At 10:30 ET, the Washington Wizards (9-49) will travel to Los Angeles to take on the Lakers (32-28) at Crypto.com Arena. The Lakers are favored by 9.5 points, and the over/under line is currently set at 241.5.

SN-LA will have TV coverage of this non-conference matchup.

WASHINGTON WIZARDS VS LOS ANGELES LAKERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Los Angeles Lakers -9.5

This game will be played at Crypto.com Arena at 10:30 ET on Thursday, February 29th.

WHY BET THE LOS ANGELES LAKERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 133-101 in favor of the Lakers.
  • Our projections have Anthony Davis finishing with Anthony Davis points, 12 rebounds and 3 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Lakers finishing with a field goal percentage of 48.0% and knocking down 13 threes.

Will Washington Make it Happen on the Road?

The Wizards are 9-49 on the season and are currently on a 12-game losing streak. In the Eastern Conference, they are in 14th place and are 5th in the Southeast Division.

Washington has been the underdog in all but three of their games this season and are 9-46 as the underdog. Today, they are getting 9.5 points against the Lakers.

In terms of their ATS record, the Wizards are 27-30 overall and 19-11 on the road. They have failed to cover the spread in their last three games as the underdog.

On the road, the Wizards have an average scoring differential of -9.0 points per game. Their O/U record on the road is 19-11, and they have hit the under in their last two games.

In their most recent game, the Wizards lost to the Warriors by a score of 123-112. The O/U line for that game was 245 points, and Washington was getting 10.5 points as the underdog.

When it comes to scoring, the Wizards are 18th in the league at 114.3 points per game. However, they have scored less than the NBA average in 53.4% of their games. In their last four games, they have failed to reach their season average.

So far this season, the Wizards have been a better offensive team on the road, averaging 114.8 points compared to 113.8 at home. They are currently 16th in two-point shooting at 54% and 27th in three-point shooting at 34%.

Washington leads the league in pace at 102.7 possessions per game. In terms of assists, they are 9th in the NBA with an average of 28.1 per contest.

As they prepare for the upcoming game, the Wizards is focused on shoring up their defense, as they are currently allowing an average of 124.2 points per game (30th). The Washington defense has allowed opponents to shoot 36.7% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 50.1% of their field goal attempts vs. Washington.

Can Los Angeles Lock in a Home Win?

The Lakers have gone 27-33 against the spread this season, including a 14-15 ATS record at home. As the favorite, their ATS record is 13-18, and they have covered the spread in three straight games.

Los Angeles’ O/U record for the season is 32-28, and the under has hit in their last two games. Today’s O/U line of 241.5 is higher than 54 of their previous games, and their games have averaged 234.2 points.

In their last game, the Lakers defeated the Clippers by a score of 116-112. They were 1.5-point underdogs going into the game. The combined scoring in that game was 228 points.

Overall, the Lakers are 32-28 this season, which puts them in 9th place in the Western Conference. Against the West, they are 22-19 and 7-6 in the Pacific Division.

So far this season, the Lakers are 20-9 at home, and they have won three straight games at home. As the favorite, they are 21-10 and are favored by 9.5 points today.

When playing at home, the Lakers are averaging 117.6 points per game, which is 11th in the NBA. Overall, they are 13th in scoring at 116.9 points per game.

Los Angeles is one of the top teams in the league in terms of field goal percentage, as they are shooting 49% from the field, which is 4th. They are also 6th in pace at 101 possessions per game.

While the Lakers are 7th in two-point field goal percentage at 56%, they are 30th in three-point attempts and 28th in three-point makes. Overall, they are shooting 37% from beyond the arc.

On defense, the Lakers are ranked 18th in the NBA this season. So far, they have given up more points than the NBA scoring average in 55.0% of their games. On two point field goal attempts, the Lakers’ defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 54.1% and allowing 37.5% from beyond the arc.