To date, the Lakers are one win better than the cumulative prediction of 15-43.
Tuesday at Charlotte Hornets
The Hornets are inconsistent, but they're just a half-game out of the top eight in the Eastern Conference.
The Lakers have played some of their best basketball of the season of late, but their visit to the Hornets will be a difficult challenge.
Wednesday at Miami Heat
The Heat were already vulnerable with Chris Bosh out for the season with a blood clot in his lung, but center Hassan Whiteside may face suspension after a near-wrestling match with Alex Len in Miami's Monday night win over the Phoenix Suns.
Regardless, the Heat still have Dwayne Wade, Luol Deng and newcomer Goran Dragic -- while the Lakers are on the road on the second night of a back-to-back.
Friday at Memphis Grizzlies
The Grizzlies only give up 95.7 points a game, a big reason the team is the second seed in the Western Conference.
A win in Memphis would be impressive, but unlikely.
Sunday vs. Dallas Mavericks
Nonetheless, Dallas is holding on to a playoff berth, with hopes of climbing from their current position as the sixth seed.
At the end of a busy week, the Lakers will find a challenge waiting at home for them in the Mavericks.