lakers
The Lakers have won 5 of their last 6 games and are 4-6 on the road so far this season ranking 5th in the Pacific. In their last game they beat the Wizards 130-119 on the road. Davis scored 55 points on sizzling 22-of-30 shooting and added 17 rebounds. LeBron James had 29 points for the Lakers.
Anthony Davis leads the team scoring 28.6 points per game and 12.8 rebounds while Russell Westbrook is leading in assists with 7.7 per game.
In their last 10 games the Lakers are 8-2, averaging 122.7 points, 41.2 rebounds, 25.5 assists, 5.7 steals and 3.1 blocks per game while shooting 48.6% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 113.7 points.
LA Lakers are 8-4 ATS in their last 12 games against Washington.
LA Lakers are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games against Washington.
LA Lakers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games on the road.
The total has gone OVER in 7 of LA Lakers' last 8 games when playing on the road against Washington..
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 5 games.
Washington are 7-3 SU in their last 10 games.
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Washington's last 18 games against LA Lakers.
Washington are 6-0 SU in their last 6 games at home.
The Wizards have been pretty good this season and have been one of the best records at home with an 10-1 record but they have been struggling offensively in their last games averaging only 98.2 points last 5. On the other hand, the Lakers are whole different team now and are on fire offensively scoring over 120 points in their last 10 games. The Cavs beat the Lakers last month in L.A. but the Lakers are playing very different now and with the Cavs recent struggles to score I think the Lakers can win this game or at least keep it close to cover the spread.
PICK: Lakers +4.5 (-110)
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