Los Angeles Lakers at Washington Wizards NBA Picks & Predictions 12/16/2018
Sunday, December 16, 2018
Capital One Arena
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The Los Angeles Lakers head to Capital One Arena to take on the Washington Wizards on Sunday, December 16, 2018. The opening line for this game has Los Angeles as 1 point favorites.
The Lakers have a record of 17-11. They are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They have a point differential of 1.6 as they average 113.0 points per game while giving up 111.4 per contest. The Wizards have an overall record of 11-18 this season. They are 4th in the Southeast Division. They average 112.3 points per game and surrender 117.2, good for a point differential of -4.9.
Valuable Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 11-16-1 against the spread this season
The Los Angeles Lakers are 11-17-0 against the over/under this year
Important Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 10-18-1 against the spread this season
The Washington Wizards are 18-11-0 against the over/under this year
Key Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
12/15/18 SF Michael Beasley Personal is downgraded to out Saturday vs Charlotte
12/08/18 SF Brandon Ingram Ankle is out indefinitely
11/15/18 PG Rajon Rondo Hand is out indefinitely
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
12/14/18 SF Otto Porter Jr. Knee is questionable Sunday vs LA Lakers
11/28/18 C Dwight Howard Gluteus is out indefinitely
LeBron James averages 28.4 points per contest in 35.0 minutes per game this year. He averages 7.0 assists per game and 7.6 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 53% for the season while his free throw percentage is 69%. Kyle Kuzma comes into this game averaging 18.1 points per contest while playing 32.0 minutes per night. He grabs 5.7 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is 76%.
John Wall averages 20.8 points per game and he sees the court an average of 34.5 minutes per game. He also hauls in 3.5 rebounds per game and dishes 8.7 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 67%. Bradley Beal scores 23.1 points per contest while playing 35.9 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.3 rebounds per contest and has 4.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Lakers allow 111.4 points per contest which is 20th in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 9th and 12th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 46.4 rebounds a game which ranks 26th, and they allow 23.5 assists per game which puts them in 12th place in the league. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the NBA. Los Angeles averages 113.0 points per contest, which is 9th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.6 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 6th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 19th in the NBA. They average 46.0 boards per contest and 23.9 assists per game, which ranks them 11th and 17th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 7th with 15.1 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wizards give up 117.2 points per game, which ranks them 29th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 23rd and 28th in those defensive statistics. They rank 27th with 25.6 dimes allowed per game and 29th with 48.6 boards surrendered per contest. The Wizards are 26th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.8 per contest. Washington is 10th in the NBA with 112.3 points per contest this season. They are 12th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -4.9. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 27th in the league. They are 28th in the NBA in rebounding with 40.2 boards per contest and 13th in assists per game with 24.5. The Wizards are 23rd in turnovers per contest with 13.3.
The Lakers are 16th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.9, and their defensive rating of 108.4 is ranked 11th. In terms of pace they are 5th in the league with 102.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 6th. As a team they are 14th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 19th in the league. Los Angeles is 9th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 23rd in the league.
Washington is 26th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 6th in the NBA. The Wizards are 17th in the league in defensive rating with 114.5, and their offensive rating of 109.7 is ranked 29th. They are 8th in the NBA in pace with 101.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 13th. As a unit they are 17th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 11th in the NBA.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Washington +1 and under 231.5 total points
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