The Lakers have lost four in a row despite being the defending champions. On Friday they play the Kings, at home no less. I'm sure Kobe Bryant is furious about their longest losing streak in years, and they have the same team (minus Bynum) that won the championship last year. Although I'm sure they are tired from busy summers, they are still a good team.
What are the odds the Lakers will win on Friday? I don't know, but I would feel comfortable betting a lot of money on the Lakers to win, at home, against a 4-15 team, to snap a four game losing streak for them.
Situations like this remind me of why an NBA Martingale system based on the one or two best teams in the league could be very profitable.