Los Angeles Lakers vs. Washington Wizards, NBA Basketball Odds, Las Vegas Sports Betting, Picks and Prediction

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LOS ANGELES LAKERS WASHINGTON WIZARDS
17-34, 14th in Western Conference February 2, 7:00 PM | Verizon Center 28-20, 4th in Eastern Conference
L.A. Lakers at Washington
When: 7:00 PM ET, Thursday, February 2, 2017
Where: Verizon Center, Washington, District of Columbia
TV: 7 p.m. ET, Spectrum SportsNet (Los Angeles), CSN Mid-Atlantic (Washington)
Team  Spread Money Line Total
Los Angeles Lakers +11 -110 +535 Ov 218.5 -110
Washington Wizards -11 -110 -700 Un 218.5 -110

The fans at Verizon Center will be treated to a game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Washington Wizards when they take their seats on Thursday.

ABOUT THE LAKERS (17-34): Los Angeles dropped its last 10 road games but is heading out for the current trip with some momentum after point guard D’Angelo Russell handed out a career-high 10 assists and rookie center Ivica Zubac added a season-high 17 points on 8-of-9 shooting. Zubac scored in double figures in three straight games and is a regular part of the rotation of late after barely getting off the bench in the first 2 1/2 months. “It means a lot because I was working hard since summer league,” Zubac told reporters. “This was my reward. I’ve been working hard for these minutes and I’m not going to let them go.”

ABOUT THE WIZARDS (28-20): Tuesday’s triumph marked the 15th straight home win for Washington, which has won five in a row overall. “The joy that we have and just the fun we’re having is amazing,” Beal told the Washington Post. “It’s always positive in here. We want nothing but the best for one another. It’s great camaraderie, and we just take it all on the floor. We play for one another.” Beal is averaging 23.8 points on 58 percent shooting during the five-game winning streak while All-Star point guard John Wall helped with a total of 32 assists in the last two contests.

Bovada Sportsbook currently has the Wizards listed as 11-point favorites versus the Lakers, while the game’s total is sitting at 218.5 according to GTBETS.

The Wizards were a 117-101 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Knicks. They covered the -8.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (218) made winners of OVER bettors.

Los Angeles won its last outing, a 120-116 result against the Nuggets on January 31. The Lakers covered in that game as a -1-point favorite, while the 236 combined points took the game OVER the total.

The Los Angeles Lakers solved some of their offensive issues on Tuesday, just in time to take on a team operating at the top of its game. The Lakers will try to come up with enough points to challenge one of the hottest teams in the East when they kick off a five-game road trip at the Washington Wizards on Thursday.

Los Angeles averaged 86.3 points over its last three road games – all losses – before making a one-game stop at home and shooting 52.8 percent from the floor in a 120-116 win over the Denver Nuggets. “I thought there was a lot of positive to that game and I thought there was a good amount of negative, too,” Lakers coach Luke Walton told reporters. “That was my challenge to them after the game. Take some time to reflect. Think about individually and as a team when we are good and unselfish and talking on defense and what that looked like.” Los Angeles is going to need plenty of communication on the defensive end against the Wizards, who won 12 of their last 14 games and are averaging 111 points in that span. Washington shot 55.7 percent from the floor and placed six scorers in double figures, led by Bradley Beal’s 28 points on 12-of-18 shooting, in Tuesday’s 117-101 triumph over the New York Knicks.

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Los Angeles:
Team record: 17-34 SU,23-27-1 ATS
LA Lakers is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
LA Lakers is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Lakers’s last 5 games

Washington:
Team record: 28-20 SU,29-19 ATS
Current Streak: won 5 straight games.
Washington is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
Washington is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Washington is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Los Angeles at Boston Friday, February 3
Washington home to New Orleans Saturday, February 4

NBA HOOPS UPDATES

1. Wizards C Marcin Gortat went 7-of-7 from the floor on Tuesday and is shooting 82.1 percent from the field in the last five contests.

2. Lakers PF Julius Randle (illness) missed the last two games but was cleared to travel with the team and could return on Thursday.

3. The Wizards took six of the last seven in the series with the lone loss coming in Washington last season, when Los Angeles earned a 108-104 victory.

Vegas Coverage pick and prediction:
Picks: Washington Wizards will cover the spread at -11 and the game will stay under 218.5 points, according to scamdicappers scamdicappers.com
PREDICTION: Wizards 115 Lakers 101 at bovada-logo-top-book betnow-vegas-coverage.

BETTING TRENDS
LOS ANGELES
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of the LA Lakers last 5 games
LA Lakers are 2-8 SU in their last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of the LA Lakers last 5 games on the road
LA Lakers are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games on the road
LA Lakers are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games on the road
LA Lakers are 3-6 ATS in their last 9 games when playing Washington
LA Lakers are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games when playing Washington
LA Lakers are 7-3 SU in their last 10 games when playing on the road against Washington
WASHINGTON
Washington is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Washington is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Washington is 6-1 SU in their last 7 games when playing LA Lakers
Washington is 3-7 SU in their last 10 games when playing at home against LA Lakers
Washington is 5-11 ATS in their last 16 games when playing at home against LA Lakers
SUPERGRID
RANK RANK
LA Lakers’s Overall Scoring vs Washington’s Overall Defense 104.0 19 105.0 14
LA Lakers’s Away Scoring vs Washington’s Home Defense 99.0 26 103.8 16
LA Lakers’s Road Rebounds vs Washington’s Home Rebounds Allowed 42.8 14 40.9 6
Washington’s Overall Scoring vs LA Lakers’s Overall Defense 106.9 10 110.2 27
Washington’s Home Scoring vs LA Lakers’s Road Defense 109.3 9 111.9 27
Washington’s Home Rebounds vs LA Lakers’s Road Rebounds Allowed 42.7 25 46.3 28
TOP 3/BOTTOM 3
LOS ANGELES
Los Angeles has the worst field goal percentage against in the league at 47.7.
WASHINGTON
Washington is third in the league in field goal percentage at 47.7.
Washington gives up the second lowest free throw percentage in the league at 74.9% per game.

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