At 10:00 ET, the Pacers will travel to Los Angeles to take on the Lakers in a non-conference matchup. The Lakers (-163) are favored by 4 points over the Pacers (+135). The over/under line for the game is currently sitting at 241.5 points.

Indiana comes into the game with a 40-31 record and has won two straight games. The Pacers are currently 6th in the Eastern Conference and 3rd in the Central Division. On the other side, the Lakers are 38-32 and have also won two straight. They are 9th in the Western Conference and 4th in the Pacific Division.

INDIANA PACERS VS LOS ANGELES LAKERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Los Angeles Lakers -4

This game will be played at Crypto.com Arena at 10:00 ET on Sunday, March 24th.

WHY BET THE LOS ANGELES LAKERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 120-114 in favor of the Lakers.
  • Our projections have LeBron James finishing with LeBron James points, 7 rebounds and 8 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Lakers finishing with a field goal percentage of 49.5% and knocking down 14 threes.

Can The Pacers Secure a Win at Los Angeles?

Indiana has won two straight games and is currently 40-31 on the season, which is good for 3rd place in the Central Division and 6th in the Eastern Conference. As the underdog, the Pacers have gone 20-16 this season.

In their last game, the Pacers covered the spread as 4.5-point underdogs, defeating the Warriors by a score of 123-111. The O/U line for that game was also 241.5, and Indiana’s ATS record for the season is 38-31.

This season, the Pacers have gone 22-12 as the underdog against the spread, and they have covered the spread in their last five road games. On the road, Indiana is 19-16 straight up and 20-14 ATS.

In their games this season, the Pacers have averaged 243.4 points per game, and today’s O/U line of 241.5 is just below their season average of 242.2. Indiana’s games have gone under the O/U line in their last four games.

Indiana comes into the game as the top-scoring team in the NBA at 122.8 points per game. They have been even better on the road, averaging 120.4 points per game away from home.

The Pacers have outscored the NBA scoring average in 71.8% of their games this season. They are also the league leaders in field goal percentage at 50% and are 2nd in pace at 101.5 possessions per game.

When it comes to three-point shooting, Indiana is 10th in the league at 37%. However, they are 1st in two-point field goal percentage at 58%.

Coming into the game, the Pacers’ defense is giving up an average of 120.5 points per game. So far, they have given up more points than the NBA league average in 63.4% of their games. 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.

Will the Lakers Come Through as Home Favorites?

Today, the Lakers will look to extend their winning streak to three games as they host the Pacers. The Lakers are favored by 4 points and have a record of 25-13 as the favorite this season.

Los Angeles’ ATS record for the season is 31-39, going 18-20 ATS at home and 13-19 ATS on the road. As the favorite, they are 15-23 ATS and have failed to cover the spread in two straight games.

The Lakers’ O/U record for the season is 39-31, and their games have averaged 234.5 points per game. Today’s O/U line is set at 241.5, and 63 of their games have had lower over/under lines than that.

In their last game, the Lakers defeated the 76ers by a score of 101-94. The O/U line for that game was 227.5, and the Lakers were favored by 7.5 points. This win improved their overall record to 38-32, which is currently 9th in the Western Conference.

So far, the Lakers are 24-23 against other Western Conference teams and 7-9 against teams in the Pacific Division. At home, they have a scoring differential of +4.9 points per game.

Coming into tonight’s game, the Lakers are 10th in the NBA in scoring at 117.2 points per game. However, they have been even better at home, averaging 118.3 points per game. Overall, the Lakers have outscored the NBA scoring average in 52.9% of their games.

One of the reasons for the Lakers’ success on offense has been their ability to get to the free-throw line. They are 6th in the league in free-throw attempts at 23.8 per game and are also 8th in free throws made.

When it comes to pace, the Lakers are 4th in the NBA at 100.7 possessions per game. This has helped them get off more two-point attempts than all but six teams in the league. Overall, the Lakers are shooting 49% from the field, which is 3rd in the NBA.

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 Los Angeles defense has allowed opponents to shoot 37.4% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 47.4% of their field goal attempts vs. Los Angeles.