Basketball Battle of the Best: Los Angeles Lakers vs. Washington Wizards

Washington takes on Los Angeles in non-conference showdown.

The Los Angeles Lakers (43-33, ninth in the Western Conference) are set to face the Washington Wizards (15-61, 14th in the Eastern Conference) in Washington on Wednesday at 7 p.m. EDT. The FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NBA LINE has the Lakers as a 13-point favorite with an over/under of 234.5 points.

The Wizards have struggled at home with a 7-31 record and a 4-43 record against teams over .500. On the other hand, the Lakers have a solid road record of 16-21 and lead the Western Conference in scoring with 16.7 fast break points per game led by LeBron James.

Washington scores an average of 113.3 points per game while the Lakers give up an average of 117.4 points. The Wizards allow just 0.5 fewer made three pointers per game than what the Lakers score, making this matchup intriguing for both teams’ shooting abilities. This will be the second matchup between these two teams this season, with the Lakers winning their last meeting in overtime with a score of 134-131.

In terms of individual performance, Corey Kispert and Jordan Poole are key players for Washington, while Anthony Davis and D’Angelo Russell lead from behind for Los Angeles. The Wizards have won four out of their last six games, while Los Angeles has lost one out of every three games they’ve played recently, including their last contest against Chicago Bulls where they lost by two points in regulation time.

When it comes to injuries, both teams will be missing some key players: Kyle Kuzma and Richaun Holmes are out for Washington; Christian Wood is missing for Los Angeles; Jarred Vanderbilt and Colin Castleton are among those missing from Los Angeles’ lineup; Gabe Vincent is missing from Los Angeles’ roster.

Overall, this game promises to be exciting as both teams look to make a statement and take home a victory on Wednesday night at Capital One Arena at 7 p.m EST on NBA TV or League Pass TV channel #899 HDCPlexus Streams

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