Los Angeles Lakers 2022 Win Total Odds and Futures Betting Insights

With an over/under of 45.5 wins, the Los Angeles Lakers will aim to finish above .500 in 2022-23. Lakers Win Total Futures Odds NBA odds courtesy of Tipico Sportsbook . Odds updated Thursday at 4:28 PM ET. For a full list of sports betting odds, …

With an over/under of 45.5 wins, the Los Angeles Lakers will aim to finish above .500 in 2022-23.

Lakers Win Total Futures Odds

NBA odds courtesy of Tipico Sportsbook. Odds updated Thursday at 4:28 PM ET. For a full list of sports betting odds, access USA TODAY Sports Betting Scores Odds Hub.

  • Win Total Over/Under: 45.5
  • Over 45.5 Wins Payout: +105
  • Under 45.5 Wins Payout: -125

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Lakers Betting Stats from 2021-22

  • The Lakers went 36-46-0 ATS last season.
  • Los Angeles won 23 of the 43 games it was the moneyline favorite last season (53.5%).
  • Last season, LA won 10 out of the 39 games, or 25.6%, in which it was the underdog.
  • The Lakers posted a 21-20 record at home and were 12-29 away last season.
  • When favored by 3.5 points or more last season, the Lakers were 18-10. Meanwhile, they put up a 6-10 record when favored by three points or fewer.
  • LA was victorious in only one game last season as an underdog of fewer than three points (1-3), and went 8-26 when an underdog of 3.5 points or more.

Lakers Futures Betting Trends

  • The Lakers will face the fifth-toughest schedule in the league, based on their opponents’ combined win total last year (3410).
  • Based on its Pacific Division opponents’ combined win total last season (756), Los Angeles has the third-hardest divisional schedule in the NBA.
  • The Lakers will have 50 games this season against teams that went over .500 in 2021-22. That schedule features 23 games against teams that put up 50 or more victories and 12 games versus squads with fewer than 26 wins last year.

Los Angeles 2022 Key Players

  • Russell Westbrook: 18.5 PTS, 7.4 REB, 7.1 AST, 44.4 FG%, 29.8 3PT% (79-for-265)
  • LeBron James: 30.3 PTS, 8.2 REB, 6.2 AST, 1.3 STL, 1.1 BLK, 52.4 FG%, 35.9 3PT% (161-for-448)
  • Patrick Beverley: 9.2 PTS, 1.2 STL, 40.6 FG%, 34.3 3PT% (83-for-242)
  • Lonnie Walker IV: 12.1 PTS, 40.7 FG%, 31.4 3PT% (111-for-353)

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Lakers nearly traded Russell Westbrook for Myles Turner and Buddy Hield last week, but they got cold feet

This would have changed everything for the Lakers.

It’s no secret that the Russell Westbrook era hasn’t gone well for the Lakers.

Westbrook has been at the center of trade talks for months now, although nothing has actually materialized. Los Angeles added guards Patrick Beverley and Dennis Schröder this offseason, which created a crowded backcourt and even less room for Westbrook.

According to Shams Charania, the situation was nearly resolved last week when the front office considered finalizing the long-rumored deal for Myles Turner and Buddy Hield with the Pacers.

Ultimately, however, the brain trust for the organization decided to punt on the move yet again (via The Athletic):

“Vice president of basketball operations and general manager Rob Pelinka, owner Jeanie Buss and senior basketball adviser Kurt Rambis seriously considered sending Westbrook and unprotected first-round picks in 2027 and 2029 to the Pacers for center Myles Turner and guard Buddy Hield, sources said. They held a series of meetings in the days leading up to camp to analyze the possible Pacers deal from every angle, with the views of Ham and Lakers executives Joey and Jesse Buss also being strongly considered in the process. The organization even delayed the midweek news conference for Pelinka and Ham as the debate continued.”

Charania reported that the Lakers opted not to do the deal because they wanted to reach a “consensus” and everyone had to have “confidence in the same vision” before agreeing to make the trade.

The decision-makers in question here include Rob Pelinka, Kurt Rambis, Jeanie Buss, Joey Buss, and Jesse Buss. According to Charania, Joey and Jesse have more influence within the organization now than ever before.

Pelinka indicated during a recent press conference that he is willing to trade future first-round draft picks, but the transaction ultimately has to be the right deal.

