Two squads sitting in and out of the playoff places of their respective conference are clashing today, when the Indiana Pacers (34-19), looking to extend their first winning streak after losing their star player for the season, are hosting the Los Angeles Lakers (27-25), who want to bounce back after their latest defeat.

Date/Time: 02-05-2019, 19:00 EDT

Spread: Indiana Pacers +3.5

Total: +216.5

Indiana Pacers have a 34-19 record (26-27 against the spread) so far this season and are currently tied with two more teams in the third place of the East. They have back-to-back wins and in their last game they won on the road against the Pelicans with a 109-107 score, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Victor Oladipo with 18.8 ppg, adding 5.6 boards and 5.2 dimes per game but he will miss the rest of the season with an injury. He is followed by Bojan Bogdanovic with 16.3 ppg and 4 boards per game.

Los Angeles Lakers have a 27-25 record (23-28-2 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit in the 10th place of the West. They have lost two of their last three matches and in their last game they lost on the road against the Warriors with a 101-115 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by LeBron James with 27.2 ppg, adding 7.2 dimes and a team high 8.5 boards per game. He is followed by Kyle Kuzma with 18.8 ppg and 5.8 boards per game.

In their previous meeting earlier this season the Lakers won at home with a 104-96 score. Pacers have a 18-7 home record, while the Lakers are 11-14 on the road. Lakers are better offensively, scoring 112.1 ppg to Pacers’ 107.9 ppg, while Pacers are better defensively, allowing 103.7 ppg to Lakers’ 112.1 ppg. Both teams have almost identical field goal percentage (47.4% to 47.3%), while Pacers have a better 3-point percentage (36.7% to 33.5%). Lakers are better in boards grabbed (47.5 to 43.5), while Pacers are better both in dimes made (25.9 to 24.6) and in turnovers committed (13.6 to 15.5). Pacers have shown signs of life without Oladipo and while Vegas odds give the Lakers a -3.5 spread, don’t expect them to beat the odds and pick the Pacers in this one.

Los Angeles Lakers vs Indiana Pacers Prediction: Indiana Pacers +3.5 (-110)

 

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Nikos Lagouretos

My name is Nikos Lagouretos, I am 35 years old from Greece and I have been a basketball enthusiast for almost 25 years, having played semi-pro myself. All those years i have seen countless games, done a ton of reading and statistical analysis and I thought it was about time to put them to some good use. I provide analysis, predictions and specialize in NBA, WNBA and almost every domestic and international club league of Europe.

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