The Washington Wizards battle the Lakers at Staples Center on Friday night a huge underdog. Washington hopes to play well enough to at least cover the spread. Will the Wizards get the cover? Or, will the LA Lakers continue to thrash their opponents on their home court? See below for NBA odds, a preview, and a free pick for Wizards vs Lakers!
Wizards vs Lakers 2019 NBA Odds, Analysis & Prediction
- When: Friday, Nov. 29 at 10:30 pm ET
- Where: Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
- TV: NBA TV
- ATS Odds: Lakers -11 ½
Why the Washington Wizards are a good bet +11 ½?
Washington is 6-10 straight up this season. The Wizards aren’t great at closing. They tend to fall apart towards the end of games. But, they are good at keeping things close enough to cover against the spread. While Washington is 4 games under .500 SU, they are 5 games over .500 against the spread. The Wizards are 10-5-1 ATS. Because they get almost 12 points here, the Wizards can cover.
- Points/G: 118.1
- Field Goal %: 47.7
- 3-Point %: 36.9
- Free Throw %: 79.9
- Rebounds/G: 42.3
- Points/G: 120.1
- Field Goal %: 48.6
- 3-Point %: 36.7
- Free Throw %: 80.4
- Rebounds/G: 46.5
Why the L.A. Lakers are a good bet -11 ½?
The Los Angeles Lakers have dominated this season. L.A. sits on 2 losses with a 16-2 straight up record. The Lakers are 8-1 SU at home. Los Angeles has also won against the spread. The Lakers have a 10-8 ATS record. At home, Los Angeles is 6-3 against the spread. The points are a lot. Los Angeles has covered large spreads all season, though. They should do so again on Nov. 29.
- Points/G: 112.1
- Field Goal %: 47.9
- 3-Point %: 35.9
- Free Throw %: 74.5
- Rebounds/G: 45.2
- Points/G: 103.2
- Field Goal %: 43.9
- 3-Point %: 33.3
- Free Throw %: 79
- Rebounds/G: 42.5
NBA Betting Trends for Washington Wizards vs L.A. Lakers
- Wizards are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games versus a team with a winning percentage above .600
- Washington is 9-3-1 ATS in their last 13 road games
- The total went OVER in 6 of Washington’s last 8 games
- Lakers are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 home games versus a team with a road winning percentage less than .400
- Lakers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games
- The total went OVER in 5 of LA Lakers’ last 6 games against an opponent in the Eastern conference
Wizards vs Lakers Final NBA Betting Analysis
The Los Angeles Lakers could dominate the Washington Wizards on Friday night. But, the Lakers must give up a lot of points, which points to a Wizards cover.
Although Los Angeles is 9-1 SU in their last 10. They’re only 4-6 ATS. The 5-of-6 losses against the spread occurred against mediocre teams. L.A. dropped a couple ATS versus the Oklahoma City Thunder. They lost 1 game against the spread versus the New Orleans Pelicans. On Nov. 15, the Sacramento Kings lost 97-99 versus Los Angeles as a +10 ½ road dog.
This Friday, Los Angeles will beat Washington. The Lakers won’t cover. Take the points on the Wizards to keep this closer than the spread.
NBA Free Pick: Washington Wizards +11 ½