It took 45 wins to make the playoffs last year. The
What are the odds the Lakers get to 45 wins this season?
According to gambling website Bovada.lv, the Lakers' over/under for the 2013-14 season is 36.5 wins.
Where does that put the Lakers in the Western Conference?
The top-eight teams include the
The Lakers were recently ranked 10th in the West by the Los Angeles Times but within striking distance of the Mavericks and Blazers -- making a playoff spot feasible with a strong year.
The key for the Lakers is getting
The 36-37 win range is certainly possible, but becomes less likely if the Lakers get Bryant back early in the season and have a relatively healthy run.