The Lakers are in the midst of a losing streak, even though bets continue to roll in on them, with handicappers refusing to believe that LeBron James will allow the team to miss the NBA playoffs.
Well, not only may that happen, but the Lakers may even finish the season with a sub-.500 record.
Right now, the Lakers are 29-31, having lost six of their last eight games. It was said that James would right the ship after the All-Star break, once his groin injury heals, but that hasn’t been the case.
Frankly, James hasn’t even been playing with the full level of effort we’re used to seeing from him, like this particular display on defense (notice how he blamed his teammates?).
There was also this.
Warning to bettors: Stop backing this team! At least until they show signs of positive improvement, which is unlikely to happen until the players fix the locker-room issues stemming from the fallout of the potential Anthony Davis trade fiasco.
The Lakers have been favored in four of the last five games they’ve lost outright, so if you’d have backed the opposing team, you’d have received a great payout.
Right now, there’s value in fading the Lakers, not betting on them.