LA Lakers Odds
The Lakers are a Los Angeles institution, California icon, a West Coast legend and a marquee NBA franchise. When California legalizes online sports betting, Lakers’ odds will draw massive action.
As it is, the Lakers are already one of the most bet-on teams across the US. And as long as LeBron James and Anthony Davis are on the team, they’ll likely remain so. See below for how to bet on the Los Angeles Lakers online, including the latest lines and odds if they become available in California.
Sports betting in California is not legal. However, there is one sportsbook out there that gives California basketball fans a chance to get in on the action: A social sportsbook.
Tonight’s Lakers game lines
If California legalizes sports betting, you’ll find the latest point spreads and moneyline odds for Lakers games here. Clicking an odds number will take you to the relevant book.
Lakers NBA Finals, futures odds
Sportsbooks will also list odds for the Lakers to win the Pacific Division, the Western Conference or the NBA Finals. Click on any odds to get started.
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How to bet on the Lakers online
Betting on the Lakers — or anything NBA-related — starts with signing up for an account with a sportsbook in a state where that book legally operates. The good news is that California sports betting sites should make this easy when legalized. Here are the steps:
- On the sportsbook’s website, select the “Sign Up” or “Register” button on the homepage.
- Alternatively, you can download and install the sportsbook app from the homepage and use that to create an account.
- Go through the registration form and fill out all the necessary fields.
- Make sure to enter the bonus code if you need one to claim any promos for new customers.
- Accept all the terms and conditions and submit your information for verification.
LA Lakers betting lines
What is the Lakers’ moneyline?
Pick either the Lakers to win outright or the Lakers’ opponent to do the same. You lock in the current odds when you place your bet. For example, the moneyline for a Lakers game might be LA Clippers +150 @ LA Lakers -175.
The team with the positive odds — in this case, the Clippers — is the underdog. The positive number 150 means that if the Clippers win, you will win $150, plus your bet back, for every $100 you bet on them. The Lakers at -175 indicate that they are the favorite, and you’d stand to win $100, plus your bet back, for every $175 you successfully bet on them.
What is the Lakers’ spread?
In this case, you’re picking whether the Lakers or their opponent will do better after you consider the spread. An NBA spread is a number that the sportsbook sets to handicap the favored team and boost the underdog from a betting perspective. Continuing with the above example, the spread might be LA Clippers +5.5 (-110) @ LA Lakers -5.5 (-110).
Bet on the Clippers, and you’ll win if they win by any score or lose by five points or fewer. Bet on the Lakers, and you need them to win by six or more to win your bet. The odds are the same (-110) on both sides, indicating that you would win a $100 profit, plus your bet back, on a wager of $110.
What is the Lakers’ over/under?
Totals, or over/unders, are when you bet on the total combined score of a game. The Lakers-Clippers total line might be 220.5 points, for example. If that’s the case, you could bet on the game’s combined score being over or under 220.5. In general, the odds on both sides of such a bet will be around -110, similar to spread bets.
Lakers futures odds
Futures are bets on long-term outcomes. For the NBA, and the Lakers, that might mean betting on the team winning more than a certain number of regular-season games, winning the Pacific Division or just making the playoffs. You could also bet on the Lakers winning the Western Conference Finals or the NBA Finals before the season starts.
Many of these Lakers futures bets are available for most of the year, with the odds changing alongside the team’s chances. For instance, the Lakers opened at +500 to win the 2022 NBA Finals. However, with the team struggling late in the season, those odds rose to +10,000. In the meantime, the Phoenix Suns were running away with the West, so while they opened at +1,300 to win the Finals, the odds dropped to +320 late in the season.
Live betting on the Lakers
Mobile technology has put online sportsbooks in the palm of your hand. That means watching a Lakers game on your sofa with your phone or tablet by your side is like watching it at a swanky Las Vegas sportsbook lounge.
Plus, CA sports betting apps will let you bet on Lakers games in the middle of the action. These apps aren’t legal yet, but whenever sports betting comes to the Golden State, it can be one of the most popular forms of betting. For the most part, it’s the same bets as you might find before the game, but the odds will change with the action on the court.
Betting on the Lakers with a sportsbook app
To start with, you’ll want to download and install a sportsbook app on your device. For example, you can download and install the DraftKings Sportsbook app or FanDuel Sportsbook app on most phones and tablets. This includes Android devices running on Android 5.1 or later and iPhones and iPads running on iOS 8 or later.
Android and iOS
Most online sportsbooks will have links to get the app from Google Play or the Apple App Store, depending on your device. Once you’ve downloaded the app, you can start using it the same way you would a sportsbook website:
- Sign up, claim any bonuses and deposit funds into your account.
