Angeles Lakers vs Indiana Pacers NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Angeles Lakers vs Indiana Pacers Prediction 3/29/2024

The Los Angeles Lakers (41-32) travel to face off against the Indiana Pacers (41-33) on Friday, March 29th. This game will be played at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis and televised on BSIN. The Lakers are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Pacers are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Grizzlies. Tip-off is set for 7:00 ET.

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The Lakers Are Coming Off A Win

Rui Hachimura led Los Angeles with 32 points against the Grizzlies, the highest on the team. He finished with a field goal percentage of 55.6% in the game. As the Lakers secured the victory with a final score of 136-124, D’Angelo Russell also chipped in with 23 points.

As they prepare for today’s game, the Lakers come in with an overall record of 41-32 and have won five straight games. At home, the Lakers are 27-12 compared to 14-20 on the road.

Los Angeles’ ATS record sits below .500 (34-39). This season, Los Angeles has a 17-23 record against the spread when they are the favorites, and they are 17-16 as underdogs.

The Pacers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

In their most recent game, the Pacers tell to the Bulls by a score of 125-99. The Pacers not only lost the game but also failed to cover the spread as -2.5 point favorites. As for the over/under, the combined score of 224 points didn’t reach the over/under line of 234.5.

In the Pacers’ last ten games, they have gone 6-4 and have an overall record of 41-33 as they prepare for the Lakers. In their 74 games, the Pacers are 28-18 against the Eastern Conference and 13-15 in non-conference games.

Presently, Indiana boasts an ATS record of 39-33, which is above .500 against the spread. On the road, the Pacers have an ATS record of 21-16 compared to a 18-17 record vs. the spread at home.

Lakers Offense Breakdown

Leading up to today’s matchup, the Lakers are one of the NBA’s top offenses, averaging 118.1 points per game (7th).

When it comes to scoring, the Lakers have been one of the NBA’s most potent offenses this season, ranking 7th in points per game at 118.1. However, their scoring output has been slightly higher at home (119.1) compared to on the road (116.9).

So far this season, the Lakers have outscored the NBA scoring average in 54.8% of their games. In terms of pace, they are 3rd in the league at 101.2 possessions per game.

When it comes to shooting, the Lakers are one of the NBA’s best teams inside the arc, ranking 3rd in two-point field goal percentage at 56%. However, they are just 29th in three-point attempts and 22nd in three-point makes at 11.8 per game.

Pacers Offense Breakdown

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The Pacers arrive for today’s game as one of the NBA’s top offensive teams, scoring an average of 122.9 points per game (1st).

This season, the Pacers have been the top-scoring team in the NBA, averaging 122.9 points per game. At home, they have been even better, averaging 125.1 points per game.

Indiana has been one of the most efficient shooting teams in the league, ranking 1st in field goal percentage at 50%. They have also been excellent inside the arc, leading the NBA in two-point field goal percentage at 58%.

So far, the Pacers have outscored the NBA scoring average in 71.6% of their games. They are also the top team in the league in assists, averaging 30.6 per game.

Lakers Team Defense

Coming into the game, the Lakers’ defense is giving up an average of 117.8 points per game. So far, they have given up more points than the NBA league average in 58.9% of their games. In the terms of takeaways, Lakers are causing 13.2 turnovers per game, ranking 19th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 10th in rejections, averaging 5.6 blocked shots each game.

Pacers Team Defense

Looking at the Pacers defense, they will be looking for a better performance considering they are currently conceding 120.9 points per game (29th). On two point field goal attempts, the Pacers’ defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 56.3% and allowing 37.1% from beyond the arc.

Key Players For The Lakers And Pacers

In today’s game, our projections have LeBron James leading the Lakers with 25 points on 9/18 shooting from the field. During this season, he is delivering an average of 25.3 points per game, along with 7.3 rebounds.

As for Indiana, Pascal Siakam is projected to be the primary scorer for the Pacers. Our forecast has him finishing the game with 21, and adding 7 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 53.5% and is averaging 21.8 points per contest.

Lakers vs Pacers Trends

  • When looking at their past ten road matchups, Los Angeles has an ATS record of 6-4 while averaging 119 per game. The team went 7-3 overall in these games.
  • In their last three games at home, the Pacers have a straight up record of 1-2 while going 1-2 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 125 points per game in these contests.
  • As the betting underdog, the Lakers have an ATS record of 4-1 in their last five games. In these matchups their, straight up record was 4-1.
  • The last five games that Indiana was favored, they have an ATS mark of 2-3 while going 2-3 straight up.

Lakers vs Pacers Prediction

Coming in as the underdogs at +3.5, we have the Lakers as the way to go on the point spread. Not only do we have them covering, but our projections show they have a good one of winning this one straight-up, if you’re looking for a higher payout on the moneyline.

As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 242, and our model projects the Lakers and Pacers to reach a combined total of 231 points. Our bet is on taking the under.

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