Los Angeles Lakers vs. Washington Wizards: 2/22/2021 Matchup Betting Preview, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on February 22, 2021

The Washington Wizards (10-17) are 6.5-point underdogs as they look to continue a four-game win streak when they visit the Los Angeles Lakers (22-9) on Monday, February 22, 2021 at Staples Center. The contest airs at 10:00 PM ET on NBA TV. The point total in the matchup is set at 226.

Betting Information

Lakers vs Wizards Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Lakers -6.5 -110 -110 226 -110 -110
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Head to Head

Washington has taken six of its last 10 head-to-head matchups against Los Angeles. The Lakers have a 1-0 record against the spread when facing the Wizards.

Lakers vs Wizards in 2020-21
Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
11/29/2019 Lakers Lakers -11.5 236.5 -810 569 Regular Season 125-103 LAL
3/26/2019 Lakers Regular Season 124-106 LAL
12/16/2018 Wizards Regular Season 128-110 WAS
11/9/2017 Wizards Regular Season 111-95 WAS
10/25/2017 Lakers Regular Season 102-99 LAL
3/28/2017 Lakers Regular Season 119-108 WAS
2/2/2017 Wizards Regular Season 116-108 WAS
3/27/2016 Lakers Regular Season 101-88 WAS
12/2/2015 Wizards Regular Season 108-104 LAL
1/27/2015 Lakers Regular Season 98-92 WAS

Lakers Betting Information

  • Los Angeles has struggled against the spread, going 14-17 on the year.
  • The Lakers have struggled to cover, going just 8-10 ATS when favored by at least 6.5 points.
  • Los Angeles and its opponents have covered the over/under in just 12 of 31 games this season (38.7%).
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Wizards Betting Information

  • Washington has covered the spread in less than half of its games, going 13-14 ATS.
  • When they are at least 6.5-point underdogs, the Wizards have not fared well, going 0-1 against the spread.
  • Washington has combined with its opponents to hit the over in 51.9% of matchups this season (14 out of 27 contests).
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Over/Under Analysis

  • In 32.3% of their opportunities this season (10 of 31 chances), the Lakers and their opponents have scored more than this matchup’s over/under of 226 points.
  • Washington has combined with its opponents to score at least 226 points in 15 of 27 outings (55.6%) this year.
  • The Lakers and the Wizards combine to average 0.2 fewer points per game than the total of 226 set for this game.
  • The Lakers and the Wizards have seen their opponents average a combined 1.4 less points per game than the point total of 226 set for this outing.
  • The average point total for Lakers games this year is 8.7 fewer points than the over/under of 226 in this matchup.
  • Wizards games this year have averaged a total of 233.2 points, 7.2 more than the point total in this matchup.
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Lakers Leaders

  • LeBron James leads the Lakers in points and assists. He averages 25.6 points per game while also adding 7.9 assists.
  • Los Angeles is led in rebounds by Anthony Davis’ 8.4 per game.
  • James is the top three-point shooter for the Lakers, hitting 2.4 per game.
  • Davis leads Los Angeles in both blocks and steals, averaging 1.8 blocks and 1.4 steals per game.

Wizards Leaders

  • Russell Westbrook averages 9.5 rebounds per game, 9.7 assists per game, and 19.3 points per game, putting him in the top spot on the Wizards in both rebounds and assists.
  • Bradley Beal has the title of Washington’s top scorer by putting up 32.9 points per game.
  • Davis Bertans leads the Wizards in shooting from beyond the arc, averaging 2.9 made threes per game.
  • Beal is at the top of Washington’s steals hierarchy with 1.4 steals per game and Alex Len leads the squad in blocks with 1.1 per game.
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