Wizards vs Lakers Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Sunday, December 4, 2022

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The Washington Wizards (11-12) host the Los Angeles Lakers (9-12) at Capital One Arena, tipping off at 6:00 PM ET on Sunday, December 4, 2022. The Lakers are slight, 2.5-point underdogs in the game. The matchup has a 233.5 point total.

How to bet Wizards vs. Lakers

Washington Wizards vs. Los Angeles Lakers Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 2.5 points, with sportsbooks listing the Wizards as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, the Wizards have -139 odds to pick up the win, while the Lakers are listed at +118 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 233.5 points.

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Wizards vs. Lakers Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Sunday, December 4, 2022
  • Game Time: 6:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: NBC
  • Location: Washington D.C.
  • Arena: Capital One Arena

Wizards vs. Lakers Betting Trends

Against the spread, the Wizards are 9-13-1 this year. Washington has been the favorite in 11 games this season and has come away with the win seven times (63.6%) in those contests. Wizards games this year have eclipsed the over/under 12 times in 21 opportunities (57.1%).

The Lakers have played 21 games, with nine wins against the spread. Los Angeles has won five of the 14 games it was the moneyline underdog this season (35.7%). Lakers games this season have hit the over 52.4% of the time (11 out of 21 games with a set point total).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players

Wizards

Wizards Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Bradley Beal 17 24.1 3.9 5.7 1.2 0.6 1.8
Kristaps Porzingis 22 21.6 8.8 2.5 0.8 1.5 2.1
Kyle Kuzma 22 20.3 7.7 3.5 0.3 0.5 2.3
Rui Hachimura 16 11.6 4.8 1.1 0.3 0.5 0.8
Corey Kispert 15 9.3 2.4 1.7 0.7 0.2 1.7

Lakers

Lakers Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Anthony Davis 19 27.2 12.6 2.7 1.4 2.4 0.4
LeBron James 15 25.9 8.6 6.6 1.2 0.7 2.5
Lonnie Walker IV 18 16.5 2.3 1.8 0.9 0.4 1.9
Russell Westbrook 20 15 5.3 7.4 1 0.4 1.3
Austin Reaves 21 10.7 3.2 2.1 0.4 0.3 1.1
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Wizards vs. Lakers Injury Report

Lakers: Lonnie Walker: Probable (Foot), Troy Brown: Probable (Foot), Dennis Schroder: Out (Personal), LeBron James: Probable (Adductor), Anthony Davis: Probable (Back)

What you need to know about the Washington Wizards

Washington is averaging 110.6 points per game (20th-ranked in NBA) this year, while giving up 111.7 points per contest (12th-ranked). The Wizards are putting up 112.3 points per game when playing at home. In road games, they are averaging 108.8 points per contest. In their last 10 games, the Wizards have been racking up 113.3 points per contest, an average that’s a little higher than the 110.6 they’ve scored over the course of the 2022-23 season.

Washington is making 10.9 three-pointers per game (22nd-ranked in league). It sports a 34.2% shooting percentage (19th-ranked) from downtown. The Wizards are attempting 55.5 two-pointers per game this season, which account for 63.5% of the shots they’ve taken (and 73.5% of the team’s baskets). Meanwhile, they are attempting 31.9 three-pointers per contest, which are 36.5% of their shots (and 26.5% of the team’s buckets).

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What you need to know about the Los Angeles Lakers

In 2022-23, Los Angeles is 13th in the league on offense (114 points scored per game) and 19th defensively (115 points conceded). The Lakers score 115.2 points per game at home, and 112.6 on the road. The Lakers are tallying 121 points per game over their last 10 games, compared to their season average of 114.

In 2022-23 Los Angeles is second-worst in the NBA in 3-point makes (9.9 per game) and fifth-worst in 3-point percentage (32.8%). The Lakers attempt 33.9% percent of their shots from behind the 3-point line, and 23.7% of their made baskets are from there. Inside the arc, they attempt 66.1% of their shots, with 76.3% of their makes coming from there.

Wizards vs. Lakers Predictions and Pick

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WRITTEN BY

Luis Escalante

Luis has been a regular contributor to 4for4 since 2014 and is currently the Director of Strategy at Betsperts Group. Luis comes from an analytics background, leveraging his data skills with multiple years of experience in NFL, fantasy football, daily fantasy sports, and betting.

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