Lakers NBA finals odds: Last Chance for LeBron?
The Lakers NBA finals odds are out and it is clear that LeBron James and the Lakers are the one team that should win the championship. LeBron has experience in the finals, but this is a year like no other. With the pandemic, teams will need to adjust to a different scenario and leadership will play a direct role in the outcome of the season. Thankfully, the Lakers have LeBron James, the best basketball player on the planet.
What you need to know
Before you bet on the return of the NBA make sure that you are up to date on the schedule and the updated odds.The smart bettor also needs to know who will be playing and who will not be playing. The Lakers have already lost a key component to their potential championship run.
Family first. Much respect to Avery Bradley. https://t.co/Ww7dMyyY7G
— Lakers Nation (@LakersNation) June 24, 2020
They still Love LA
Although the Lakers will be without Avery Bradley, the basketball betting public still loves the Lakers. They started as (+300) favorites to win a NBA title and since then that number has dropped to (+185) indicating that fans are still willing to bet on LeBron and the Lakers. The Lakers lose depth and defense (not to mention 3-point shooting) without Bradley so expecting this team to recover may be a tall order. Many other teams are considered tough to beat to include their rivals, the Boston Celtics.
Last chance for LeBron?
The Lakers NBA finals odds may show that they are favored to win it, but LeBron cannot do it alone. Obviously Anthony Davis can carry this team into the finals and they finished on a high note. The Lakers won 13 of the last 16 games before the pandemic hit. The Lakers know that they need help and they went out and got JR Smith.
JR Smith in some purple and gold🔥 pic.twitter.com/1x1KV8qovr
— NBA Retweet (@RTNBA) June 29, 2020
LeBron is comfortable with JR and he has played in some big games. However, he does not replace the defensive intensity that Bradley brings to a game. He can hit a few 3’s, but if I were a Lakers fan I would not think this was the signing that bring LA a championship.
There is no value betting on the Lakers at this point. There are other favorites that desrve your attention. LeBron ad AD can carry this team, but the lack of depth makes this team a risky bet. There are much better bets at this point. The NBA is coming back and this will not be the last chance for LeBron, but he will not get a ring this year.