Until they eventually decide to make the move, however, Westbrook will have a chance to reinvent his game under new Lakers coach Darvin Ham.

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Trade rumor rankings: Jae Crowder, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and more

HoopsHype ranks the five players who have appeared most in trade rumors over the past week, headlined by Shai Gilgeous-Alexander.

It is time for another installment of our trade rumor rankings series, where we rank the five players who have appeared most often in trade reports over the previous week, as judged by our Trade page. The trade market has been relatively active of late, though maybe not with the most exciting names, as the likes of Derrick Favors and Moe Harkless have been traded this week.

Regardless, there are some interesting names still popping up in trade scuttle, which we’ll get into below.

DeMar DeRozan was ‘hell-bent’ on joining Lakers: ‘I thought it was a done deal’

DeRozan thought he was headed back home to Los Angeles.

Nothing is promised during NBA free agency.

Whether you have plans to sign with a specific team or are open to several options, that can change at any moment.

For Bulls All-Star DeMar DeRozan, before signing a three-year, $82 million contract with Chicago last summer, the 14-year veteran thought he was joining LeBron James and Anthony Davis in Los Angeles.

“To my knowledge, I thought it was a done deal,” DeRozan said on Thursday’s episode of “The Old Man And The Three” with JJ Redick and Tommy Alter.

DeRozan said he was in Mexico when former teammate and best friend Kyle Lowry called him to let him know about Russell Westbrook being trade to the Lakers. “I’m confused,” DeRozan said. “I’m looking at my phone like, damn, that did happen. Well, I guess that’s out the window.”

The Lakers acquiring Westbrook’s contract took up any cap space available to sign DeRozan and bring him home to Los Angeles, which he was ‘hell-bent’ on.

“Because in my mind, that was the only option for me to go to. Like, I was so sold on that. Done deal,” DeRozan said. “I didn’t even entertain anything else…I was hell-bent on playing for the Lakers.”

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DeMar DeRozan didn’t consider anyone but the Lakers before the Russell Westbrook trade

DeMar DeRozan was shocked when he saw the Lakers were trading for Westbrook.

DeMar DeRozan was one of the best players in the league during his first season with the Bulls, but his plan wasn’t always to play in Chicago.

We already learned that the Lakers totally lowballed Alex Caruso during free agency negotiations, which promoted the defensive-minded wing to sign with the Bulls.

Back in November, Chris Haynes reported DeRozan thought it was a “done deal” he would sign with Los Angeles as well. Now, we have heard directly from the source just how severely the Lakers botched the chance to sign the Los Angeles-born star.

DeRozan was a guest on JJ Redick’s The Old Man and the Three podcast.

DeRozan explained that he was in Mexico and expected to sign with the Lakers when he returned home to the United States. But while he was on his trip, DeRozan received a text from Kyle Lowry, who told him that the Lakers traded for Russell Westbrook.

The five-time All-Star was confused by the trade, and immediately realized it meant that Los Angeles was no longer an option for him:

“To my knowledge, I thought it was a done deal … In my mind, that was the only option for me to go to. Like I was so sold on that. Done deal. I didn’t even entertain anything else because I’m letting this situation work itself out.” 

He revealed that he was so “hellbent” on going to the Lakers that he had pushed all his other options to the side. Because of this, he said he had to go into “scramble mode” to find his new home.

DeRozan would have fixed many of the issues that Los Angeles had last season, but the front office opted to make the move for Westbrook, and the rest is history.

While there is no guarantee he would have had as much success in Los Angeles as he did in Chicago, it is safe to assume the Lakers would have enjoyed a much better season if they hadn’t changed course at the last second by spurning DeRozan.

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Former Celtics two way wing Matt Ryan signs with the Los Angeles Lakers

The White Plains native averaged 12.1 points, 2 rebounds, and an assist per game with the Maine Celtics while shooting 38% from beyond the arc.

Former Boston Celtics two-way player Matt Ryan has found a home with the Los Angeles Lakers, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania. There had been some optimism the sharpshooting wing might compete in the Celtics’ 2022 training camp for a regular roster spot after he spent the latter part of the 2021-22 season with the team in a two-way slot.

Ryan, who played collegiately for Notre Dame, Vanderbilt and Chattanooga, was signed by the Celtics late last season after going unselected in the 2020 NBA draft. The White Plains native averaged 12.1 points, 2 rebounds and an assist per game with the Maine Celtics while shooting 38% from beyond the arc.

