Wizards vs Lakers Prediction NBA Picks 2/29/24

Los Angeles Lakers (32-28) vs Washington Wizards (9-49)

Game Info: Thursday, February 29, 2024 at 10:30 pm (Crypto.com Arena)

Betting Odds: Los Angeles Lakers -9.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Washington Wizards are still looking for their first win since January 29. The Los Angeles Lakers look for a win after winning 9 of their last 12 games. Let’s preview this game and give out a Washington Wizards vs Los Angeles Lakers prediction.

Washington Wizards Betting Preview

The Washington Wizards recently lost to the Nuggets, Thunder, Cavs and Warriors. The Washington Wizards are averaging 114.3 points on 47.1 percent shooting and allowing 124.2 points on 50 percent shooting. Kyle Kuzma is averaging 22.1 points and 6.5 rebounds, while Jordan Poole is averaging 16 points and 3.7 assists. Marvin Bagley III is the third double-digit scorer, and Deni Avdija is grabbing 6.5 rebounds. The Washington Wizards are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 76.3 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Wizards are allowing 37 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.8 rebounds per game.

Los Angeles Lakers Betting Preview

The Los Angeles Lakers are coming off a loss to the Suns and a win over Clippers. The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 116.9 points on 49.5 percent shooting and allowing 117.4 points on 47.1 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 25 points and 7.2 rebounds, while Anthony Davis is averaging 24.9 points and 12.3 rebounds. D’Angelo Russell is the third double-digit scorer and Austin Reaves is grabbing 3.9 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 37 percent from beyond the arc and 77.2 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 37.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.6 rebounds per game.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Lakers rank 30th in the league for offensive rebounds per game this season (8.2).
  • The Lakers rank 30th in the league for three-point field goal attempts per game this season (30.9).
  • The Wizards rank 30th in the league for opponent points per game this season (124.2).
  • The Wizards rank 30th in the league for opponent assists per game this season (30.2).

Washington Wizards vs Los Angeles Lakers prediction

The Los Angeles Lakers are on the end of a back to back, so it's going to be worth checking the injury report before locking in any bets. Still, even without a line, it's hard to make a case for the Wizards. The Washington Wizards haven't won a game in a month, and they're still not playing defense. The Wizards are also 27-29-2 ATS on the season, despite being big underdogs on a nightly basis. The Lakers need to take advantage of games like this if they're going to keep pace in the play-in standings. There are no excuses, honestly. Give me the Lakers and whatever the line is. 

Randy’s Pick Los Angeles Lakers -9.5

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