Are the Lakers a Better Team with Mike D’Antoni?

On May 31, 2011, former Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Mike Brown signed a 4-year contract worth an estimated $18 million. The deal marked the end of an era with Brown and his Princeton-style offense replacing legendary coach Phil Jackson and his infamous triangle offense. In his first season as head coach, Brown and the Lakers…

Basketball is Back! Analyzing NBA Win Total Projections

The 2012-2013 NBA basketball season tips off tonight with a trio of games, highlighted by the defending champion Heat hosting the Boston Celtics in what could easily be a preview of the Eastern Conference Finals. Although LeBron will get to see his first championship banner hoisted into the rafters this evening, the real intrigue will…

NBA Betting Trends: Miami Heat vs. Los Angeles Lakers

In today’s most anticipated game, two powerhouses will collide when the Miami Heat (28-8) travel to Los Angeles to take on the Lakers (22-14). Adding to the hype for this game is the matchup between Dwyane Wade and Kobe Bryant. Last Sunday in the All-Star game, Bryant suffered a broken nose and mild concussion after…

NBA Betting Trends: Los Angeles Lakers vs. Boston Celtics

The best rivalry in the NBA will be renewed tonight as the Los Angeles Lakers (14-11) travel to Boston to take on the Celtics (14-10). This game is a rematch of both the 2008 and 2010 NBA finals, although neither of these teams look to be title contenders in the early season. Although the Celtics…

NBA Betting Trends: Clippers vs. Lakers

Back in December it appeared that Chris Paul was heading to the Lakers as part of a three-team trade involving Lamar Odom and Pau Gasol. Just over a month later CP3 is playing in Los Angeles…but as a member of the Clippers. That storyline will be re-told again and again tonight when these cross-town rivals…