Los Angeles Lakers vs Washington Wizards NBA Odds and Predictions: Lakers vs Wizards
The Los Angeles Lakers is set to face a feeble challenge when they face Washington Wizards on 22nd February in Staples Center.
The Wizards have a lot to ponder about but will take a lot of confidence after being involved in a winning streak. The side would be hoping to carry that for the rest of the season.
On the other hand, the giant Lakers are in cruise control mode despite losing their last two games. Even though the Lakers are favored in the odds and predictions, Wizards are pressure free and will be looking to deliver something special on Monday night.
Los Angeles Lakers vs Washington Wizards NBA Odds and Predictions Summary
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Los Angeles Lakers vs Washington Wizards NBA Odds and Predictions: Recent form
The Los Angeles Lakers are in complete control of the campaign so far. But their only concern has been the unexpected losses that has stopped them climb to the top of the table.
The main highlight of this campaign has been the 11-match winning streak that did a world of good to their confidence and in turn helped them remain as one of the hot contenders. They also got a huge boost when they notched up 7 victories in 8 games at the start of February.
Since then, the absence of Anthony Davis has haunted them with the side losing to Nuggets, Nets and most recently against Heat. They have still managed to hang on to 2nd spot in Western conference.
Washington Wizards’ campaign is in complete tatters with the side struggling to string any sort of momentum so far. Their ill-fate was evident when they struggled to get a win under their belt initially. It was not until the 6th game against Timberwolves that they tasted victory.
They have so far achieved 10 victories but have been on the wrong side of the result on 7 occasions so far. In the last 5 outings, they have managed to win against the likes of Celtics, Rockets, Nuggets and Wizards with the only loss coming against Knicks.
This 4-match winning streak has created a winning momentum that they will savor for the rest of the season.
Los Angeles Lakers vs Washington Wizards NBA Odds and Predictions: Head-to-head:
Regular season (194 games): Wizards – 74 wins, Lakers – 120 wins.
Playoffs played (6 games): Wizards – 2 wins, Lakers – 4 wins.
Previous meeting: Lakers won 125-103 on 29th November 2019 in a regular season fixture.
Los Angeles Lakers vs Washington Wizards NBA Odds and Predictions: Players to watch out
LeBron James who plays as the small forward has averaged 25.6 points and is involved in 7.9 assists per game. He picked up 19 points and 9 assists against Heat.
His partner Anthony Davis is out for another 4 weeks after picking up an injury. Montrezl Harrell who has played at the center position has been a solid candidate for the side with an average of 13.4 points and 6.4 rebounds per game this season.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope pitched in with 11 points whereas Kyle Kuzma is doing a great job with 23 points in his last game. The small forward has also enjoyed an efficiency rating of 13.28 in this season.
Rui Hachimura is the power forward in the side with an efficiency rating of 12.98 and average of 13.4 points in every outing so far. He was one of the key contributors in the last game as he accumulated 17 points along with 7 rebounds.
Russell Westbrook is an important point guard with a field goal success of 45.2% and a 3-pointer conversion of 28.8% so far. He provided with 27 points and 13 assists against Trail Blazers. Alex Len who has played at the center position has tons of experience in NBA with an average of 7.4 points and 4.1 rebounds per game in his career.
Bradley Beal is another important key guard who averages close to 32.9 points in every outing.
Los Angeles Lakers vs Washington Wizards NBA Odds and Predictions: Odds and predictions
The odds and predictions for this battle between Lakers and Wizards would be interesting to look at. The Lakers are in pole position in this championship whereas Wizards are looking for some sort of revamp after this season. Premium platforms like Oddschecker and SMarkets have also shared the same in their outright predictions.
Looking at FiveThirtyEight, they have gone on to pick Los Angeles Lakers to start as favorites with the away team getting just 20% to secure a big victory on Monday night. Another platform has also gone on to give odds of 2/5 to the Lakers while the Wizards are in with an outside chance of 11/5.