Week 13 Los Angeles Lakers Betting Tips, Picks and Previews

07 January 2022

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LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers will be in action twice in week 13 of the NBA season

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LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers only have two games in week 13 of the NBA regular season, but both are against Western Conference rivals. The Lakers remain one of the most watched teams on the entire planet, so there will be plenty of interest in basketball betting online.

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The Los Angeles Lakers will still be without superstar Anthony Davis in week 13 of the NBA regular season, as he is still dealing with a knee injury that he picked up in December. He sprained his MCL against the Minnesota Timberwolves and is likely to be out for at least another couple of weeks. Don’t expect to see him on the court at all for the Lakers this week.

Kendrick Nunn is expected to be out for the duration of the week too, as he is also suffering from a knee injury. He was injured back on October 10th against the Phoenix Suns and hasn’t been seen since. He isn’t expected to feature at all for the Lakers in week 13.

Week 13 Los Angeles Lakers Preview

The Los Angeles Lakers were not expecting to be in this position coming into the campaign but have the ability to battle to get back to the top of the standings. They enter the week fighting for a playoff spot in the Western Conference, far below the expectations entering the season.

The 2020 NBA champions were hoping to have another successful season that could see them win their second NBA title within three years, but it hasn’t gone according to plan just yet. They have been mediocre on most nights at the Staples Center and have struggled away from home court when on the road.

While they have had to deal with their fair share of absences, the Lakers should be one of the deepest teams in the league, although they haven’t demonstrated that yet. Despite having turned 37 years old in December, LeBron James continues to lead the team both on and off the court. He is averaging 28.6 points, 7.4 rebounds and 6.5 assists per game, as he continues to show that he is still an elite player in the league.

The Lakers only have two games on the schedule this week and they will be eager to pick up victories in both fixtures. They will be playing two Western Conference rivals as well, so winning out could send a real strong message going forward.

Los Angeles Lakers at Sacramento Kings Picks

The Los Angeles Lakers visit the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday evening in a game they know they need to win. The Kings have struggled throughout the season and the Lakers need to take advantage of the situation. Go with the visitors to win big, with the over also worth laying money on.

Los Angeles Lakers at Denver Nuggets Picks

The Denver Nuggets welcome LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers to the Pepsi Center on Saturday evening in what should be quite the entertaining affair. Go with the Nuggets to get the job done on home court in what should be a close contest, but take the over as well.

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