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NBA: Indiana Pacers vs Los Angeles Lakers Prediction 12/9/2023

The Indiana Pacers (12-8) travel to face off against the Los Angeles Lakers (14-9) on Saturday, December 9th. This game will be played at T-Mobile Arena in T-Mobile Arena and televised on ABC. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 8:30 ET.

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The Pacers Are Coming Off A Win

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The Pacers’ most recent game versus the Bucks saw Tyrese Haliburton lead the Pacers with 27 points while shooting 11/19 from the field. The Pacers picked up a 128-119 win, and Myles Turner also added 26 points which was 2nd on the team.

Coming into today’s game vs. the Lakers, the Pacers are looking to build on their above .500 record of 12-8. In the Central division, they are in 2nd place and are 5th in the Eastern Conference.

Indiana comes in with an overall ATS record of 12-8 so far this season. The Pacers currently have a three game ATS win streak as the underdog and are 5-5 vs. the spread as the favorite.

The Lakers Are Coming Off A Winla lakers nba

The Lakers won vs. the Pelicans in their most recent game, ending with a score of 133-89. At the beginning of the second half, the Lakers were leading 67-54.

With an overall record of 14-9, the Lakers are heading into today’s game looking to extend their three game winning streak. In the Western Conference, the Lakers are currently ranked 5th and are 1st in the Pacific division.

Los Angeles comes in with an overall ATS record of 11-12 so far this season. In their last two games as underdogs, the Lakers have faced ATS losses, and they have a 8-6 record against the spread as favorites.

Pacers Offense Breakdown

The Indiana offense will take the floor in today’s game with the league’s 1st ranked offense at 128.4 points per game. When looking at the Pacers pace of play, they tend to play an up-tempo style of basketball. So far, the team is in the upper half of the NBA in possessions per game, averaging 103.5. A key aspect of the team’s offensive success is their ability to pair an up-tempo style of play with efficient outside shooting. So far, they are the 6th ranked team in 3-point shooting percentage.

Lakers Offense Breakdown

The Lakers come into today’s game as the 17th ranked scoring offense at 113.1 points per game. Coming into today’s game, the Lakers will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 10.2 made 3’s per game. One area of the team’s offense that has been effective is their ability to get to the free-throw line. So far, they are ranked 6th, with an average of 19.8 made free-throws per game.

Pacers Team Defense

Coming into today’s game, the Pacers’ defense is giving up an average of 124.9 points per contest.

On two point field goal attempts, the Pacers’ defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 54.7% and allowing 38.8% from beyond the arc.

Lakers Team Defense

Coming into the game, the Lakers defense has held opposing team’s to fewer points than the league average in 43.5% of their games. Currently, they are 10th in the NBA at 112.0 points per game allowed.

In the terms of takeaways, Lakers are causing 14.1 turnovers per game, ranking 22nd in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 9th in rejections, averaging 5.8 blocked shots each game.

Key Players For The Pacers And Lakers

The outlook for today’s matchup points to Tyrese Haliburton as the primary point contributor for the Pacers, finishing with 20 points while maintaining a 7/14 shooting accuracy. Throughout this season, his average stands at 26.9 points per game, along with 4.2 rebounds.

As for Los Angeles, LeBron James is projected to be the primary scorer for the Lakers. Our forecast has him finishing the game with 19, and adding 5 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 55.3% and is averaging 25 points per contest.

Pacers vs Lakers Trends

  • Indiana has played well in their previous 5 road games, going 4-1 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 138 points per game while allowing 133. The team also performed well vs the spread at 4-1.
  • When looking at their past ten home matchups, Los Angeles has an ATS record of 5-5 while averaging 111 per game. The team went 4-6 overall in these games.
  • In their last three games as the betting underdog, the Pacers have a strong straight up record of 3-0. In addition, their ATS record was 3-0 in these scenarios.
  • Going back to their previous ten games as the favorite, Los Angeles has an ATS mark of 7-3 while going 9-1 straight up.

Pacers vs Lakers Prediction

Entering the game as underdogs with a spread of +4.5, the Pacers is our point spread pick. Our projections not only see them covering the spread but also indicate a solid chance of an outright victory. This is a good choice for those looking for a higher moneyline payout.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 240.5 and our model has the Pacers and Lakers finishing with a combined 232 points. Our pick is to take the under.

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