Lakers vs Wizards Prediction: Statistical Analysis
Lakers vs Wizards Prediction: The LA Lakers are expected to win the upcoming game against the Washington Wizards as per the latest prediction.
The Los Angeles Lakers (12-16) will take on the Washington Wizards (11-19) in the upcoming NBA fixture tonight. The Lakers are struggling with consistency just like the last season. They need an impactful winning streak to get into the top 8 of the Western Conference. In the last game, the Lakers defeated the Denver Nuggets with a score of 126-108.
The Washington Wizards are in all sorts of trouble after 9 consecutive defeats. The Wizards need to find some way to revive their campaign before it’s too late. They are coming off a crushing 93-102 loss to the LA Clippers in the last fixture.
LeBron led the Lakers to a comfortable win against the Nuggets in the last game.
Anthony Davis’ right foot injury in the second half seemed like a big disadvantage for the Lakers. But LeBron James made sure to keep his side ahead with another dominating performance. The victory was sweet for Darvin Ham’s men who lost the plot in the final moments of regulation time and lost to the Celtics in the OT of the previous fixture. In Davis’ absence, James guarded 6-foot-11 Nikola Jokic brilliantly and added 9 rebounds. Overall, it was a solid home win for the Lakers.
LeBron James finished with 30 points, 9 rebounds, and 4 assists. Austin Reaves gave a valuable contribution of 16 points and 4 rebounds off the bench.
The agony continued for the Wizards as they dropped 9th in a row with the defeat against the Clippers in the last fixture.
It was another poor start to the contest for the Washington Wizards. They went on a trail right from the opening minutes and kept chasing the Clippers throughout the four quarters. The Wizards shot 36.0% from the 3-point line, against 41.4% of the Clippers. They got outrebounded 42-49. Kristaps Porzingis tried his best to reduce the deficit in the closing minutes. However, it turned out to be just much and the Wizards were handed their 9th straight defeat in the end.
Kristaps Poringis led the scoring for Washington with 19 points. He added 7 rebounds as well. Kyle Kuzma secured 17 points with 6 rebounds.
Lakers vs Wizards Prediction: Recent Form
The LA Lakers have been inconsistent so far. They are currently at 12-16 in the 12th position in the Western Conference. The Lakers won 2 of the last 5 fixtures. At home, they have maintained a record of 7-7 till now. On road trips, the Lakers won 5 out of 14 matchups.
The Washington Wizards started their campaign on a decent note but their recent performances have been very frustrating. They are currently at 11-19 in the 12th position in the Eastern Conference. Washington lost all its last 9 games. They won 8 out of 15 home fixtures so far. In the away contests, the Wizards could win only 3 out of 15.
Lakers vs Wizards Prediction: Winning Odds
Both teams had an almost similar campaign till now. But the Lakers have the winning momentum and the Wizards’ campaign is completely off track. The Lakers also won the last matchup between the two sides 2 weeks ago. They have scored at a better rate than the Wizards. The Lakers are ahead in most of the other offensive stats as well. In the defense, both teams have similar stats.
In the absence of Davis, the responsibilities will be more for LeBron James again. James is averaging 26.7 points per game so far. On the other hand, the Washington Wizards would want other players to support Kristaps Porzingis well. Porzingis has been good as of now with an average of 22.4 points per game.
- LA Lakers: -4.5 (-105)
- Washington Wizards: +4.5 (-105)
- LA Lakers: -178
- Washington Wizards: +160
- LA Lakers: 1.57
- Washington Wizards: 2.67
- LA Lakers: 64%
- Washington Wizards: 36%
Also Read: Celtics vs Magic Prediction
Lakers vs Wizards Prediction: Team Stats
- The LA Lakers are playing with a scoring rate of 115.4 points per game this season. In shooting, they got an accuracy of 47.6% in field goals and 32.2% in 3-pointers. The average number of assists per game stands at 24.9.
- The Lakers rebounded with an average of 45.5 per game along with 7.0 steals and 5.1 blocks per game.
- The Washington Wizards have maintained an average of 110.4 points per game. They shot 47.3% from the field and 34.9% from the 3-point line. The Wizards played with an average of 24.9 assists per game.
- In the defense, the Wizards rebounded with an average of 43.6 per game. The averages of steals and blocks per game are currently at 6.9 and 5.6 respectively.
Lakers vs Wizards Prediction: Head-to-Head Stats
There have been a total of 199 regular season games between these two sides in the NBA. The LA Lakers have dominated with 122 wins, while the Washington Wizards were on the winning side in 77 fixtures.
If we check out the last 5 meetings, 3 games were won by the Wizards and 2 by the Lakers. The previous meeting took place in the current season on 4 December 2022. The LA Lakers won that matchup with a score of 130-119.
Lakers vs Wizards Prediction: Players to Watch Out
LeBron James (Small Forward)
Points Per Game: 26.7 | Rebounds Per Game: 8.6 | Assists Per Game: 6.3
Lonnie Walker IV (Guard)
Points Per Game: 15.2 | Rebounds Per Game: 2.3 | Assists Per Game: 1.5
Russell Westbrook (Point Guard)
Points Per Game: 14.7 | Assists Per Game: 7.6 | Rebounds Per Game: 6.1
Kristaps Porzingis (Center)
Points Per Game: 22.4 | Rebounds Per Game: 8.8 | Blocks Per Game: 1.5
Kyle Kuzma (Small Forward)
Points Per Game: 21.3 | Rebounds Per Game: 7.4 | Assists Per Game: 3.5
Monte Morris (Point Guard)
Points Per Game: 9.9 | Assists Per Game: 5.2 | Rebounds Per Game: 3.4
Lakers vs Wizards Injuries
- Wenyen Gabriel (Forward)
- Anthony Davis (Power Forward)
- Juan Toscano-Anderson (Small Forward)
- Cole Swider (Forward)
- Bradley Beal (Shooting Guard)
- Rui Hachimura (Power Forward)
- Delon Wright (Shooting Guard)
Lakers vs Wizards Prediction: Predicted Winner
The LA Lakers are expected to go all guns blazing against the Wizards tonight. The absence of Anthony Davis might hurt them. But LeBron James has done exceedingly well in his absence. On the other hand, it will be a mammoth task for the Washington Wizards to get back to winning ways. They need to forget what happened in recent fixtures and start the next game with fresh strategies and tactics. All the predictions and betting platforms are favoring the Lakers for this contest.