Lakers: Week 10 predictions [Video]

Lakers face the Nuggets, Grizzlies and Pacers this week

The Lakers managed a win through Week 9, but have lost six of their last seven games.

At 9-22, the Lakers are in 14th place in the Western Conference. 

They'll play three times through Week 10, visiting the Denver Nuggets (13-18) and then hosting the Memphis Grizzlies (22-8) and Indiana Pacers (11-20).

To date, the Lakers are one game behind the cumulative prediction of 10-21.

Tuesday at Denver Nuggets

The Nuggets have struggled for consistency this season, but have a 9-7 record at home.

Ty Lawson is Denver's No. 1 scorer (averaging 16.2 points a game) and playmaker (10.3 assists).

His team averages 101.5 points a game while yielding 104.3.

Of course, the Lakers give up more points than any team in the league, at 109.2 a night.

Prediction: Nuggets

Friday vs. Memphis Grizzlies

The Grizzlies are one of the top teams in the Western Conference, although they've been playing recently without forward Zach Randolph (knee).

Even without him, Memphis is a difficult team to deal with. Marc Gasol, Mike Conley and reserve Beno Udrih have given the Lakers trouble this season.

The Lakers haven't shown enough consistency this season, even at home, where they're just 4-11.

Prediction: Grizzlies

Sunday vs. Indiana Pacers

The Pacers recently dismantled the Lakers, 110-91.

Rodney Stuckey and C.J. Miles each scored 20 points in a game Indiana led 60-27 at the half.

The Lakers were embarrassed, and should be able to compete at a higher level on Sunday night.

Prediction: Lakers

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