Los Angeles Lakers at Washington Wizards NBA Picks & Predictions 11/9/2017
Thursday, November 9, 2017
Capital One Arena
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The Los Angeles Lakers head to Capital One Arena to take on the Washington Wizards on Thursday, November 9, 2017. The opening line for this game has Washington as 9.5 point favorites.
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The Lakers come into this game with an overall record of 5-5. They are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.8 as they are averaging 106.5 points per game while giving up 107.3 per contest. The Wizards have an overall record of 5-5. They currently are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 111.4 points per game and surrendering 109.6, good for a point differential of 1.8.
Valuable Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 6-4-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 5-5-0 against the over/under
Important Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 4-6-0 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 5-5-0 against the over/under
Key Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
11/08/17 G Kentavious Caldwell-Pope Undisclosed is probable Wednesday vs. Boston
11/05/17 C Andrew Bogut Back is "?" Wednesday vs. Boston
11/02/17 F Larry Nance Jr. Thumb is out indefinitely
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
No key injuries to report
Jordan Clarkson comes into this game averaging 15.1 points per contest while playing 20.5 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 2.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is 82%. Lonzo Ball averages 8.8 points per contest in 33 minutes per game this year. He averages 6.9 assists per game and 6.4 rebounds per contest for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 30% for the season while his free throw percentage is 54%.
John Wall has scored 20.8 points per contest while playing 35.8 minutes per game this season for the Wizards. He hauls in 3.3 rebounds per contest and has 10.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 70%. Bradley Beal averages 25.4 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 34.6 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.6 rebounds per game and 3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles averages 106.5 points per contest this year, which is 13th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.8 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 8th. From 3-point territory they shoot 31%, which is good for 30th in the NBA. They average 46.1 boards per contest and 23.1 assists per game, which ranks them 9th and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 2nd with 17.5 per game. The Lakers allow 107.3 points per contest which is 20th in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 14th and 5th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 45.2 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd, and they allow 22 assists per game which puts them in 13th place in the league. They force 15.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington is 3rd in the NBA with 111.4 points per contest this season. They are 12th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 1.8. They shoot 38% from beyond the arc, which is good for 9th in the league. They are 17th in the NBA in rebounding with 42.9 boards per contest and 8th in assists per game with 23.3. The Wizards are 22nd in turnovers per contest with 14.9. The Wizards give up 109.6 points per game, which ranks them 24th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 48% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 26th and 7th in those defensive statistics. They rank 19th with 23 dimes allowed per game and 17th with 44.2 boards surrendered per contest. The Wizards are 27th in the league in forcing turnovers with 16.9 per contest this year.
The Lakers are 26th in the league in defensive rating with 102.8, and their offensive rating of 102 is ranked 26th. They are 3rd in the NBA in pace with 103.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 18th. As a unit they are 18th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shot attempts, ranking 28th in the NBA. Los Angeles is 4th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 21st in the NBA.
Washington is 26th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 8th in the NBA. The Wizards are 8th in the league in defensive rating with 108.3, and their offensive rating of 110.1 is ranked 11th. They are 9th in the NBA in pace with 100.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 13th. As a unit they are 9th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 21st in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Lakers/Wizards NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles +9.5
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