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Indiana PacersLos Angeles Lakers
34-9January 28, 2014, 10:30 | STAPLES Center16-29

The NBA betting slate features a clash between Los Angeles and Indiana on Tuesday, with the host Lakers trying to win for fans supporting them with their cheers and their money.

The Pacers will look to vanquish their hosts on Tuesday, as they are 28-15 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Lakers are 25-20 ATS. Indiana is 18-24-1 against the total, while Los Angeles is 25-18-2 versus the number. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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The visitors opened this morning as -9-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark (including 5Dimes), while the total was hovering around 204.5 at BetOnline and other shops.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Lakers at No. 30 and the Pacers at No. 1 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 99-87 result in favor of the Pacers.

In their last action, Indiana was a 109-96 loser on the road against the Nuggets. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (205) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Indiana got 23 points and 10 rebounds from Lance Stephenson in a losing cause in a 109-96 loss to Denver on Saturday at Pepsi Center.

Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 110-103 loser as they battled the Knicks on the road. The Lakers failed to cover in the match as a 5.5-point underdog, while 213 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Lakers got 24 points from Jodie Meeks, but it was New York that prevailed in a 110-103 final on Sunday at Madison Square Garden.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Los Angeles's No. 21-rated squad against Indiana's No. 7-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Los Angeles rates No. 5 in the league with 9.29 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 17 with 7.16 per outing.

Next up:
Indiana home to Phoenix, Thursday, January 30th
Los Angeles home to Charlotte, Friday, January 31st