Wizards vs. Lakers NBA Prediction
Previous games between the Wizards and Lakers have resulted in the under cashing at a profitable clip. Will the under also hit tonight when these two teams meet at STAPLES Center at 10:00 p.m. ET?
563 Washington Wizards (+6.5) at 564 Los Angeles Lakers (-6.5); o/u 226
10:00 p.m. ET, Monday, February 22, 2021
Venue: STAPLES Center, Los Angeles, CA
Washington Wizards DFS Spin
Bradley Beal played 35 minutes in Saturday’s win over the Blazers, accounting for 37 points (16-of-27 FGs, 3-of-4 FTs), seven rebounds, three assists, two steals and two 3-pointers. Beal has now scored 31 points or more in five of Washington's last seven games, and he scored 24 and 25 points in the other two. He has been a star in fantasy basketball this season, providing 1st-round value in both 8- and 9-cat formats. And thanks in large part to Beal, the Wizards have won four games in a row for the first time in three seasons. If he and the Wizards can keep this run going, it’s fair to wonder if Beal can get himself into the MVP conversation at some point.
Los Angeles Lakers DFS Spin
LeBron James struggled to make shots against the Heat on Saturday and finished 19 points, nine rebounds, nine assists, one steal and one block. Bron shot 33% from the field, missing 14 of his 21 field goal attempts in a game the Lakers lost by two points. He did, however, make a great defensive play at the end game to set up Alex Caruso for a potential game-tying shot, which AC missed. And LeBron looked tired throughout the game, which could be an effect of not having Anthony Davis and Dennis Schroder to help carry the offense. He'll have one day to rest before LA takes on the Wizards followed by a Western Conference slate vs. the Jazz, Blazers and Dubs.
Wizards vs. Lakers Betting Prediction
The under is 5-1 in the last six meetings between these two teams in Los Angeles and is 4-1 in the last five meetings between these two teams overall. The under is also 7-3 in the Wizards’ last 10 games overall, is 6-2 in their last eight games as an underdog and is a perfect 5-0 in their last five games overall. On the other side, the under is 20-9 in the Lakers’ last 29 games overall, is 5-0 in their last five games coming off a loss and is 17-8 in their last 25 games when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous game.
NBA BETTING PREDICTION: WIZARDS/LAKERS UNDER 226