Lakers vs. Wizards - 1/27/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington Wizards (30-15) at Los Angeles Lakers (12-33)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 10:30 pm (STAPLES Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Lakers +8 -- Over/Under: 199.5 See the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Lakers and the Washington Wizards face off on Tuesday at the Staples Center in NBA action.
The Los Angeles Lakers are 12-33 this season and they have lost their last eight games in a row. The Lakers are averaging 99.3 points and they are shooting 43.5 percent while defensively they are allowing 106.1 points and their opponents are shooting 46.6 percent. With Kobe Bryant gone for the season Nick Young leads the Lakers averaging 14.1 points per game. Jordan Hill is averaging 12.3 points and 7.9 rebounds, and Carlos Boozer is averaging 12.3 points and 7.0 rebounds. The Lakers are 6-16 at home and 1-9 in their last 10 games.
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The Washington Wizards are 30-15 this season and are coming off of a win on Sunday at Denver. The Wizards are averaging 99.9 points and they are shooting 47.5 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 97.6 points while their opponents are shooting 43.7 percent and Washington is outrebounding their opponents 43.6 to 40.7. John Wall leads the Wizards averaging 17.2 points and 10.2 assists per game. Bradley Beal is averaging 14.8 points, Paul Pierce is averaging 12.8 points, and Marcin Gortat is averaging 12 points and 8.2 rebounds. Washington is 12-9 on the road this season and 6-4 I their last 10 games.
Los Angeles is 1-4 against the spread following a double-digit home loss, 1-6-1 against the spread against the Eastern Conference, and 0-7-1 against the spread in their last eight games. Washington is 7-3 against the spread against the NBA Pacific, 2-5-1 against the spread against the Western Conference, and 5-2-1 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread. The road team is 7-2-1 against the spread in the last 10 meetings of these two.
With the total set at 197 I have this one falling under that so my pick here is the under.