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NBA Game Preview - Lakers underdogs vs Wizards at Washington

Los Angeles LakersWashington Wizards
7-7November 26, 2013, 07:00 | Verizon Center5-8

Los Angeles pays a visit to Washington on Tuesday, hoping to send the Wizards to a loss while also covering the spread in NBA action at Verizon Center.

Washington will face the 7-7 Lakers, who own a 9-5 ATS mark on the season. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Wizards are 6-7 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Lakers are 7-7 favoring the OVER.

View Los Angeles Lakers vs Washington Wizards Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back the visiting Lakers before tip-off in this one found them as 6.5-point underdogs earlier at Bovada, while the total was sitting at 198 at TopBet.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 20-rated Lakers taking on the No. 23-rated Wizards in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 93-91 win for the Wizards on Tuesday.

The Lakers were a 100-86 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Kings. They covered the 4-point spread as favorites, while the total score (186) made winners of UNDER bettors. Xavier Henry scored 21 points leading the Lakers to a 100-86 victory over Sacramento at STAPLES Center on Sunday.

Washington won its last outing, a 98-89 result against the Knicks on November 23. The Wizards covered in that game as a 1.5-point favorite, while the 187 combined points took the game UNDER the total. New York was victimized by John Wall for 31 points as the Wizards defeated the Knicks 98-89 in NBA action on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Washington's No. 18-rated squad against Los Angeles's No. 7-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Washington rates No. 5 in the league with 9.15 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 2 with 10.07 per outing.

A few Lakers at Wizards trends to consider:
LA Lakers is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
LA Lakers is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of LA Lakers's last 9 games
LA Lakers is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Washington is 5-14 SU in its last 19 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington's last 7 games
Washington is 11-4 ATS in its last 15 games at home
Washington is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games at home

Next up:
Los Angeles at New Jersey, Wednesday, November 27th
Washington at Milwaukee, Wednesday, November 27th