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Struggling Lakers Unable To Beat Quality Opponents

It shouldn’t be much of a surprise but the Los Angeles Lakers can’t beat good teams. The Lakers have gone 2-11 SU in their past 13 games against teams with winning records. The floundering Lakers try to avoid their sixth straight loss when they host the Indiana Pacers on Friday.

SHARK BITES
  • The Pacers are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games against the Lakers.
  • The Pacers are 4-10 SU in their last 14 games on the West Coast.
  • The Lakers are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games against the Pacers.

During their current five-game losing streak, the Lakers have been surrendering 116.8 points per game while allowing opponents to shoot 52.7 percent from the floor. Lou Williams is getting hot, as the veteran has averaged 25 points while constantly getting to the line across the past two outings.

The Pacers have found their rhythm after a sluggish December, winning seven of their past eight outings while averaging 113.6 ppg. Jeff Teague has quietly been on a tear, as the point guard is averaging 17.3 points and 10.0 assists while shooting over 65 percent in Indiana’s past seven contests.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sports bettors looking to pick the Los Angeles Lakers as their prediction for this matchup, they were listed earlier as 3.5-point underdogs on the betting odds board at Bovada. Those betting on the total over/under for points scored have seen that line set at 220 for Friday at shops such as MyBookie.

A 115-103 result in favor of the Pacers is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Indiana Pacers vs Los Angeles Lakers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Los Angeles Lakers are 15-31 so far on the NBA season, and 19-26-1 ATS vs the spread betting line. The Indiana Pacers, meanwhile, are 22-19 and 18-23 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Los Angeles go 26-20 and the Pacers go 24-17 on the total. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Los Angeles vs Indiana injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 25 (Los Angeles Lakers) and the No. 19 (Pacers) teams in the league, according to our current NBA betting Power Rankings at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively the game matches up Los Angeles's No. 18-ranked offense (104.67 PPG) against a Indiana Pacers defense that ranks No. 23 at 106.61 PPG. The Los Angeles Lakers have averaged 44.57% from the field per game, less than the Indiana Pacers have managed so far this NBA season (46.22% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Jeff Teague scored 22 points and added 11 assists for a double-double, leading Indiana over Sacramento, 106-100, on Wednesday at Golden 1 Center.

Los Angeles suffered a 127-121 loss against Denver on Tuesday, getting 24 points from Louis Williams in a losing effort at STAPLES Center.

Betting Trends
  • Indiana is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Indiana is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Indiana's last 9 games
  • Indiana is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
  • LA Lakers is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
  • LA Lakers is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Lakers's last 6 games
  • LA Lakers is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Indiana at Utah, Saturday, January 21st
Los Angeles at Dallas, Sunday, January 22nd

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