Washington Wizards at Los Angeles Lakers NBA Picks & Predictions 10/25/2017
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
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The Washington Wizards travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday, October 25, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Washington as 6.5 point favorites.
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The Wizards come into this game with an overall record of 3-0. They are 1st in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 4.7 as they are averaging 114.7 points per game while giving up 110.0 per contest. The Lakers have an overall mark of 1-2. They currently are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 112.0 points per contest and giving up 119.0, which is a point differential of -7.0.
Valuable Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 1-2-0 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 2-1-0 against the over/under
Important Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 1-2-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 2-1-0 against the over/under
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
10/24/17 F Jason Smith Shoulder is "?" Wednesday vs. LA Lakers
10/14/17 F Markieff Morris Groin out indefinitely
Key Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
No key injuries to report
John Wall averages 24.3 points per game in 35.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 10 assists per contest and 3 rebounds per game for Washington. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%. Bradley Beal comes into this contest averaging 23.3 points per game while playing 35.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Wizards. He pulls down 5 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 81%.
Jordan Clarkson averages 19.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 21.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 1.3 rebounds per contest and 2.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 86%. Lonzo Ball averages 13.3 points per game while playing 34.3 minutes per contest this year for the Lakers. He grabs 9.3 rebounds per game and has 8.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 35% and his free throw percentage currently is at 50%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wizards allow 110 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 41% average from behind the arc, ranking them 27th and 27th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 41.7 rebounds a game which ranks 7th, and they give up 23.7 assists per contest which puts them in 25th place in the league. They force 19.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the league. Washington averages 114.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 7th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 4.67 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 11th. Behind the arc they shoot 30% which is good for 24th in the league. They average 42.3 rebounds per game and 23.3 assists per game, which ranks them 22nd and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 25th with 14 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Lakers surrender 119 points per contest, which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 48% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 25th and 25th in those defensive statistics. They rank 16th with 22 assists allowed per contest, and 28th with 50.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Lakers are 23rd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 17.7 per game this season. Los Angeles is 9th in the league with 112 points per game this year. They are 7th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is -7. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 11th in the NBA. They are 16th in the league in rebounding with 44 boards per game and 8th in assists per contest with 23.3. The Lakers are 7th in turnovers per game with 18.7.
The Wizards are 6th in the league in defensive rating with 108.2, and their offensive rating of 112.7 is ranked 11th. They are 13th in the NBA in pace with 101.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 18th. As a unit they are 8th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shot attempts, ranking 23rd in the NBA. Washington is 27th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 5th in the NBA.
Los Angeles is 9th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 6th in the NBA. The Lakers are 22nd in the league in defensive rating with 108.3, and their offensive rating of 101.9 is ranked 10th. They are 1st in the NBA in pace with 109.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 13th. As a unit they are 18th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 25% of their shot attempts, ranking 29th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Wizards/Lakers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Washington -6.5
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