Wizards vs. Lakers Pick
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Wizards are set as a 5.5-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under is 228 points.
Washington is a perfect 3-0 to start the season after a 109-104 win at the Nuggets. Los Angeles is 1-2 after a 119-112 home loss to the Pelicans. The Wizards won both meetings last year and went 1-1 ATS. The total went over in both contests.
In the win over Denver, Bradley Beal led the way with 20 points and five rebounds. Otto Porter Jr. had 17 points and 10 boards. John Wall contributed 19 points and 12 assists. Kelly Oubre Jr. put in 14 points and Marcin Gortat added 13. Washington outscored the Nuggets 31-27 in the fourth quarter.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope was the lone Lakers player in double figures against the Pelicans as he scored 20. Lonzo Ball had eight points and 13 assists. Jordan Clarkson contributed a team-high 24 points and five rebounds off the bench. Kyle Kuzma added 20 points and six rebounds. Los Angeles was outscored 34-22 in the first quarter and never fully recovered.
Washington is 6-1 ATS in its last seven meetings in Los Angeles. The over is 11-4 in the last 15 meetings in LA.
Washington has done well in previous recent meetings in Los Angeles, while Wall loves to torment opposing rookie point guards with big numbers. Expect the Wizards to continue their strong start to the seaosn with a win here and a cover of the spread.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: WASHINGTON WIZARDS -5.5