The NBA’s hiatus continues but based on the 3 options they’ve discussed, the league figures to at least head to small venues for the playoffs. The National Basketball Association should start the 2020 NBA Playoffs either in late June or early August. Instead of 7-game series before the conference finals, they might play 5-game series. Details like that have yet to be decided. One thing that we know for sure, though, is that once play resumes the team to beat will be the Los Angeles Lakers. LeBron’s squad tore it up before the Covid-19 pandemic stopped the world. Here’s an overview of the Los Angeles Lakers 2020 season so far with NBA Odds and NBA Championship Odds.
NBA Los Angeles Lakers 2020 Season Analysis
Los Angeles Lakers – 49-14 First in Pacific Division
Lakers Offense Analysis
As basketball fans might expect, a team with LeBron James and Anthony Davis scores a ton of points. The Lakers average 114.3 points per game. As a team, L.A. shoots 48.5% from the field. The field-goal shooting percentage ranks first in the NBA while the points per average ranks seventh in the league.
The Lakers lean on AD and LeBron. Davis averages 26.7 points per. LeBron averages 25.7 per game and dishes 10.6 assists per. Danny Green is one of the top three-point shooters in the NBA and Kyle Kuzma is one of the best sixth men. No doubt, the Lakers send one of the top 3 offenses to the court every game.
Lakers Defense Analysis
The defense isn’t too shabby, either. The Lakers rank third in points allowed at 106.9. They rank sixth in field goal percentage allowed at 44.4 and fourth in 3-pt percentage allowed at 34.2. Los Angeles ranks third in defensive rebounds per game. The D is solid.
Los Angeles Lakers Playoff Panorama
Because they’re the 1-seed, the Los Angeles Lakers are guaranteed to make the playoffs. Not only that but if any home-court advantage comes out of the NBA’s playoff fix, it will benefit the Lakers the most.
Los Angeles Lakers Odds to Win the NBA Title? +200
Of the favorites, the Lakers, Clippers, and Bucks, LAL offers the lowest odds to win the NBA Championship. It makes sense. Few teams have such a great mix of offensive, throw down players like Anthony Davis and defensive stoppers like Rajon Rondo.
But that doesn’t mean the Lakers are a lock to win the NBA Championship. LeBron and Anthony Davis are formidable. Are they as formidable as the Boston Celtics Big 4 of Gordon Hayward, Kemba Walker, Jaylen Brown, and Jayson Tatum? Will LeBron and AD hang with Kawhi Leonard and Paul George?
Don’t get us wrong, the Lakers deserve favoritism. They don’t offer much value to win the title, though. Our advice? Stay away unless the odds rise.