Expect a fast-paced game when the Los Angeles Lakers (5-6), 10-point underdogs, head to Washington to play the Wizards (5-5). The game’s Over/Under (O/U) opened at 220.5 points and action gets underway at 7 p.m. ET on Thursday, November 9, 2017.
Los Angeles Lakers vs. Washington Wizards ATS Odds
Both teams fell in their last matchup. The Wizards fell to the Dallas Mavericks, 113-99, while the Lakers were defeated by the Boston Celtics, 107-96.
Los Angeles held Boston to an effective field goal percentage of 0.423 (below their season average of 0.514) while Washington did a fantastic job of getting to and converting from the free throw line (25-32; 78.1 percent). John Wall played well for Washington with 23 points and 14 assists. Julius Randle had a solid performance for Los Angeles, contributing 16 points and 12 rebounds.
There should be a fair amount of transition offense in this battle that features a pair of the NBA’s more up-and-down teams. Washington currently ranks fifth in possessions per game (103.2) and Los Angeles is second (106.1).
Games featuring the Lakers have no tendency in regards to the total, as there has been an even split between games finishing over and under. Los Angeles heads into the contest with records of 5-6 straight up (SU) and 6-4 against the spread (ATS).
Wizards games also have no tendency in regards to the total, as there has been an even split between games finishing over and under. Further, Washington owns records of 5-5 SU and 4-6 ATS.
Brandon Ingram and Jordan Clarkson have played well over the last five games for Los Angeles. Ingram has averaged 16.2 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.2 steals per game, while Clarkson has put up 14.6 points and 4.0 assists a game during that span.
In their first matchup this year, Ingram led the Lakers to a 102-99 victory. He recorded a double-double with 19 points and 10 rebounds. Los Angeles was unable to cover as a 5.5-point favorite and the two teams combined to score 201 points, which was well under the projected point total of 229.5. Los Angeles’ effective field goal percentage was its biggest advantage over Washington. The Lakers had a rate of 0.484 while the Wizards posted a mark of 0.442.
Los Angeles Lakers at Washington Wizards ATS Pick
Predictions: SU Winner – Lakers, ATS Winner – Lakers, O/U – Over
The Wizards rank 10th in second chance points per game (13.4) while the Lakers rank 14th in second chance points allowed per game (12.5).
Washington averages 19.9 points off turnovers per game, which ranks fifth in the NBA. Los Angeles ranks 27th in points off turnovers allowed per game (21.3).
The Lakers rank second in fast break points per game (15.4) while the Wizards rank 17th in fast break points allowed per game (12.3).
Los Angeles averages 5.7 blocks per game, which ranks fourth in the league. Washington ranks 18th in blocks allowed per game (5.4).
Washington ranks 20th in three pointers attempted per game (26.8) while Los Angeles ranks 26th (23.6).
The Lakers average 56.0 points in the paint per game, which ranks first in the league. The Wizards rank 22nd in points allowed in the paint per game (48.6).
The Lakers average 46.3 rebounds per game, which ranks seventh in the NBA. The Wizards rank 16th in rebounds allowed per game (44.2).
Los Angeles ranks 13th in assists per game (22.5) while Washington ranks 16th in assists allowed per game (23.0).
Washington ranks ninth in steals per game (8.4) while Los Angeles ranks 24th in steals allowed per game (9.3).
Washington is 2-0 when they allow less than 100 points, while Los Angeles is 2-1.
The Lakers are 5-2 when they score more than 100 points, while the Wizards are 5-3.
Los Angeles is 2-1 ATS on the road, while Washington is 0-5 ATS at home.
Of the Lakers’ 3 road games, they have 2 overs and 1 under.
In 5 home games, the Wizards have 4 overs and 1 under.
The Lakers are 4-1 ATS over their last five games, while the Wizards are 2-3.
In their last five games, Los Angeles has 3 overs and 2 unders, while Washington has 3 unders and 2 overs.
The Lakers have outscored opponents by an average of 4.6 points in their last five games. For the season, Los Angeles has been defeated by an average of 1.7 points.
During their last five games, the Wizards have scored an average of 110.8 points per game (0.6 below their season average) and allowed an average of 108.8 points per game (0.8 below their season average).