With two ATS wins over their past three games against the Lakers, the Pacers will be trying to pay off on the NBA betting lines at the sportsbooks once again on Tuesday night in Los Angeles.
Indiana edged Los Angeles 98-96 at the Staples Center in the last meeting between the teams last January, winning as a 5-point underdog on the NBA odds. That was the fourth OVER result in the past five games between the two teams.
Supporters of the Pacers have seen them go 6-8 and 6-8 ATS so far this season, while the Lakers are at 7-7 and 6-8 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Lakers are 8-6, while the Pacers are 5-9.
Those backing the visitors in this one found the Pacers listed as 7.5-point underdogs earlier at SBG Global. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER line for this game was set at 195.5 at BetOnline but may have moved since opening.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 5 (Lakers) and the No. 12 (Pacers) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 99-94 result in favor of the Lakers is predicted by handicapping models.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Los Angeles's No. 5-rated squad against Indiana's No. 1-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Los Angeles rates No. 7 in the league with 8.1 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 18 with 6.5 per outing.
Defensively, the Pacers feature the league's No. 4-rated defense on the road, giving up 92.5 points per game. Los Angeles, meanwhile, comes in at No. 12 in the league in scoring at home.
In their last action, Indiana was a 104-97 loser at home against the Spurs. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (201) was profitable news for OVER bettors. The Pacers endured a 104-97 loss at the hands of the Spurs on Friday, despite a 22-point effort from David West at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 115-89 winner as they battled the Mavericks on the road. The Lakers covered in the match as a 1-point favorite, while 204 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Los Angeles cruised to victory on Saturday, running Dallas out of the gym and running up a 115-89 score at American Airlines Center.
Indiana Pacers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 1-9
Before playing Sacramento are 6-4
After playing San Antonio are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5
Los Angeles Lakers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 10-0
Before playing Denver are 6-4
After playing Dallas are 3-7
After a win are 3-7
A few Pacers at Lakers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Indiana's last 7 games when playing LA Lakers
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Indiana's last 8 games on the road
Indiana is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games
Indiana is 2-4 SU in their last 6 games when playing LA Lakers
LA Lakers are 14-2 SU in their last 16 games when playing at home against Indiana
LA Lakers are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of the LA Lakers last 7 games when playing Indiana
LA Lakers are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games
Indiana at Sacramento, Friday, November 30
LA Lakers home to Denver, Friday, November 30