Lakers get a tough matchup in Indiana
The Los Angeles Lakers will be up against a tough opponent in NBA betting action on Tuesday as they take on the Indiana Pacers in marquee hoops action at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
Indiana beat Los Angeles 104-92 and covered the big 10.5-point spread on the road when the two teams met for the first time this season on January 28. The Pacers are 3-1 both SU and ATS in their last four games versus the Lakers dating back to 2012.
Indiana battles the Lakers, currently with a 19-37 mark (30-26 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 23-30-2 for the Pacers and 30-24-2 for the Lakers. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
This game pits the Pacers, currently No. 4 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Lakers, who rate No. 29 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 99-87 victory for the Pacers.
In their last action, Los Angeles was a 108-102 loser at home against the Nets. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (210) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Pau Gasol scored 22 points and added 11 rebounds for a double-double, but his team still lost 108-102 against Brooklyn in NBA action at STAPLES Center.
In their last action, Indiana was a 110-100 winner on the road against the Bucks. They failed to cover the 12-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (210) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Paul George went off for 32 points and added 5 rebounds leading Indiana to a 110-100 win over Milwaukee on Saturday at Bradley Center.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Indiana's No. 20-ranked offense, averaging 98.78 PPG, against a Lakers defense that ranks No. 29 at 105.95 PPG. The Pacers field goal percentage has averaged 45.29% so far, more than the Lakers shooters have achieved on the year, 44.51% per game.
A few Lakers at Pacers trends to consider:
LA Lakers is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
LA Lakers is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 13 of LA Lakers's last 19 games
LA Lakers is 8-2 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
Indiana is 1-5-1 ATS in its last 7 games
Indiana is 17-7 SU in its last 24 games
Indiana is 2-4-1 ATS in its last 7 games at home
Indiana is 15-2 SU in its last 17 games at home
Los Angeles at Memphis, Wednesday, February 26th
Indiana home to Milwaukee, Thursday, February 27th