At 7:00 ET, the 43-33 Los Angeles Lakers (-949) will travel to take on the 15-61 Washington Wizards (+615). The Lakers are currently 12.5 point favorites (-12.5) and have won two straight games. This non-conference matchup will be played at Capital One Arena in Washington and can be seen on MNMT.

The over/under line for this game is currently sitting at 234 points. Los Angeles is 9th in the Western Conference and 4th in the Pacific Division, while Washington is 14th in the Eastern Conference and 5th in the Southeast Division.


The Pick: Washington Wizards +12.5

This game will be played at Capital One Arena at 7:00 ET on Wednesday, April 3rd.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 121-111 in favor of the Lakers.
  • Our projections have LeBron James finishing with LeBron James points, 7 rebounds and 8 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Lakers finishing with a field goal percentage of 50.0% and knocking down 13 threes.

Can the Lakers Pull Off a Win at Washington?

In their last game, the Lakers defeated the Raptors by a score of 128-111. They were favored by 13.5 points going into the game, giving them an ATS win. The O/U line for the game was 235.5.

This season, the Lakers have an O/U record of 43-33, and their games have averaged a combined 235.2 points per game. Today’s O/U line is set at 234.

Los Angeles has won two straight games and is currently 9th in the Western Conference with a record of 43-33. Against other Western Conference teams, they are 25-23 compared to 18-10 in non-conference games.

On the road, the Lakers are 16-21 for the season. Their straight-up road record is 16-21, and they have covered the spread in two straight road games. As the favorite, they are 29-13 this season and have gone 19-23 ATS as the favorite.

Looking at their ATS record for the season, the Lakers are 36-40, and they have covered the spread in four straight games. Today, they are favored by 12.5 points.

When it comes to scoring, the Lakers are 7th in the NBA at 117.8 points per game. On the road, they are averaging 116.4 points per game (8th).

Los Angeles is 3rd in the league in pace at 101.2 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, they are 3rd in the NBA at 49%.

Despite being 6th in assists, the Lakers are last in offensive rebounds at just 8.2 per game. In terms of free throws, they are 6th in makes (18.7) and 3rd in attempts (24.1).

So far, the Lakers defense is giving up 117.4 points per contest, which has them sitting 23rd in the NBA. One thing to note, is they have given up more points than their season average in two straight matchups. Inside the arc, the Lakers defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 54.2% and 37.2% from three-point territory.

Will the Wizards Exceed Expectations at Home?

In their last game, the Wizards covered the spread as 12.5-point underdogs in a 117-113 win over the Bucks. The combined scoring total of 230 was well above the O/U line of 225.5.

Washington has an O/U record of 38-38 this season, and the over has hit in their last two games. Today’s O/U line is set at 234, and their games have averaged 236.2 points per game.

Looking at their ATS record, the Wizards are 34-41 for the season. This includes a 22-16 record on the road and a 12-25 record at home. As underdogs, they are 33-35 against the spread.

So far, the Wizards are 15-61 on the season, which is 14th in the Eastern Conference. In non-conference games, they are 4-23 compared to 11-38 against the East.

As the underdog, the Wizards have gone 13-56 this season. Today’s game marks the 69th time they have been the underdog, compared to just seven games as the favorite.

For the season, the Wizards have a scoring differential of -9.4 points per game at home and -9.6 points per game on the road.

Heading into tonight’s game, the Wizards are the top team in the league in pace, averaging 102.2 possessions per game. They are also 17th in the league in scoring at 113.3 points per game.

In terms of shooting, Washington is 17th in field goal percentage at 46%. They are also one of the top teams in two-point shooting, making 54% of their attempts, which is 15th in the NBA.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Wizards are 30th in the league at 34%. Overall, they are 21st in three-pointers made per game at 12.2.

Currently, the Wizards’ defense holds the 30th rank in the NBA, allowing 122.8 points per game. The Wizards defense is coming off a game in which they held the Bucks offense to just 50.5% shooting. Overall, they gave up 113 points to Milwaukee.