Wizards vs. Lakers Prediction
Will the Lakers cover as a sizable home underdog tonight when they host the Wizards at 10:30PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Lakers are 9-point home underdogs versus the Wizards while the over/under has jumped to 226.5 after hitting the board at 222.
Washington has won six of its last 10 games but is just 3-6-1 against the spread during that stretch. The Wizards are still 38-34 at the betting window this season but is just 16-17 against the spread on the road this year.
Los Angeles has lost eight of its last 10 games and is 4-6 against the number in its last 10 games as well. The Lakers are 31-40 at the betting window overall, which includes a 15-19 ATS record at home this year.
OUR PREDICTION: The Wizards have failed to cover in six of their last eight games, are 3-12-1 against the number in their last 16 road games versus an opponent with a losing home record, and are 2-5 against the number in their last seven games after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game. The Lakers, meanwhile, are 3-0-1 against the spread in their last four games versus Southeast opponents and are 7-3-1 against the number in their last 11 games versus Eastern Conference opponents.
TUESDAY NBA PREDICTION: LOS ANGELES LAKERS +9