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Lakers Wizards Betting Preview

Washington WizardsLos Angeles Lakers
35-33March 21, 2014, 10:30 | STAPLES Center22-45



STAPLES Center will feature Lakers vs. Wizards action on Friday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NBA action.

The Wizards will look to vanquish their hosts on Friday, as they are 34-32-2 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Lakers are 35-32 ATS. Washington is 38-30 against the total, while Los Angeles is 38-27-2 versus the number. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). View Washington Wizards vs Los Angeles Lakers Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back the visiting Wizards before tip-off in this one found them as -6.5-point favorites earlier at Bovada, while the total was sitting at 217.5 at TopBet.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 9-rated Wizards taking on the No. 29-rated Lakers in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 96-89 win for the Wizards on Friday.



In their last action, Washington was a 116-103 loser on the road against the Trail Blazers. They failed to cover the 5.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (219) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Washington got 24 points and 14 assists from John Wall in a losing cause in a 116-103 loss to Portland on Thursday at Moda Center.

In their last action, Los Angeles was a 125-109 loser at home against the Spurs. They failed to cover the 13-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (234) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Xavier Henry scored 24 points in a failed effort to lead the Lakers to victory (they lost 125-109 to San Antonio at STAPLES Center on Wednesday).

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Los Angeles's No. 23-rated squad against Washington's No. 18-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Los Angeles rates No. 3 in the league with 9.43 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 14 with 8.16 per outing.

A few Wizards at Lakers trends to consider:
Washington is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
Washington is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games
Washington is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Washington's last 12 games
LA Lakers is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
LA Lakers is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of LA Lakers's last 12 games
LA Lakers is 4-9 ATS in its last 13 games at home


Next up:
Washington at Denver, Sunday, March 23rd
Los Angeles home to Orlando, Sunday, March 23rd

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