Washington Wizards at Los Angeles Lakers - 2/22/21 NBA Picks and Prediction

Washington Wizards at Los Angeles Lakers - 2/22/21 NBA Picks and Prediction Photo by Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Lakers (22-9) vs Washington Wizards (10-17)

Game Info: Monday, February 22, 2021 at 10:00 pm (Staples Center)

Betting Odds: Los Angeles Lakers -7 -- Over/Under: 225.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Washington Wizards and Los Angeles Lakers meet Monday in NBA action at the Staples Center.

The Washington Wizards look to build on their four-game winning streak. The Washington Wizards are averaging 114 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 119.1 points on 47.3 percent shooting. Bradley Beal is averaging 32.9 points and 5.2 rebounds while Russell Westbrook is averaging 19.3 points and 9.7 assists. Rui Hachimura is the third double-digit scorer and Davis Bertans is grabbing 3.2 rebounds. The Washington Wizards are shooting 33.9 percent from beyond the arc and 76.2 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Wizards are allowing 38.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.8 rebounds per game.

The Los Angeles Lakers need a win after losing three of their last four games. The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 111.8 points on 48.4 percent shooting and allowing 105.5 points on 44.9 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 25.6 points and 8.2 rebounds while Anthony Davis is averaging 22.5 points and three assists. Dennis Schroder is the third double-digit scorer and Montrezl Harrell is grabbing 6.4 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 75.3 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 35 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.2 rebounds per game.

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The Wizards are 10-2 ATS in their last 12 Monday games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Lakers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The under is 7-3 in Wizards last 10 overall. The under is 20-9 in Lakers last 29 overall. The under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.

Don't look now, but the Washington Wizards have won four straight, and they're winning their last five games by an average of 3.2 points while allowing 43 percent shooting from the field. The Los Angeles Lakers have yet to close games without AD, and we can't ignore the week before that when they were going to overtime against subpar teams. The Lakers feel like a team going though the motions right now. I'll take my chances with the Wizards and the free points.

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Randy’s Pick Washington Wizards +7

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