LA Lakers vs Washington Wizards Prediction NBA Picks 4/3/24

Washington Wizards (14-61) vs LA Lakers (43-33)

Game Info: Wednesday, April 3, 2024 at 7:00 pm (Capital One Arena)

Betting Odds: Washington Wizards +13.5 --- Over/Under: 234.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The LA Lakers and Washington Wizards meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Capital One Arena. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Lakers vs Wizards prediction.

Los Angeles Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers have been in red-hot form as they've won seven of their last eight games overall and they will be aiming for a third straight win after routing the Raptors in a 128-111 road win last night. D'Angelo Russell led the team with 25 points and seven assists, LeBron James added 23 points with nine assists on 10 of 12 shooting while Anthony Davis tallied 21 points with 12 rebounds. As a team, the Lakers shot 51 percent from the field and 18 of 41 from the 3-point line as they set the tone with 34 points in the first quarter to take the lead, before they dominated the third quarter by 36-21 to push the margin out to 33 points and put the game to bed early. The Lakers will meet the Cavaliers after this one.

Washington Wizards

Meanwhile, the Washington Wizards have been in decent shape as they've won four of their last seven games overall and they will be eager to stay hot after snapping a three-game skid with a 117-113 home win over the Bucks last night. Corey Kispert led the team with 27 points on 10 of 18 shooting, Deni Avdija added 23 points with eight rebounds and five assists while Jordan Poole tallied 16 points with 13 assists. As a team, the Wizards shot 50 percent from the field and nine of 38 from the 3-point line as they jumped all over the Bucks early on and poured in 33 points in the third quarter to build a 15-point lead, before they held off a late rally that saw their lead cut to just two points at one stage.

Washington Wizards Player Facts

  • Jordan Poole ranks 6th in the Eastern Conference amongst qualified players for FT% (87.4%) this season.
  • Deni Avdija ranks 16th in the Eastern Conference amongst qualified players for rebounds per game (7.2) this season.

Los Angeles Lakers Player Facts

  • Anthony Davis rank 2nd amongst qualified players for steals + blocks per game (3.5) this season.
  • LeBron James is one of only four qualified players in the league averaging at least 7.0 assists and 7.0 rebounds this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Wizards rank 30th in the league for opponent points per game this season (122.8).
  • The Wizards rank 30th in the league for opponent rebounds per game this season (48.8).
  • The Lakers rank 30th in the league for offensive rebounds per game this season (8.2).
  • The Lakers rank 30th in the league for opponent field goal attempts per game this season (94.1).

Lakers vs Wizards prediction

The Lakers are still missing a few players including Gabe Vincent, Cam Reddish and Christian Wood, while the Wizards are still without Kyle Kuzma, Richaun Holmes and Tyus Jones. The Lakers come into this meeting with plenty of winning momentum and they certainly made it look easy against the Raptors last night. The Wizards have sprung to life with four wins in their past seven outings, and they just took down the Bucks last night. The line is hefty for this one, but even though the Wizards looked great last night, I still think the Lakers should have way too much firepower to let this game slip from them.

Peter’s Pick Los Angeles -13.5

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