However, success did not come as easily for Ryan at the next level. The New Yorker played one game with the parent club last season, and he hit just one of his five 3-point attempts to go with a steal.

The former Celtics wing will likely get more of an opportunity with the wing and shooting-starved Lakers, who need to find help at forward that can space the floor.

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Trade rumor rankings: Russell Westbrook, Jae Crowder and more

HoopsHype ranks the five players who appeared most in NBA trade rumors over the past week, including Russell Westbrook and Buddy Hield.

After the surprising trade of Bojan Bogdanovic from the Utah Jazz to the Detroit Pistons following weeks and months of scuttle that he’d probably be sent to an NBA title contender, we decided it was time for another edition of our trade rumors rankings series, where we rank the five players who have appeared most in trade rumors over the prior week.

This week is headlined by a player who has been at the center of trade rumors for this entire offseason and dating back to last season’s trade deadline. Will that player get dealt? It’s starting to look unlikelier.

Below, check out the five players with the most trade rumors around their name this week.

Ex-Celtic Isaiah Thomas disputes reports he’s been working out with the Los Angeles Lakers

It turns out rumors of IT returning to the Los Angeles Lakers may have been greatly exaggerated.

Rumors of Isaiah Thomas returning to the Los Angeles Lakers may have been greatly exaggerated

Initially, HoopsHype’s Michael Scotto reported the former Boston Celtics point guard had been working out in L.A. in recent days with a number of prospective Lakers in an attempt to latch on with the club for the 2022-23 NBA season.

But IT himself disputed the reporting on Twitter soon after Scotto shared his source’s information that seems to be — at least as far as IT is concerned — incorrect.

“No I didn’t workout for the lakers!!!!” replied Thomas. “What SOURCE told you that?? Smh”.

While a third-string floor general role for IT might make sense for the Lakers if they move on from veteran guard Russell Westbrook after signing fellow former Celtic Dennis Schroder to a deal, if L.A. hangs on to Westbrook for some time, a move for Thomas would make less sense.

And any signing would require IT to work out with the team, most likely, which has evidently not (yet?) happened.

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Report: Onetime Celtic Isaiah Thomas working out with Los Angeles Lakers for 2022-23 roster spot

IT reportedly joined Armoni Brooks, Sharife Cooper, Mychal Mulder, Shabazz Muhammad, Jeremy Lamb. Dwayne Bacon, and Miye Oni in working out with L.A.

The Boston Celtics’ longtime rivals, the Los Angeles Lakers, are loading up on rotation players from what solid options remain on the market. After signing one former Boston point guard, Dennis Schroder, it seems the Lakers could bring on board another.

HoopsHype’s Michael Scotto reported former Celtics floor general Isaiah Thomas has “worked out for the Los Angeles Lakers along with several players, including Armoni Brooks, Sharife Cooper, Mychal Mulder and others” which include “former lottery picks Shabazz Muhammad and Jeremy Lamb. Dwayne Bacon (and) Miye Oni”.

It is unclear how the Schroder signing might affect the Lakers’ plans, but if the franchise does plan to move off veteran guard Russell Westbrook, Thomas as the team’s third point guard could make sense for Los Angeles.

As could IT’s shooting if he is able to recapture the 39.7% rate he was hitting in his NBA stint with the Charlotte Hornets last season.

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Boston alum Dennis Schroder to return to Los Angeles Lakers on one-year deal

The former Celtics signee has averaged 21.6 points, 2.4 rebounds, and 7.3 assists (fourth best in the European Basketball Championships) per game in the Eurobasket.

It might have been a day tinged with sadness for Boston Celtics alumnus Dennis Schroder after his German National Team was bounced from the European Basketball Championship by the Spanish National Team. But the German floor general put a positive spin on things soon after the game ended by having his agent Marc Bartlestein share with Substack’s Marc Stein that Schroder will be rejoining the Los Angeles Lakers.

The former Boston point guard had offers from several teams around the NBA after his strong outing in the EuroBasket, per Stein. Schroder will sign a one-year, $2.64 million deal according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, joining a backcourt that, at least for now, still includes Russel Westbrook along with Patrick Beverley.

The former Celtics signee has averaged 21.6 points, 2.4 rebounds, and 7.3 assists (fourth best in the European Basketball Championships) per game in the Eurobasket.

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Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/3zBKQY6

Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3GfUPFi

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