Lakers vs. Wizards Pick
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Wizards are listed as a 10.5-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 223 points.
Los Angeles enters with a 5-6 record after a 107-96 loss at the Celtics Wednesday night. Washington is 5-5 following a 113-99 home loss to the Mavericks. On Oct. 25, the host Lakers defeated the Wizards 102-99 in overtime. Washington has won two of the last three meetings straight up since the start of last season, but LA has gone 2-1 ATS. The over is also 2-1.
The Lakers were led by Brandon Ingram with 18 points and seven rebounds in the loss at Boston. Jordan Clarkson had 18 points and five boards off the bench. Julius Randle added 16 points and 12 rebounds off the bench. Los Angeles was outscored 33-16 in the first quarter and could never climb all the way back.
John Wall accounted for 23 points and 14 assists in the Wizards' loss to Dallas. Bradley Beal contributed 23 points and four rebounds, while Otto Porter Jr. added 13 points and five boards. Washington was outscored 64-53 in the first half.
The Lakers are 12-4-1 in their last 17 meetings at Washington. The Wizards are 0-6 ATS in their last six home games.
The Lakers played yesterday and traveled to D.C., but there are so many young legs on this team that bouncing back is probably less of an issue. Washington hasn't really been playing very good basketball lately aside from a strong showing in Toronto. This spread seems a few points too high. We'll take the visitors.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: LOS ANGELES LAKERS +10.5