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
Indiana
Thu, Feb 7@W 129-128
Boston
Sun, Feb 10@L 143-120
Philadelphia
Tue, Feb 12@L 117-113
Atlanta
Thu, Feb 21vsW 111-106
Houston
Sat, Feb 23@L 128-115
New Orleans
Mon, Feb 25@L 110-105
Memphis
Wed, Feb 27vsW 125-119
New Orleans
Fri, Mar 1vsL 131-120
Milwaukee
Sat, Mar 2@L 118-109
Phoenix

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.

 

 

 

 

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Will the Los Angeles Lakers make the 2018-19 NBA Playoffs?

Tony Finn

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