Jack's Free Pick Sunday!
Indiana vs. LA Lakers,
01/22/2012 21:30 EDT,
Score: 98 - 96
Point Spread: -5½/-107 LA Lakers
The Los Angeles Lakers have been like night and day home and away. They've been virtually unstoppable at home, but they can't seem to carry that game on the road. Fortunately, the Lakers return home tonight to try and put an end to a 2-game losing streak with road losses to the Heat and Magic Thursday and Friday.
The Lakers are 9-1 at home this season, outscoring opponents by an average of 9.2 points/game. They are holding foes to just 84.6 points/game and 39.5 percent shooting at home. Head coach Mike Brown has certainly gotten this team to play defense at a very high level this year. That doesn't bode well for Indiana, which scores just 92.9 points/game on 41.5 percent shooting this season.
Brown is 50-28 ATS after 3 or more consecutive unders in all games he has coached. The Pacers are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 vs. Western Conference. Indiana is 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games as a road underdog of 5.0-10.5. The Pacers are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games following a S.U. win. The favorite is 12-4 ATS in the last 14 meetings. L.A. is 6-2 ATS in their last 8 home meetings with Indiana. Bet the Lakers Sunday.