Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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The Washington Wizards head to Staples Center to take on the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday, March 28, 2017. The opening line for this game has Washington as 9 point favorites.
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The Wizards come into this game with an overall record of 45-28. They are 1st in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 2.4 as they are averaging 109.2 points per game while giving up 106.8 per contest. The Lakers have an overall record of 21-52. They currently are 5th in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 104.6 points per game and surrendering 112.1, good for a point differential of -7.5.
Valuable Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 38-34-1 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 45-27-1 against the over/under
Important Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 31-40-2 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 41-31-1 against the over/under
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
03/25/17 G Bojan Bogdanovic Back "?" Tuesday vs. LA Lakers
Key Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
03/26/17 F Brandon Ingram Knee "?" Tuesday vs. Washington
03/15/17 F Luol Deng None out for season
03/14/17 C Timofey Mozgov None out for season
John Wall comes into this game averaging 23 points per contest while playing 36.5 minutes per night so far this year for the Wizards. He pulls down 4.2 rebounds per contest and dishes out 10.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 81%. Bradley Beal averages 23.1 points per game in 34.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.5 assists per contest and 3.2 rebounds per game for Washington. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
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Jordan Clarkson averages 14.7 points per game while playing 28.8 minutes per contest this year for the Lakers. He grabs 3 rebounds per game and has 2.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 80%. Julius Randle averages 13.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.7 rebounds per contest and 3.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 72%.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington averages 109.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 5th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.38 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 3rd. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 8th in the league. They average 43.1 rebounds per game and 24.1 assists per game which ranks them 22nd and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 13th with 14.1 per game. The Wizards allow 106.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 25th and 18th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.1 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 22.8 assists per contest which puts them in 16th place in the league. They force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles averages 104.6 points per game this year which ranks them 17th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -7.41 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 21st spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 21st in the NBA. They average 43.5 rebounds per game and 20.8 assists per contest which ranks them 16th and 26th respectively. In the turnover department the Lakers rank 7th with 15.1 per game. The Lakers allow 112.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 28th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 30th and 25th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 44.9 rebounds a game which ranks 25th and they give up 25.6 assists per contest which puts them in 30th place in the league. The Lakers force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the NBA.
The Wizards have an offensive rating of 111 and a defensive rating of 108.6. In terms of pace they average 97.4 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 28% of their shots. Washington turns the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Lakers rating on offense is 105.9 and they have a defensive rating of 113.4. They get 98.7 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 30% of their shot attempts. Los Angeles turns the ball over on 13.4 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.8 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 54%.
Who will win tonight's Wizards/Lakers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Washington -9
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