Los Angeles Lakers vs Indiana Pacers NBA Odds an Predictions
As a seventh seeded team in Western Conference, LA Lakers will be playing playin tournaments to get into NBA playoffs. Lakers will be playing Golden State Warriors who are 8th seeded in first playin and if they win they will be entering playoffs as true 7th seeded team. However, if they lose Lakers will be playing for eighth seed against the winner of the Memphis Grizzlies and San Antonio Spurs.
However, before the play-in begins Los Angeles Lakers have last two regular season games left. Saturday night, Lakers will be up against Indiana Pacers who too have qualified for the NBA inaugural play-in tournaments. Their victory over Philadelphia on Tuesday night, combined with Chicago’s loss to Brooklyn helped them qualify for NBA’s new play-in tournament. They are currently 9th seeded team in Eastern Conference and they are likely to finish anywhere from eighth to tenth.
On Saturday Indiana Pacers will be hosting Los Angeles Lakers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse arena located in Downtown Indianapolis, Indiana.
FiveThirtyEight, predicts a win for LA Lakers in Saturday afternoon game against Indiana Pacers. However, the latest Los Angeles Lakers vs Indiana Pacers NBA Odds an Predictions also predicts the same.The latest Los Angeles Lakers vs Indiana Pacers NBA Odds an Predictions updated on 15th May.
Los Angeles Lakers vs Indiana Pacers NBA Odds an Predictions: Match Details
Lakers vs Pacers
Date and Time of Match: 15th May 2021, 1PM EST
Host Team: Indiana Pacers
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Los Angeles Lakers vs Indiana Pacers NBA Odds an Predictions: Recent Form
LA Lakers has been hit by injury badly this season. Their star player Lebron James has been out for major part of the season due to ankle injury. It is still unclear if he will be present for Saturday’s game against Indiana Pacers. Latest news suggests he may be back on court for Pacers game while some news suggests he will be back only for next week’s play in games. Talking about their NBA 2020-21 form, Lakers have been completely out of form this season. However, in last 3 games they were able to display their excellent form. They are undefeated in last three games and their latest win was against Houston Rockets.
In Western Conference they are 7th seeded team with 40 wins and 30 losses. They have had an overall average record this season. As for conference record, they have won 24 games and lost 17 games. Their home record has been slightly better than away record. Playing at home they have 21 wins and 15 losses while on roads they have 19 wins and 15 losses. In last 10 games they have 5 wins and 5 losses while in last 5 games they have 3 wins and 2 losses. Currently they are on a 3 games winning streak and will be hoping to carry on their winning streak also on Saturday.
Indiana Pacers is coming off a defeat in last game at the hands of Milwaukee Bucks after a magnificent win against Eastern Conference table toppers Philadelphia 76ers. This season they have more losses than victories. They are currently 9th seeded team in Eastern Conference with 33 wins and 37 losses. In last 10 games that they played this season, they have won four and lost six, while they have 3 wins and 2 losses in last 5 games.
Playing against teams from their own conference, the Pacers have won 19 games while lost 22 games. Their away record has been better than their home campaigns this season. On road, they have 20 wins this season and have lost 15 games while playing at home they have lost 22 games and have won just 13 games. Despite having a bad record while hosting teams, Indiana Pacers will be looking forward to better their home record when they face LA Lakers on Saturday.
Los Angeles Lakers vs Indiana Pacers NBA Odds an Predictions: Head-to-Head
Lakers and Pacers haven’t played much games against each other. However, the head-to-head record between the two teams suggest, Los Angeles Lakers having an edge over Indiana Pacers. The two teams have played a total of 93 games in regular season. Lakers have been successful on 61 occasions while Indiana Pacers have won 32 games.
In last 5 clashes between the two teams, Lakers have won 2 while Pacers have won 3. This season the teams played just one regular season game, Lakers defeated Pacers by 105-100 points difference.
Currently, Lakers is on a one game winning streak against Pacers.
Los Angeles Lakers vs Indiana Pacers NBA Odds an Predictions: Predicted Winner
Looking at the recent form and also the head to head clashes between the two teams, Los Angeles Lakers maintains a slight edge over Indiana Pacers. According to FiveThirtyEight, the Lakers have a chance of 67% to secure a win whilel the host team has only 33% chance.
Looking the outright prediction for this season’s NBA, Brooklyn Nets is favorite to win this season’s NBA. Los Angeles Lakers is 2nd favorite as per Smarkets as well as Oddschecker. Indiana Pacers fails to feature among Top-10 teams who could win this season’s NBA.