Washington Wizards vs Los Angeles Lakers Picks, Spread and Prediction

Date/Time: 02-22-2021, 22:00 EDT Spread: Los Angeles Lakers -6.5 Total: +226.5

The Lakers have a 22-9 record (14-17 ATS, 11-20 O/U) and are second in the West. They are 1-3 in their last 4 and in their last game they got defeated by Miami at home 94-96, not beating the odds. Under 226.5 is 4-1 in their last 5 games. They allow just 103 ppg in their last 3.

The Wizards have a 10-17 record (13-14 ATS, 14-13 O/U) and are third to last in the East. They have four consecutive wins and in their last game they defeated Portland on the road by 118-111, beating the odds. Over 226.5 is 3-0 in their last 3 games but 4-6 in their last 10.

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Lakers won both meetings against the Wizards last season. Both at home by 123-116 and 125-103. Over 226.5 is 3-0 in their last 3 meetings but 3-8-1 in their last 12. Lakers are 9-6 at home, while the Wizards are 5-8 on the road.

I’m going to pick under -226.5 today. Even without Anthony Davis, the Lakers are capable of playing stellar defense, so expect them to force a low-tempo game tonight.

Washington Wizards vs Los Angeles Lakers Prediction: Under -226.5 (-112)

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