Thursday, February 2, 2017
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The Los Angeles Lakers travel to Verizon Center to play the Washington Wizards on Thursday, February 2, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Washington as 7 point favorites.
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The Lakers come into this game with an overall record of 17-34. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -6.2 as they are averaging 104.0 points per game while giving up 110.2 per contest. The Wizards have an overall record of 28-20. They currently are 1st in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 106.9 points per game and surrendering 105.0, good for a point differential of 1.9.
Jordan Clarkson comes into this contest averaging 13.9 points per game while playing 27.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Lakers. He pulls down 2.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 79%. Lou Williams averages 18.3 points per game in 24.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.1 assists per contest and 2.4 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 88%.
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John Wall averages 22.7 points per game while playing 36.2 minutes per contest this year for the Wizards. He grabs 4.5 rebounds per game and has 10.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%. Bradley Beal averages 22 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.8 rebounds per contest and 3.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Los Angeles averages 104 points per contest this season which ranks them 19th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -6.2 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 21st. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 21st in the league. They average 51.9 rebounds per game and 20.6 assists per game which ranks them 16th and 26th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 24th with 15.2 per game. The Lakers allow 110.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 30th and 23rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.4 rebounds a game which ranks 20th and they give up 24.9 assists per contest which puts them in 30th place in the league. They force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the league.
Washington averages 106.9 points per game this year which ranks them 10th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.9 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them sitting in the 3rd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 6th in the NBA. They average 50.2 rebounds per game and 23.4 assists per contest which ranks them 25th and 9th respectively. In the turnover department the Wizards rank 20th with 14.4 per game. The Wizards allow 105 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 21st and 18th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 22.8 assists per contest which puts them in 17th place in the league. The Wizards force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the NBA.
The Lakers have an offensive rating of 106.3 and a defensive rating of 112.7. In terms of pace they average 97.8 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. Los Angeles turns the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%.
The Wizards rating on offense is 109.8 and they have a defensive rating of 107.9. They get 96.7 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 53%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 27% of their shot attempts. Washington turns the ball over on 13.2 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 23-27-1 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 27-23-1 against the over/under
Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 29-19-0 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 29-19-0 against the over/under
Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
01/28/17 F Julius Randle Pneumonia out indefinitely
Washington Wizards Injuries
12/09/16 C Ian Mahinmi Knee out indefinitely
11/25/16 F Danuel House Wrist out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Washington -7
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