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Los Angeles Lakers at Washington Wizards- NBA Thursday Preview and Pick

BetAnySports Game Line: Washington -12

BetAnySports Total Line: 218

 

This Thursday night’s betting action in the NBA gets underway with an inter-conference clash between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Washington Wizards in a 7 p.m. (ET) tip at the Verizon Center.

Los Angeles at Washington Game Preview

 

The Lakers are still near the bottom of the Western Conference standings at 17-34 straight-up on the year after losing eight of their last 10 games, but they have been good to bettors over the second half of January with a 4-1 record against the spread in their last five games. Los Angeles snapped a three-game SU skid with Tuesday’s 120-116 victory at home against Denver as a one-point favorite with VietBet. The total went OVER the closing 226.5-point line after staying UNDER in eight of its previous 10 outings.

 

Both D’Angelo Russell and Nick Young had a hot hand in Tuesday’s win with a combined 45 points, 10 rebounds and 13 assists. This was Russell’s first game back after missing his previous three starts with a bad calf. Louis Williams added 21 points to the winning effort off the bench and he continues to lead the team in scoring with an average of 18.3 points per game.

 

Washington continued it run as one of the hottest teams in the NBA both on the court at the betting window with Tuesday’s 117-101 victory against New York as an 8.5-point home favorite with VietBet. The Wizards are now 9-1 SU in their last 10 games with a perfect 10-0 record ATS. The total went OVER 215 points against the Knicks and it has gone OVER in three of their last four home games.

 

This was Washington’s 15 SU win in a row at the Verizon Center as part of a 20-6 SU (18-8 ATS) record at home this season. Bradley Beal outdueled the Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony (26 points) for a game-high 28 points while going 12-for-18 from the field. John Wall continues to lead Washington in scoring with 22.3 PPG and he added 15 points and 13 assists to Tuesday’s winning effort. The Wizards are 10th in the league in scoring with 106.9 PPG.

 

Los Angeles at Washington Free Game Prediction

 

The Lakers have been a good bet lately, but they will be going all the way to the opposite coast this Tuesday night to face a team that does not lose at home. VietBet’s spread is generous, but I am still going to lay the points and stick with the red-hot Wizards both SU and ATS

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