LeBron Makes Lakers a Playoff Team According to Vegas
The last few years the Los Angeles Lakers have been far from a playoff team but the addition of LeBron James may be changing that sooner than later.
With the offseason acquisitions of Michael Beasley, Rajon Rondo, JaVale McGee and Lance Stephenson the Lakers haven't been nailing down the top notch free agents but the existence of LeBron on the roster has made Los Angeles a playoff team according to Las Vegas.
The Westgate Superbook have the Lakers as one of seven Western Conference teams that have 40 plus wins and are tied for the fourth most wins with the Utah Jazz.
Vegas has LA's win total at 48.5 wins for the 2018-2019 season.
The other odds for the Western Conference teams with 40 wins or more are as follows:
Golden State Warriors 62.5
Houston Rockets 54.5
Oklahoma City Thunder 50.5
Utah Jazz 48.5
Los Angeles Lakers 48.5
Denver Nuggets 47.5
New Orleans Pelicans 45.5
Minnesota Timberwolves 44.5
San Antonio Spurs 43.5
Portland Trail Blazers 41.5