Will the Los Angeles Lakers make the 2018-19 NBA Playoffs?
The Los Angeles Lakers enter March Madness with a 30-33 record. The King James’ squad has 19 games left in the regular season and currently sit in the 10th spot of the Western Conference Playoffs four-and-a-half games behind the 8th place San Antonio Spurs with the Sacramento Kings between the two West teams.
Lakers recent form
The Lakers are losers of two straight. This includes a weekend defeat at the hands of the West’s bottom dwelling Phoenix Suns. LeBron’s crew is also 3-7 across their last 10 games.
According to the ESPN NBA BPI chart today the Lakers have less than a two percent chance of being one of the eight postseason clubs at the close of the regular season. And have a zero percent likelihood of winning the 2019 NBA Championship.
ESPN’s NBA BPI Playoff Odds is a chart that estimates the chances for each team to make the playoffs and win the NBA title.
The BPI Playoff Odds are based on ESPN’s NBA Basketball Power Index (BPI), a measure of team strength developed by the ESPN Analytics team. For more background, see: What is ESPN’s NBA Basketball Power Index?
Each day, the season is simulated 10,000 times, according to BPI and the remaining schedule for each team.
Lakers Last 10 Game Results
|Tue, Feb 5||@||L 136-94|
|Thu, Feb 7||@||W 129-128|
|Sun, Feb 10||@||L 143-120|
|Tue, Feb 12||@||L 117-113|
|Thu, Feb 21||vs||W 111-106|
|Sat, Feb 23||@||L 128-115|
|Mon, Feb 25||@||L 110-105|
|Wed, Feb 27||vs||W 125-119|
|Fri, Mar 1||vs||L 131-120|
|Sat, Mar 2||@||L 118-109|
King James and the Lakers host their Staples Center partners, the Clippers tonight, as minus-3.5 point favorites.
The World’s Largest Race and Sportsbook, Westgate of Las Vegas, updated Odds for the Lakers to make the playoffs checks in at -900 on the “No” side of the proposition.