Vegas Take on Lakers Loss to Cavs

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Vegas Take on Lakers Loss to Cavs

Las Vegas, Nevada (2/17/2011) – The Lakers lost a shocking game to the Cavs last night, and RJ Bell of breaks it down from the Las Vegas perspective.

Lakers were 11.5-point favorites at Cleveland.

NBA teams have been favored by 11.5-points or more 52 times this season, winning 47 and losing only 5.

Lakers have accounted for 3 of these losses:
02/16/2011: Lost at Cavs (11.5-point favorites)
01/28/2011: Lost hosting Kings (13-point favorites)
12/21/2010: Lost hosting Bucks (12-point favorites)

Orlando Magic have accounted for the other 2 losses:
11/12/2010: Lost hosting Raptors (14-point favorites)
01/24/2011: Lost hosting Pistons (12-point favorites)

No team other than the Lakers or the Magic has lost as a 11.5-point or greater favorite this season.

Before last night, only 3 NBA teams have been double digit road favorites (and they were 3-0).


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  • Thats just a sad stat as a Laker fan and season ticket holder. I'm already trying to sell my tickets, lol

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  • I had the Cavs. Not trying to boast but the Lakers are a tired bunch. You can see it in there body language. Very road weary.