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Wizards vs Lakers Betting Matchup Report

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

Los Angeles Lakers vs Washington Wizards Odds

23-15TEAM RECORD8-29

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

This season the Wizards are 8-29 overall and 12-25 ATS against the number, while the Lakers are 23-15 and 18-20 ATS. As for the totals, Washington is 18-19 on the OU, and Los Angeles is 17-21.

View LA Lakers vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Wizards are listed as 7.5-point underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, with the total listed at 195.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 27 (Wizards) and the No. 5 (Lakers) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 97-86 result in favor of the Lakers is predicted by handicapping models.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Washington's No. 21-rated squad against Los Angeles's No. 2-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Washington rates No. 25 in the league with 5 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 24 with 5.1 per outing.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Lakers own the league's No. 14-rated mark, allowing 95.7 points per game when on the road. Washington, on the other hand, rates No. 22 in home scoring.

Los Angeles lost its last outing, an 88-85 result against the Pistons on March 6. The Lakers failed to cover in that game as a 5.5-point favorite, while the 173 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The Lakers got a terrific 30-point performance from Andrew Bynum but Detroit handed them an 88-85 defeat on Tuesday at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

In their last action, Washington was a 120-100 loser at home against the Warriors. They failed to cover the 1-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (220) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Washington was crushed on Monday, getting run out of the gym by Golden State and falling 120-100 at Verizon Center.

Los Angeles Lakers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 9-1
Before playing Minnesota are 7-3
After playing Detroit are 9-1
After a loss are 7-3

Washington Wizards Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 2-8
Before playing Portland are 7-3
After playing Golden State are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7

A few Lakers at Wizards trends to consider:
LA Lakers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing Washington
LA Lakers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Washington
LA Lakers are 8-3 SU in their last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of the LA Lakers last 7 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 7 games when playing at home against LA Lakers
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 7 games at home
Washington is 7-15 ATS in their last 22 games when playing LA Lakers

Next up:
LA Lakers at Minnesota, Friday, March 9
Washington home to Portland, Saturday, March 10