Los Angeles Lakers vs Washington Wizards (By: Miyagi)
The Lakers cannot be offered as favorites against any team in the league right now with maybe the Bulls being the only exception because they have their own issues atm. That being said, the Wizards, despite their current form, look healthier, hungrier, more determined as a team and they play better basketball than the Lakers.
I gave it a thought about posting this one, knowing that it's likely to have another one of those ''How the f*^* is that possible'' situations/ sequences the league is providing us lately. Yesterday, it was the Nets who were up by double-digits with less than 4 minutes left to play in the game when D'Angelo decided to set the record for the most consequent terrible decisions in offense in crunch time and he saved the best for last... https://streamable.com/u2tor That's textbook on what you should not do when closing a game! And the worst part...this resulted in OT and that deeply sad Nurkic's injury which crushed the Blazers' playoff chances... So, D'Angelo is beyond hurting just his own team anymore, his playmaking can now damage others as well...
Anyway, yesterday i mentioned how it was all about the Nets taking care of Portland's big guys and they would have an easy time....turned out both their Centers were benched for the last 20 minutes as they were both fouled out (?), just another game where everything somehow went the exact opposite way...So, even though there are obvious things the Wizards can do and have a very, very, very easy time here, I guess better not push my luck and mention.
The truth is that the Lakers are a mess right now, despite that win over the Kings. They are so deeply uninterested in playing with Kuzma being the only exception. Lebron is officially stat-padding and never helping in defense (no need actually to risk injuries), Rondo and Caruso are both bad in their position especially in defense, Stephenson is the king of trolls, while McGee is doing a good job recently but only in the offense. The Lakers are extremely predictable in the offense, slow, sloppy and with all the injuries atm they don't actually have any jump shooters to threaten the Wizards. The Wizards who are not yet eliminated from the playoffs will keep fighting and the difference here is their much better offense and their bench which contributes a lot more than the Lakers' thus they should be able to win this one with not much trouble.
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Los Angeles Lakers vs Washington Wizards predictions
|Wizards AH 0.0||Pinnacle||2.20||9||124-106 LOST (-9 units)|
Los Angeles Lakers vs Washington Wizards betting preview represents the personal opinion of the author (Miyagi).