Pacers vs Los Angeles Lakers NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Pacers vs Los Angeles Lakers Prediction 3/24/2024

The Indiana Pacers (40-31) travel to face off against the Los Angeles Lakers (38-32) on Sunday, March 24th. This game will be played at Arena in Los Angeles and televised on NBA. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 10:00 ET.

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The Pacers Are Coming Off A Win

In their last game, the Pacers defeated the Warriors with a final score of 123-111. Prior to the game, the Pacers were the underdog at +4.5, earning both a straight-up and ATS victory. Considering the over/under, the total of 234 points fell short of the set over/under line of 241.5.

Coming into today’s game against the Lakers, the Pacers are above .500 with a 40-31 record. In the Eastern Conference, they are 6th and are 3rd in the Central division.

The Pacers have covered the spread successfully in their previous two games and maintain an overall ATS record of 38-31. Indiana has gone 16-19 against the spread this season when they are the favorites, and they are 22-12 when playing as underdogs.

The Lakers Are Coming Off A Win

The Lakers’ most recent matchup against the 76ers saw Anthony Davis lead the Lakers with 23 points while shooting 10/16 from the field. LeBron James also contributed 20 points as the Lakers won by a score of 101-94 vs. the 76ers.

In their last three games, the Lakers have gone 2-1 and are 38-32 overall. In non-conference play, they are 14-9 and have gone 24-23 against Western Conference teams.

So far, Los Angeles is below .500 in their ATS record, currently standing at 31-39. Los Angeles has gone 15-23 against the spread this season when they are the favorites, and they are 16-16 when playing as underdogs.

Pacers Offense Breakdown

For the season, the Indiana offense is the 1st ranked unit in the NBA, at 122.8 points per contest.

Indiana’s offense has been the best in the league this season, leading the NBA in scoring at 122.8 points per game. This high-scoring attack has been especially potent on the road, where the Pacers are averaging 120.4 points per contest.

When it comes to shooting efficiency, Indiana ranks first in field goal percentage at 50%. They are also one of the league’s best teams at getting to the rim, leading the NBA in two-point field goal attempts.

So far, the Pacers have outscored the NBA scoring average in 71.8% of their games. In terms of pace, Indiana is second in the league at 101.5 possessions per game.

Lakers Offense Breakdown

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The Lakers step onto the court for today’s game as one of the NBA’s top-scoring squads, putting up 117.2 points per game (10th).

At home, the Lakers are averaging 118.3 points per game, which is 10th in the NBA. Overall, they are 10th in the league in scoring at 117.2 points per game. In terms of pace, the Lakers are 4th in the NBA at 100.7 possessions per game.

When it comes to shooting, the Lakers are 3rd in field goal percentage at 49%. However, they are just 29th in three-point attempts and 25th in three-point makes at 11.7 per game. Overall, they are shooting 37% from beyond the arc.

As a team, the Lakers are 7th in assists, averaging 28.6 per game. In terms of free throws, they are 6th in attempts and 8th in makes at 18.4 per game. On the offensive glass, the Lakers are last in the NBA, averaging just 8.1 offensive rebounds per game.

Pacers Team Defense

Coming into the game, the Pacers will be looking to improve their defense, as they are currently giving up 120.5 points per game (27th). In the terms of takeaways, Pacers are causing 12.5 turnovers per game, ranking 14th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 7th in rejections, averaging 5.9 blocked shots each game.

Lakers Team Defense

On defense, the Lakers are ranked 23rd in the NBA this season. So far, they have given up more points than the NBA scoring average in 57.1% of their games. The Lakers defense is coming off a game in which they held the 76ers offense to just 43.8% shooting. Overall, they gave up 94 points to Philadelphia.

Key Players For The Pacers And Lakers

Our projections for today’s game indicate that Pascal Siakam will be the primary scorer for the Pacers, with 21 points and going 8/15 from the field. This season, he is averaging 21.6 points per game along with 7 boards.

On the other side, LeBron James is our projected leading scorer for the Lakers. We have him ending the game with a team-high 25 and grabbing 7 rebounds. This season, he is shooting at a field goal percentage of 53.1%, and his scoring average is 25.4 points per game.

Pacers vs Lakers Trends

  • When looking at their past five road matchups, Indiana has an ATS record of 5-0 while averaging 122 per game. The team went 5-0 overall in these games.
  • Across the Lakers last five home games, the team averaged 116 points per game while allowing 121. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 2-3, while going 2-3 straight-up.
  • As the betting underdog, the Pacers have an ATS record of 4-1 in their last five games. In these matchups their, straight up record was 4-1.
  • In their last three games as the betting favorite, the Lakers have a straight up record of 2-1, while going 1-2 against the spread.

Pacers vs Lakers Prediction

Not only do we have the Lakers winning this one by a score of 120-114, but we see them covering the spread. Our pick is to grab the Lakers at -4.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 241.5 and our model has the Pacers and Lakers finishing with a combined 234 points. Our pick is to take the under.

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