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LA Lakers vs. Washington Wizards: Prediction (Apr 3, 2024)

LA Lakers vs. Washington Wizards: Prediction (Apr 3, 2024)

The LA Lakers are set to face the Washington Wizards on April 3 (Wednesday) at the Capital One Arena. This will be the second and final meeting between the two teams this season, with the Lakers winning the first one 134–131 in a close encounter on February 29. Anthony Davis led the team with 40 points, 15 rebounds, four assists, one steal and three blocks in that matchup. Meanwhile, Kyle Kuzma had 20 points, 10 rebounds, four assists, one steal and three blocks for Washington. LA leads the all-time matchups 124–77 against Washington. 

 

Preview 

The Lakers are currently in ninth place in the Western Conference and are coming off two consecutive wins, the most recent one on Tuesday against the Toronto Raptors. The Lakers will be playing their second game back-to-back and will ensure that they are not that tired. They are trying to get the play-in spot, and if they win on Wednesday, LA has a chance to move up to seventh or eighth place. 

On the other hand, the Washington Wizards are in 14th place in the Eastern Conference and are out of playoff contention. However, they can be a roadblock for many teams. The Wizards are coming off a big win (117–113) against the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday. Corey Kispart had 27 points and Jordan Poole had 16 points and 13 assists. 

 

Starting lineup 

The Lakers are expected to start with Austin Reaves, LeBron James, D’Angelo Russell, Anthony Davis and Rui Hachimura. 

The Washington Wizards are expected to start with Corey Kispert, Jordan Poole, Anthony Gill, Deni Avdija and Marvin Bagley III. 

 

Betting tips 

Anthony Davis has an over/under of 24.5 points for the upcoming contest. Davis had 21 points and 12 rebounds on Tuesday. “AD” scored 21 points and 12 rebounds in Tuesday’s game. He is expected to improve these numbers and go over the mark on Wednesday. 

Jordan Poole’s over/under for the upcoming game is 20.5 points. He is favored to go under this mark in the upcoming game against the Lakers. 

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Prediction 

The LA Lakers are favorites to win against the Washington Wizards. While LA is  favored to win, they might not cover the spread. Both teams will be playing their second game back-to-back so the offense might not be that great. The team total is expected to stay under 234.5 points. 

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