The Los Angeles Lakers have found relative success of late, making the significance of their Thursday night matchup with the Boston Celtics all the more exciting. Can they finally live up to their NBA odds against a playoff-bound Eastern Conference contender?
Although not without uncertainty of their own this season, Boston’s veteran core has produced at rates that Lakers fans could only dream of throughout the first half of the regular season. Despite that, however, it’s the Lakers with the advantage on the NBA futures.
With 16/1 odds of winning the NBA championship, the Lakers are one of the most perplexing play options available to the basketball betting community – especially compared to Boston who, despite more wins than L.A., sits at just 30/1.
If the Lakers are to find a way to sneak into the Western Conference playoff picture and payout on such odds, they’ll have to act fast. It won’t be long before it’s nearly impossible for the perennial juggernaut to squeeze into the postseason.
Weigh in on the NBA’s greatest rivalry this Thursday when Kobe Bryant and company use the opportunity against the injury-depleted Boston Celtics to build on their mid-season momentum.