Sunday, March 27, 2016
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The Washington Wizards travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday, March 27, 2016. The opening line for this game has Washington as 6 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 206.
The Wizards come into this game with an overall record of 35-37 and a road record of 16-18. They are 4th in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.1 as they are averaging 103.5 points per game while giving up 104.6 per contest. Washington is 8-6 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 26-21. They are 5-5 in their last 10 games. The Lakers have an overall record of 15-57 and a home record of 10-26. They currently are 5th in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 98.1 points per game and surrendering 106.8, good for a point differential of -8.8. Los Angeles has a division record of 2-12 and a conference record of 7-38. In their last 10 games they are 3-7.
John Wall comes into this contest averaging 20.1 points per game while playing 36.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Wizards. He pulls down 4.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 10.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 79%. Bradley Beal averages 17.7 points per game in 31 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.9 assists per contest and 3.4 rebounds per game for Washington. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Kobe Bryant averages 17.1 points per game while playing 28.8 minutes per contest this year for the Lakers. He grabs 4 rebounds per game and has 3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 36% and his free throw percentage currently is at 81%. Jordan Clarkson averages 15.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.9 rebounds per contest and 2.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Washington averages 103.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 10th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 11th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 7th in the league. They average 50.2 rebounds per game and 24.2 assists per game which ranks them 24th and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 16th with 14.4 per game. The Wizards allow 104.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 25th and 27th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52 rebounds a game which ranks 13th and they give up 22.5 assists per contest which puts them in 19th place in the league. They force 16.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the league.
Los Angeles averages 98.1 points per game this year which ranks them 28th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -8.8 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them sitting in the 30th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 30th in the NBA. They average 51.6 rebounds per game and 18.3 assists per contest which ranks them 18th and 30th respectively. In the turnover department the Lakers rank 11th with 13.7 per game. The Lakers allow 106.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 29th and 11th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 54.7 rebounds a game which ranks 25th and they give up 24.4 assists per contest which puts them in 29th place in the league. The Lakers force 12.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the NBA.
The Wizards average 101.4 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 115.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -4.1 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -3 per contest. The Wizards have an offensive rating of 105 and a defensive rating of 106.1. In terms of pace they average 98.2 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 28% of their shots. Washington turns the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions and they force 14.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Lakers score 97.1 ppg at home and they have averaged 106.3 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -5.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of -6.4 points per game. The Lakers rating on offense is 102.5 and they have a defensive rating of 111.6. They get 95.6 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 47%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 51% and they attempt 3 pointers on 29% of their shot attempts. Los Angeles turns the ball over on 12.5 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.5 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 36-36-0 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 38-32-2 against the over/under
Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 32-39-1 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 33-39-0 against the over/under
Washington Wizards Injuries
03/26/16 G Alan Anderson Groin "?" Sunday vs. LA Lakers
03/26/16 F Markieff Morris Calf injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. LA Lakers
Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
03/26/16 PG D'Angelo Russell Ankle injured last game, doubtful Sunday vs. Washington
03/26/16 F Ryan Kelly Wrist "?" Sunday vs. Washington
03/05/16 F Anthony Brown Foot out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Washington
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