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NBA Betting: Pacers at Lakers

The Lakers will look to close out their week with a win on Sunday night as they host the Pacers in an NBA betting matchup in L.A.

Indiana has only managed to win three of its past 10 games against the Lakers, although they were slightly better at 4-6 ATS in those contests. The OVER has paid off in five of the past six matchups.

View Indiana vs LA Lakers Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back the visiting Pacers before tip-off in this one will find them as 6.5-point underdogs, while the total sits at 178.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Lakers sit at No. 2 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Pacers are at No. 14 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Pacers will win this game 95-93.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Los Angeles's No. 3-rated squad against Indiana's No. 2-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Los Angeles rates No. 27 in the league with 4.1 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 21 with 5.4 per outing.

Defensively, the Pacers feature the league's No. 7-rated defense on the road, allowing 92.9 points per game. Los Angeles, meanwhile, comes in at No. 22 in the league in scoring at home.

In their last action, Indiana was a 94-91 winner on the road against the Warriors. They covered the 1-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (185) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Danny Granger scored 26 points for Indiana on Friday, leading the Pacers to a 94-91 victory over Golden State at Oracle Arena.

The Lakers were a 92-80 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Magic. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (172) made winners of UNDER bettors. Los Angeles got 30 points from Kobe Bryant en route to a 92-80 loss at the hands of Los Angeles on Friday at Amway Center.

Indiana Pacers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Orlando are 4-6
After playing Golden State are 2-8
After a win are 5-5

Los Angeles Lakers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 9-1
Before playing LA Clippers are 10-0
After playing Orlando are 7-3
After a loss are 5-5

A few Pacers at Lakers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Indiana's last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Indiana's last 6 games when playing LA Lakers
Indiana is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Indiana's last 5 games on the road
LA Lakers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games at home
LA Lakers are 14-1 SU in their last 15 games when playing at home against Indiana
The total has gone OVER in 5 of the LA Lakers last 6 games when playing Indiana
LA Lakers are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing Indiana

Next up:
Indiana home to Orlando, Tuesday, January 24
LA Lakers home to LA Clippers, Wednesday, January 25

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