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NBA Betting Pick - Los Angeles Lakers -11.5 Point Underdogs vs Washington Wizards

Verizon Center features an NBA battle between the host Washington Wizards and the visiting Los Angeles Lakers in basketball betting action on Thursday.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Washington Wizards opened as -11.5-point favorites at online sportsbook BetOnline, while the NBA total line was sitting around 218.5 at Bovada for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting on the total amount of points scored.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 117-92 win for the Wizards. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Los Angeles Lakers vs Washington Wizards Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Los Angeles Lakers will look to vanquish their hosts on Thursday, as they are 23-27-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Washington Wizards are 29-19 ATS. Los Angeles is 27-24 against the points scored total betting line, while Washington is 29-19 versus the line. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Washington vs Los Angeles injuries news.

The Odds Shark betting Power Rankings have the Washington Wizards at No. 5 and the Los Angeles Lakers at No. 27 heading into this NBA contest.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Washington's No. 10-ranked offense averaging 106.9 PPG, against a Los Angeles Lakers defense that ranks No. 27 at 110.18 PPG. The Washington Wizards field goal percentage has averaged 47.69% so far, more than the Los Angeles Lakers shooters have achieved on the year, 44.54% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

D'Angelo Russell scored 22 points and added 10 assists for a double-double, leading Los Angeles over Denver, 120-116, on Tuesday at STAPLES Center.

New York was victimized for 24 points and 24 rebounds by Markieff Morris as the Wizards defeated the Knicks 117-101 in NBA action on Tuesday.

Betting Trends
  • 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
  • LA Lakers is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
  • 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
  • Washington is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Los Angeles at Boston, Friday, February 3rd
Washington home to New Orleans, Saturday, February 4th