Los Angeles Lakers at Washington Wizards - 3/19/22 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Washington Wizards (29-40) vs Los Angeles Lakers (30-40)
Game Info: Saturday, March 19, 2022 at 8:00 pm (Capital One Arena)
Betting Odds: Washington Wizards -1.5 -- Over/Under: 230.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Los Angeles Lakers and Washington Wizards meet Saturday in NBA action at the Capital One Arena. The Los Angeles Lakers need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Washington Wizards look to snap a six-game losing streak.
The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 110.9 points on 46.4 percent shooting and allowing 113.7 points on 46.3 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 29.5 points and 8.1 rebounds, while Anthony Davis is averaging 23.1 points and 9.7 rebounds. Russell Westbrook is the third double-digit scorer and Carmelo Anthony is grabbing 4.2 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 34.7 percent from beyond the arc and 72.7 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 35 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.2 rebounds per game.
The Washington Wizards are averaging 108.4 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allowing 111.6 points on 46.3 percent shooting. Kristaps Porzingis is averaging 19.8 points and 7 rebounds, while Kyle Kuzma is averaging 17.1 points and 3.4 assists. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is the third double-digit scorer, and Ish Smith is dishing 5.1 assists. The Washington Wizards are shooting 33.9 percent from beyond the arc and 78.3 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Wizards are allowing 35.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.3 rebounds per game.
The Lakers are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 road games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Wizards are 4-14-1 ATS in their last 19 home games and 15-35-2 ATS in their last 52 games overall. The over is 7-3 in Lakers last 10 road games. The over is 18-7-1 in Wizards last 26 home games.
Two teams that struggle defensively as it is, and they're both on the end of a back to back. Expect tired legs and not a lot of effort on the defensive side of the court. The over has hit in five of the last seven games for the Lakers. The over has also hit in 13 of the last 16 games for the Wizards. Massive total for a reason here, but I'll still side with the over for the reasons already listed.
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Randy’s Pick Over 230.5
AUTHOR: Randy Chambers
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