Washington Wizards vs Los Angeles Lakers Expert NBA Picks 11/29/2019
Game: Washington Wizards vs Los Angeles Lakers
Date: Friday, November 29, 2019
Location: Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA
TV: NBA TV
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles -13
Bradley Beal and the Washington Wizards (6-10, 3rd in the Southeast Division) are headed to Staples Center on Friday where they'll meet the Los Angeles Lakers (16-2, 1st in the Pacific Division). Los Angeles opens this matchup as 13 point favorites. The total opens at 224.5.
The Wizards cover the spread 66.7% of the time, having gone 10-5-1 ATS. Los Angeles is covering 55.6% of the time, going 10-8-0 against the spread.
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
11/27/2019 C.J SF Wrist Expected to be out until at least Dec 3
11/24/2019 Ian Mahinmi C Achilles Expected to be out until at least Dec 1
7/23/2019 John Wall PG Achilles Expected to be out until at least May 1
Key Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
11/21/2019 Avery Bradley PG Lower Leg Expected to be out until at least Nov 29
8/15/2019 DeMarcus Cousins C Knee Expected to be out until at least May 15
Bradley Beal comes into this game averaging 28.9 points per contest while playing 37.0 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 7.0 assists per game. His FG percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is 82%. Thomas Bryant averages 14.8 points per contest in 28.6 minutes per game. He averages 2.6 assists per game and 8.8 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 58% for the season while his free throw percentage is 78%.
LeBron James scores 25.8 points per contest while playing 35.3 minutes per game. He hauls in 7.3 rebounds per contest and has 11.0 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 68%. Anthony Davis averages 26.1 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 34.9 minutes per game. He also brings in 9.0 rebounds per game and has 3.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 88%.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington averages 119.4 points per contest, which is 1st in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.4 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 1st. From 3-point territory they shoot 38%, which is good for 6th in the NBA. They average 41.8 boards per contest and 28.8 assists per game, which ranks them 28th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 22nd with 14.6 per game. The Wizards allow 120.8 points per contest, which is 30th in the NBA. They also surrender a 49% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 30th and 24th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 46.1 rebounds a game which ranks 19th, and they allow 26.4 assists per game which puts them in 29th place in the league. They force 15.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles is 12th in the NBA with 112.2 points per contest this season. They are 2nd in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 8.61. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 14th in the league. They are 19th in the NBA in rebounding with 44.7 boards per contest and 4th in assists per game with 26.5. The Lakers are 20th in turnovers per contest with 14.9. The Lakers give up 103.6 points per game, which ranks them 3rd in the league. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 7th and 8th in those defensive statistics. They rank 10th with 23.1 dimes allowed per game and 5th with 42.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Lakers are 27th in the league in forcing turnovers with 17.1 per contest this year.
The Wizards are 2nd in the league in defensive rating with 115.6, and their offensive rating of 114.3 is ranked 30th. They are 4th in the NBA in pace with 104.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 2nd. As a unit they are 3rd in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 16th in the NBA. Washington is 23rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 56%, which is 2nd in the NBA.
Los Angeles is 17th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 24th in the league. The Lakers are 7th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111.3, and their defensive rating of 102.7 is ranked 2nd. In terms of pace they are 20th in the league with 100.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 6th. As a team they are 9th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 25th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Wizards/Lakers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Los Angeles -13
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