Los Angeles Lakers vs. Washington Wizards Pick-Odds-Prediction 3/21/14
Washington Wizards (35-32) at Los Angeles Lakers (22-45)
NBA Basketball: Friday, March 21, 2014 at 10:30 pm (STAPLES Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Lakers +6.5 -- Over/Under: 219 See the Latest Odds
The Washington Wizards head to the Staples Center on Friday night to face off against the Lakers.
The Los Angeles Lakers can’t get this thing over fast enough, as the Lakers are just 22-45 on the season and have just been going through the motions since before the All Star break. The Lakers have a solid offense, but the defense is atrocious, and let them down again in their last outing, falling to the Spurs 125-109 on Wednesday night in Los Angeles. The Lakers have now dropped three straight, and six out of their last seven heading into Friday’s meeting with the Wizards.
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The Wizards are sitting at 35-32 this season, and as of right now, the Wizards are in the playoffs in the East. Washington currently holds the sixth spot in the East, and while that conference is more than likely going to end up being the Heat or the Pacers, this season has been a solid showing for Washington. The Wizards aren’t a lock for the post season however as nothing for them is wrapped up yet, so don’t expect Washington to take the remaining weeks lightly as the end of the regular season approaches.
The Wizards are just 1-5 against the spread in their last six games overall, and Washington is just 1-6 against the spread in their last seven Friday games. Washington is also 0-4 against the spread in their last four games on the road.
The Lakers are just 2-5 against the spread in their last seven games, and Los Angeles is 3-7 against the spread in their last ten games at home, when facing teams with a winning record on the road.
Tough call, but I’m going with the Lakers at home in this spot. Washington has been struggling a bit lately, and while the Wizards have far more to play for at this point, I don’t expect the Lakers to lie down at home.