- Browse through the Lakers lines until you find something on which to bet.
- Click on a bet and fill out the bet slip to place it.
Who are the Lakers’ betting partners?
Corporate Lakers sponsors include MGM Resorts. The $100,000 Mandalay Bay Big Shot Jackpot promo is a longtime feature of that sponsorship. It has occurred between the third and fourth quarter of Lakers home games since 2006. Eleven people hit the half-court shot, and MGM paid $1.1 million to the winners.
Pechanga Resort Casino is also a corporate sponsor of the Lakers. Pechanga hosts the annual Hoops for Troops event on Veterans Day.
Legal and regulated sports betting hasn’t made its way to California yet, so the Lakers do not have an official sportsbook partner. However, DraftKings and FanDuel are co-official sports betting partners of the NBA. Several other online sportsbooks across the country are on a list of the NBA’s authorized sports betting operators.
Where to find the Lakers on radio and TV
You can watch Lakers games on Spectrum SportsNet. Stu Lantz still serves as the Lakers’ broadcast analyst after 35 years. Bill Macdonald does the play-by-play, and Mike Trudell is the sideline reporter.
KCAL-9 is the Lakers’ flagship radio station. Radio broadcasts feature play-by-play with John Ireland and Lakers great Mychal Thompson on analysis. Spanish-language radio broadcasts are on 1330 ESPN Deportes, with Fernando Gonzalez doing the play-by-play and Jose “Pepe” Mantilla providing analysis.
How to stream the Lakers online
Lakers highlights, news and analysis are free at NBA.com. Get an NBA League Pass subscription to stream live Lakers games on your mobile device or computer. You can also stream Lakers broadcasts and other content online via Spectrum SportsNet by signing in with your TV provider.
Where to watch the Lakers in person
From 1967 to 99, the Lakers played games at the vaunted Forum in Inglewood. The team moved to its current digs in 1999. Originally known as the Staples Center, the arena’s name changed in 2021. Here are the details on where you can catch the Lakers in person:
- Venue: Crypto.com Arena
- Address: 1111 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90015
- Owner: Anschutz Entertainment Group
- Capacity: 19,079 for basketball
- Opening date: Oct. 17, 1999
- Construction cost: $375 million
- Tenants: Lakers, Clippers, Sparks (WNBA), Kings (NHL)
- Events hosted: Concerts, Grammys, League of Legends, pro wrestling, etc.
Where can I bet on the Lakers right now?
Legal and regulated sports betting may be coming to California, but it’s not here just yet. In the meantime, you can legally bet on the Lakers in neighboring states like Arizona, Nevada and Oregon. Plus, you can bet on the Lakers in other US states where sports betting is legal, including:
- Arkansas (retail only)
- Delaware (retail only)
- District of Columbia
- Mississippi (retail only)
- Montana (retail only)
- Nevada (must register in person)
- New Jersey
- New Hampshire
- New Mexico (retail only)
- New York
- North Carolina (retail only)
- Rhode Island (must register in person)
- South Dakota (retail only)
- Washington (retail only)
- West Virginia
And more states, like Maryland, have legalized sports betting or are in the process of doing so but have yet to go live.
Los Angeles Lakers FAQs
The franchise is owned by Jeanie Buss and its General Manager is Rob Pelinka. It could be said the pair run the team. However, LeBron James, his agent Rich Paul, and their agency Klutch Sports are said to have a major influence on most basketball decisions. Former Laker Kurt Rambis, his wife Linda Rambis, former coach Phil Jackson, and Laker legend Magic Johnson also hold sway with the team.
The LA Lakers were the Minneapolis Lakers from 1947 to 1960. Minnesota’s nickname is the “Land of 10,000 Lakes” and while inside that state, the basketball team took on the name ‘Lakers’ as an ode to that.
The LA Lakers are mostly known for winning. The Lakers have won 17 NBA championships, putting them in a tie with the Boston Celtics for the most titles in NBA history. They are also known for “Showtime,” an uptempo style of play born in the 1980s behind the play of legendary Laker guard Magic Johnson.
There is a Los Angeles Lakers TikTok account. It is @losangeleslakers and the account is tagged as the #1 Los Angeles Lakers Fan Shop Official NBA Store.
Former LA Laker A.C. Green, a member of the Showtime Lakers teams of the 1980s, was often the subject of jokes by teammates for being a born-again Christian and staying celibate for 16 NBA seasons.
Entrepreneur, businessman, and real estate investor Dr. Jerry Buss owned the Lakers and was reportedly worth $600 Million when he died in 2013.