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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).

View Los Angeles Lakers vs Indiana Pacers Odds and Stats.

The Lakers were listed as 13-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks (including 5Dimes), with the total listed at 202 earlier in the day (check BetOnline for updates during the day).

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

Next up:
Los Angeles at Memphis, Wednesday, February 26th
Indiana home to Milwaukee, Thursday, February 27th