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Los Angeles Lakers vs Washington Wizards Prediction 2-29-24 Picks

Washington Wizards (9-49) vs. Los Angeles Lakers (32-28)
February 29, 2024 10:30 pm EDT
The Line: Los Angeles Lakers -9.5; Over/Under: +241.5
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The Washington Wizards invade the Arena to take on the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday night. Here’s a Wizards vs Lakers Prediction.

Washington Wizards

The Washington Wizards have been in terrible shape as they’ve lost 18 of their last 20 games overall and they will be hoping to put an end to a 12-game losing streak after getting beaten by the Warriors in a 123-112 loss on Tuesday. Kyle Kuzma led the team with 27 points and 12 rebounds, Marvin Bagley and Corey Kispert each scored 20 points while Tyus Jones chipped in with 14 points and 17 assists. As a team, the Wizards shot 49 percent from the field and 12 of 35 from the 3-point line which was enough to stay in the contest, until the third quarter where they got blown out by 38-17 to trail by as many as 23 points at one stage.

Los Angeles Lakers

Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Lakers have been in red-hot form as they’ve won eight of their last 11 games overall and they will be full of confidence following their 116-112 win over the Clippers last night. LeBron James led the team with 34 points and eight assists, Anthony Davis added 20 points with 12 rebounds and three blocks while D’Angelo Russell chipped in with 18 points and six assists. As a team, the Lakers shot 54 percent from the field and 14 of 36 from the 3-point line as they struggled for most of the contest and trailed in this one by as many as 21 points before they clicked into gear and dominated the fourth quarter by 39-16 to pull off the impressive comeback win. The Lakers will meet the Nuggets after this one.

Los Angeles Lakers Team Facts

  • The Lakers have won each of their last seven home games against Southeast Division opponents following a win.
  • The Lakers have failed to cover the spread in 14 of their last 15 games following a road win.
  • Eight of the Lakers’ last nine games as favorites following a road win have gone OVER the total points line.

Washington Wizards Team Facts

  • The Wizards have lost each of their last 23 games against teams that held a winning record.
  • The Wizards have failed to cover the spread in seven of their last eight games at Arena against Western Conference opponents that held a winning record.
  • Each of the Wizards’ last four night games against the Lakers following a home loss have gone UNDER the total points line.

Wizards vs Lakers Prediction

The Wizards are still missing Isaiah Livers and they have Deni Avdija listed as questionable, while the Lakers are still without Jarred Vanderbilt, Christian Wood and Gabe Vincent. The Wizards have been one of the coldest teams in the league, they’ve won just two of their last 20 games and they are clear underdogs in this matchup, so even though the Lakers are playing their second game of a back to back set, I’m backing LA to cruise to an easy win at home.

Peter Tran's Free Pick: Los Angeles -9.5

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