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los angeles lakers vs indiana pacers prediction 12/09/2023 sport preview

Los Angeles Lakers vs Indiana Pacers Prediction & Betting Tips 12/9/2023

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Los Angeles Lakers vs Indiana Pacers 12/9/2023:
  • We like the Pacers on the moneyline (+153)
  • The Pacers are also our pick on the spread at +4.5
  • Our NBA model projects 232 points, and we suggest taking the under

Los Angeles Lakers vs Indiana Pacers Preview

Looking to win big? The Pacers and Lakers face off at 8:30 ET on ABC. The Lakers are hosting the game at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV.

The over/under for this game is set at 240.5 points, and the Lakers are the home favorites against the Pacers in a non-conference matchup. Check out BetCoco for Los Angeles Lakers – Indiana Pacers odds

Los Angeles Lakers vs Indiana Pacers Head-to-Head and Key Stats

The last three times the Pacers have travelled to take on the Lakers, they are 2-1. Across the last three head to head matchups between the Pacers and Lakers, the teams have averaged 222 points per game with an over/under record of 0-3. The last three times they have faced off with the Lakers as the home team, the OU record is 2-1.

  • In their last ten games away from home, the Pacers have a straight up record of 6-4 while going 7-3 vs. the spread. The team averaged 129 points per game in this stretch.
  • When looking at their past ten home matchups, Los Angeles has an ATS record of 5-5 while averaging 111 per game. The team went 4-6 overall in these games.
  • Indiana has done well both straight up and vs the spread as the underdog, going 4-1 SU and 4-1 ATS in their last five games.
  • The Lakers have played well in their last five games as the betting favorite, going 5-0 straight up and 5-0 against the spread.

Los Angeles Lakers vs Indiana Pacers Prediction

Coming into today’s game, the Pacers have won three straight and are 12-8 overall. In the Eastern Conference, they are 5th and hold the 2nd spot in the Central division.

Indiana comes in with an overall ATS record of 12-8 so far this season. In their last two road games, Indiana has successfully covered the spread, and they hold an ATS record of 5-3 on the road in contrast to 7-5 at home.

The Pacers come in with an over/under record of 16-4-0 for the current season. They have an average over/under line of 239.3 in their games, and their differential vs. the over/under line this season is 14.

In their most recent game, the Pacers’ offense tallied 128 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 128.4 points per game. Tyrese Haliburton led the team in scoring, putting up 27 points. Additionally, Myles Turner contributed 26 points for the Pacers.

Facing Los Angeles, the Pacers aims for a better defensive performance, given their current average of 124.9 points allowed per game (29th).

Indiana’s defense is currently forcing 11.9 turnovers per game, which is 4th in the league. Additionally, they enter the game ranked 4th in blocked shots, with an average of 6.3 rejections per game.

Heading into today’s game, the Lakers are looking to extend their three game winning streak, and have an overall record of 14-9. At home, the Lakers are 10-2 compared to 4-7 on the road.

Los Angeles arrives with an ATS record of 11-12 for the season up to this point. On the road, the Lakers have an ATS record of 5-6 compared to a 6-6 record vs. the spread at home.

The over/under record for the Lakers stands at 9-14-0 so far this season. The average over/under line in their games is 228.5 and they have a -3.4 differential vs. the over/under line this season.

The Lakers recently showcased a strong offensive performance, scoring 133 points against the Pelicans. This output exceeded their season average of 113.1 points per game. Offensively, the Lakers hold a season-long field goal percentage of 48%, placing them 5th in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 28th in terms of percentage and 30th in three-pointers made.

Currently, the Lakers’ defense holds the 10th rank in the NBA, allowing 112.0 points per game.

The Lakers defense is coming off a game in which they held the Pelicans offense to just 54.7% shooting. Overall, they gave up 89 points to New Orleans.

Even though they are considered 4.5-point underdogs, our projection points to a 119-113 win for the Pacers.

Los Angeles Lakers vs Indiana Pacers Betting Tips

  • We like the Pacers on the moneyline (+153)
  • The Pacers are also our pick on the spread at +4.5
  • Our NBA model projects 232 points, and we suggest taking the under

Los Angeles Lakers Injury Report

  • Anthony Davis – Left Hip – Probable
  • LeBron James – Calf – Probable
  • Jarred Vanderbilt – Heel – Probable
  • Gabe Vincent – Knee – Out

Indiana Pacers Injury Report

  • Jalen Smith – Knee – Out
  • Andrew Nembhard – Knee – Out

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