Los Angeles Lakers vs Indiana Pacers Odds and Prediction
The Los Angeles Lakers will face the Indiana Pacers this Wednesday at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, Calif. The Pacers have been in terrible form this season and in the last 11 games, they have managed to win only one game. The Lakers on the other hand will be playing their last home game of January month tonight. They are coming off one of their best victories of the season. They defeated Utah Jazz by a 101-95 score difference.
Tonight, the Lakers fans will be hoping to witness an exciting game as the home team will be looking forward to extending their winning record to 2 games. In the last 10 games, they have managed to 6 while losing the other 4 games.
Going in the game, the Lakers will be starting as favorites while for Pacers a win will help to boost up their morale.
Los Angeles Lakers vs Indiana Pacers Odds and Prediction: Match Odds
The Los Angeles Lakers had a huge win against one of the best teams in the Western conference last Monday night. Playing at home, the Lakers beat the Jazz by 101-95 and got their first victory after three defeats in a row against the Grizzlies, Pelicans, and Nuggets.
The Pacers come to the Crypto.com Arena trying to recover from the loss against another Californian team, the Los Angeles Clippers. At the same place where they will play this Wednesday, the squad from Indiana got defeated by the Clippers after the 139-133 score.
This is the second time Lakers and Pacers collide this season. On Nov. 26, the Californians went to Indianapolis and brought the win back to Los Angeles in their bags after the 126-114 victory.
|Los Angeles Lakers||Indiana Pacers||Predicted Winner|
|Smarkets||Odds: 1.40||Odds: 2.52||Los Angeles Lakers|
|Oddsshark||Spread: -4 (-112)||Spread: +4 (-110)||Los Angeles Lakers|
Los Angeles Lakers vs Indiana Pacers Odds and Prediction: Game Analysis
Los Angeles Lakers
The Lakers still have time to reach a position that meets the expectations of their fans. The team sits in seventh place in the Western Conference standings and if the regular season was over today, the Californians would not go directly to the NBA playoffs.
Last Monday night, the team came to the Crypto.com Arena knowing a victory against the Jazz would be essential for them and they were able to achieve their goal. The team beat the fourth-best team in the Western Conference standings by 101-95 and finished their three games losing streak.
The team showed an evolution both offensively and defensively, as the Lakers were able to score more points than in their previous match and they conceded less than 100 points to their opponents for the first time in 16 games.
Lebron James, Lakers’ small-forward, and Russell Westbrook, Lakers’ point-guard, were the two best players in the Lakers squad during the game against the Jazz. James scored 25 points, provided seven assists and got seven rebounds, while Westbrook scored 15 points, gave three assists and got eight rebounds.
Los Angeles Lakers vs Indiana Pacers Odds and Prediction: Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
Anthony Davis – Knee Injury
Carmelo Anthony – Back Injury
Kendrick Nunn – Knee Injury
The Pacers will have their second match in the week at the Crypto.com Arena and their record is not positive, as they come from a loss against the Los Angeles Clippers last Monday, the fourth defeat in a row. The squad from Indianapolis has one of the worst road records in the league and occupies the 13th position in the Eastern Conference standings.
They will face the Lakers after suffering four defeats where they could score more than 100 points in just one game. Additionally, the Pacers have the fourth-worst three-pointers percentage average in the league, as they have only converted 42.7% of their attempts. Defensively, the team has allowed their opponents to score at least 100 points against them since Dec. 8, when they beat the Dallas Mavericks by 106-93 playing at home.
Caris LeVert and Chris Duarte, Pacers’ guards, had the best individual numbers in their squad against the Clippers. LeVert scored 26 points, provided four assists and collected nine rebounds for his team, and Duarte scored 24 points, gave six assists and got seven rebounds for the Pacers.
Los Angeles Lakers vs Indiana Pacers Odds and Prediction: Indiana Pacers Injuries
T.J. McConnell – Wrist Injury
T.J. Warren – Foot Injury
Los Angeles Lakers vs Indiana Pacers Odds and Prediction: Game Prediction
Lakers’ match against the Jazz and the Pacers horrible road record helps the fans to analyze and assume which squad are the main favorites for this match.
As said before, the Lakers beat one of the best offenses in the league last Monday playing a good level of basketball, while the Pacers come to the arena with four losses in a row in their bag and a poor 3-17 road record.
Looking at the stats and the current form of both teams, it is clear the Lakers are the favorites for this match against the Pacers, even though inconsistency has been one of their main characteristics throughout this season.