Making on a bet on this NBA game featuring the Pacers versus the Lakers? Tip off is at at 8:30 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ABC. The game will be played at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV. The odds for this non-conference game currently have the Lakers as the betting favorite with the over/under line sitting at 240.5 points.

INDIANA PACERS VS LOS ANGELES LAKERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Indiana Pacers +4.5

This game will be played at T-Mobile Arena at 8:30 ET on Saturday, December 9th.

WHY BET THE INDIANA PACERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 119-113 in favor of the Pacers.
  • Our projections have Tyrese Haliburton finishing with Tyrese Haliburton points, 4 rebounds and 8 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Pacers finishing with a field goal percentage of 51.2% and knocking down 14 threes.

Will the Pacers Win in Las Vegas?

When looking at the Pacers’ last five games, they are 3-2 and have a record of 12-8 overall. In road games, the Pacers are 5-3 this season, while going 7-5 at home.

Indiana currently has an ATS record of 12-8, placing them above .500 against the spread. During this season, Indiana has a 5-5 record against the spread as favorites and 7-3 as underdogs.

In their recent game, the Pacers’ offense concluded with 128 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 128.4 points per contest. In terms of three-point shooting, the Pacers offense has been good from outside, hitting 38% of their three-pointers on an average of 38.9 attempts per game. Their overall field goal percentage is currently 50%.

Coming into the game, the Pacers will be looking to improve their defense, as they are currently giving up 124.9 points per game (29th).

Indiana’s defense is currently forcing 11.9 turnovers per game, which is 4th in the league. Additionally, they enter the game ranked 4th in blocked shots, with an average of 6.3 rejections per game.

Does Los Angeles Have What it Takes at Home?

Coming into today’s matchup vs the Pacers, the Lakers are 14-9 overall. They have a 11-6 record vs Western Conference teams and are 3-3 in non-conference games.

So far, Los Angeles’ ATS record is below .500 at 11-12. The Lakers currently have a five game ATS win streak as the favorite and are 3-6 vs. the spread as underdogs.

In their latest game, Los Angeles’ offense looked good, scoring 133 points against the Pelicans. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 54.7% and made 22/29 free throws. The team’s scoring leader is LeBron James, who holds an average of 25 as they head into today’s matchup. Additionally, Anthony Davis is averaging 22.7 points per game this season.

Currently, the Lakers’ defense holds the 10th rank in the NBA, allowing 112.0 points per game.

When it comes to forced turnovers, the Lakers are forcing 14.1 per game, which is 22nd in the league. They also come into the game sitting 9th in blocked shots at 5.8 per game.