Wednesday, December 2, 2015
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The Los Angeles Lakers travel to Verizon Center to play the Washington Wizards on Wednesday, December 2, 2015. The opening line for this game has Washington as 10 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 205.
The Lakers come into this game with an overall record of 2-14 and a road record of 1-8. They are 5th in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -8.9 as they are averaging 97.1 points per game while giving up 106 per contest. The Wizards have an overall record of 6-8 and a home record of 3-4. They currently are 5th in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 99.2 points per game and surrendering 105.1, good for a point differential of -5.9.
Kobe Bryant comes into this contest averaging 15.5 points per game while playing 31.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Lakers. He pulls down 4.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 31% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Jordan Clarkson averages 15.6 points per game in 31.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.4 assists per contest and 3.4 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%.
John Wall averages 16.1 points per game while playing 33 minutes per contest this year for the Wizards. He grabs 3.5 rebounds per game and has 7.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage currently is at 73%. Bradley Beal averages 19.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.3 rebounds per contest and 2.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Los Angeles averages 97.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 21st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -8.9 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team which has them ranked 30th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 25th in the league. They average 53.4 rebounds per game and 18.6 assists per game which ranks them 12th and 27th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 10th with 14.4 per game. The Lakers allow 106 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 20th and 12th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 56 rebounds a game which ranks 28th and they give up 23.4 assists per contest which puts them in 25th place in the league. They force 12.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the league.
Washington averages 99.2 points per game this year which ranks them 18th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -5.9 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 22nd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 15th in the NBA. They average 51.1 rebounds per game and 21.9 assists per contest which ranks them 24th and 11th respectively. In the turnover department the Wizards rank 26th with 16.6 per game. The Wizards allow 105.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 40% average from behind the arc ranking them 25th and 29th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 53 rebounds a game which ranks 18th and they give up 24 assists per contest which puts them in 27th place in the league. The Wizards force 16.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the NBA.
Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 5-11-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 6-10-0 against the over/under
Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 6-8-0 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 8-6-0 against the over/under
Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
11/30/15 G Louis Williams Personal probable Tuesday vs. Philadelphia
Washington Wizards Injuries
11/30/15 PG Gary Neal Groin is downgraded to expected to miss Tuesday vs. Cleveland
11/30/15 F Nene Calf out indefinitely
11/29/15 G Bradley Beal Ankle injured last game, probable Tuesday vs. Cleveland
11/28/15 F Drew Gooden Calf "?" Tuesday vs. Cleveland
10/26/15 G Alan Anderson Ankle out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Washington
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