The Los Angeles Lakers (12-16) host the Washington Wizards (11-19) on December 18, 2022 at Crypto.com Arena. The Wizards are underdogs by a four-point margin as they enter the matchup with a 5-5 record in their last 10 games. A 235-point over/under has been set for the matchup.
How to bet Lakers vs. Wizards
Los Angeles Lakers vs. Washington Wizards Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 4 points, with oddsmakers listing the Lakers as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Lakers have -172 odds to pick up the win, while the Wizards are listed at +145 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 235 points.
Lakers vs. Wizards Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Sunday, December 18, 2022
- Game Time: 9:30 PM ET
- TV Channel: NBC
- Location: Los Angeles, California
- Arena: Crypto.com Arena
Lakers vs. Wizards Betting Trends
The Lakers are 12-15-1 against the spread this year. Los Angeles has been chosen as the favorite in eight games this year and has walked away with the win five times (62.5%) in those games. Lakers games this year have gone over the total in 16 out of 30 opportunities (53.3%).
Against the spread, the Wizards are 10-19-1 this season. Washington has put together a 4-14 record in games it was listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 22.2% of those games). The Wizards have gone over the point total 50% of the time this year (15 of 30 games with a set point total).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
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Lakers: LeBron James: Probable (Ankle), Patrick Beverley: Doubtful (Calf), Anthony Davis: Out (Foot), Juan Toscano-Anderson: Out (Ankle), Wenyen Gabriel: Out (Shoulder)
Wizards: Bradley Beal: Questionable (Hamstring), Delon Wright: Out (Hamstring), Rui Hachimura: Out (Ankle)
What you need to know about the Los Angeles Lakers
Offensively, Los Angeles is posting 115.4 points per game (eighth-ranked in league). It is ceding 116.3 points per contest at the other end of the court (25th-ranked). The Lakers are scoring 116.1 points per game at home. In road games, they are averaging 114.6 points per contest. On offense, the Lakers have increased their output a little bit over their last 10 games, scoring 121.1 points per contest over that span as opposed to the 115.4 they’ve racked up over the course of this year.
In terms of threes, Los Angeles is coming up short, as it ranks worst in the league in treys made (9.8 per game) and worst in three-point percentage (32.2%). The Lakers are attempting 59 two-pointers per game this year, which account for 66.1% of the shots they’ve taken (and 77% of the team’s baskets). Meanwhile, they are attempting 30.3 three-pointers per contest, which are 33.9% of their shots (and 23% of the team’s buckets).
What you need to know about the Washington Wizards
With 110.4 points scored per game and 113.5 points conceded, Washington is 24th in the NBA on offense and 16th on defense. At home, the Wizards score 111.5 points per game. Away, they average 109.3. Over their previous 10 games, the Wizards are putting up 113.4 points per game, three more than their season average (110.4).
At 11.2 made 3-pointers per game and shooting 34.9% from downtown, Washington is 21st and 18th in the league, respectively, in those categories. In 2022-23, the Wizards have taken 63.2% percent of their shots from inside the arc, and 36.8% percent from beyond it. In terms of made shots, 72.9% of the Wizards’ buckets have been 2-pointers, and 27.1% have been 3-pointers.
Lakers vs. Wizards Predictions and Pick
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