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Wizards host Lakers in basketball action

Los Angeles LakersWashington Wizards
Dec 14, 7:00 PM | Verizon Center

Los Angeles Lakers vs Washington Wizards Odds

9-14TEAM RECORD3-16

The NBA betting slate features a clash between Washington and Los Angeles on Friday, with the host Wizards trying to win for fans supporting them with their cheers and their money.

This season the Wizards are 3-16 overall and 10-8-1 ATS against the number, while the Lakers are 9-14 and 9-14 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). As for the totals, Washington is 10-9 on the OU, and Los Angeles is 13-10.

View LA Lakers vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back the visiting Lakers before tip-off in this one found them as 5.5-point favorites earlier at Bovada, while the total was sitting at 202 at TopBet.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 4-rated Lakers taking on the No. 22-rated Wizards in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 99-91 win for the Lakers on Friday.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Washington's No. 12-rated squad against Los Angeles's No. 2-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Washington rates No. 17 in the league with 6.7 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 3 with 9 per outing.

Defensively, the Lakers feature the league's No. 27-rated defense on the road, giving up 104.3 points per game. Washington, meanwhile, comes in at No. 28 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 116-107 loser as they battled the Knicks on the road. The Lakers failed to cover in the match as a 5.5-point underdog, while 223 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Lakers got a terrific 31-point performance from Kobe Bryant but New York handed them a 116-107 defeat on Thursday at Madison Square Garden.

Last time out for Washington, they were a 99-93 loser as they battled the Rockets on the road. The Wizards covered in the match as a 10.5-point underdog, while 192 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Bradley Beal scored 20 points in a failed effort to lead the Wizards to victory (they lost 99-93 to Houston at Toyota Center on Wednesday).

Los Angeles Lakers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Philadelphia are 4-6
After playing New York are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

Washington Wizards Trends:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing Miami are 4-6
After playing Houston are 6-4
After a loss are 3-7

A few Lakers at Wizards trends to consider:
LA Lakers are 9-1 SU in their last 10 games when playing Washington
LA Lakers are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of the LA Lakers last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of the LA Lakers last 6 games when playing Washington
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games at home
Washington is 4-0-1 ATS in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Washington's last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games when playing LA Lakers

Next up:
LA Lakers at Philadelphia, Sunday, December 16
Washington at Miami, Saturday, December 15