Los Angeles Lakers (18-11) vs Washington Wizards (11-18 )Date : 12/16/2018
Time : 6:00 PM ET
Location : Capital One Arena
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Los Angeles Lakers vs Washington Wizards
The Wizards will welcome the Lakers to Captial One Arena as they are coming off a loss against the Nets while the Lakers beat the Hornets in their last game. Game tips off at 6:00 PM ET.
Los Angeles Lakers's Latest Performance :
The Lakers were able to take down the Hornets in their last game. LeBron led the way once again the Lakers are looking like a real contender this season and their team chemistry will keep getting better. Lonzo Ball did a great job shutting down Kemba he is underrated as a defender. Playing against the Wizards it will be Ball responsibility to go up against John Wall. The Lakers get their job done based on their defense and they are off to the races scoring points in transition. The Lakers are 7-7 on the road this season. The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 113 points on 47.6 percent shooting and allowing 111.4 points on 44.8 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 28.4 points and seven assists while Kyle Kuzma is averaging 18.1 points and 5.7 rebounds. Brandon Ingram is the third double-digit scorer and JaVale McGee is grabbing 6.7 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers have split their last eight road games.
Washington Wizards's Latest Performance :
The Wizards extended their losing streak to four as they couldn’t overcome the Nets. Bradley Beal scored 31 points and dished off nine assists to go along with John Wall gave 17 points and 12 assists, but it wasn’t enough. The team shot well and hovered around a 50% field goal percentage throughout the night. The Wizards are still figuring out their identity to start the season. The Wizards were outworked on the glass and by a significant margin. The Nets out-rebounded the Wizards 46-25. Washington has now been edged in rebounds 22 times in 29 games this season. This time, it was a collective effort for their opponent. Seven different Nets players had four boards or more. The Wizards were linked with Ariza but the trade didn’t go through because of some misunderstanding. The level of play this season for the Wizards is not good enough. It will be a challenge for the Wizards playing the Lakers because they won’t have anyone to stop LeBron.
How Los Angeles Lakers & Washington Wizards Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Wizards are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.
Lakers are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 0 days rest.
Against The Spread Selection: Los Angeles Lakers
My reason for the pick :
The Lakers will pick up the win on the road against the Wizards. LeBron will take charge and win back-to-back road games. The Wizards are in a tough place as they have no identity. Things will have to change soon if not this season will become a waste. Pick the Lakers in this game.
Betting trends for Los Angeles Lakers:
- Lakers are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
Betting trends for Washington Wizards:
- Wizards are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 vs. NBA Pacific.