Los Angeles Lakers vs. Indiana Pacers - 1/4/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Indiana Pacers (13-21) at Los Angeles Lakers (10-23)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, January 4, 2015 at 9:30 pm (STAPLES Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Lakers +2 -- Over/Under: 200.5 See the Latest Odds
The Indiana Pacers invade the Staples Center to battle the Los Angeles Lakers tonight.
The Indiana Pacers have won five of their last seven overall and are going for a third straight win after sneaking past the Bucks by 94-91 on Friday. Roy Hibbert had 18 points while Luis Scola added 14 points in just 17 minutes off the bench, but it was CJ Miles who made six of his nine three pointers to lead the team with 22 points. George Hill sat out the game with a groin strain and CJ Watson sat out with a foot injury. Indiana is now 13-21 on the season and 6-12 on the road.
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Meanwhile, the Lakers have lost seven of their last nine games overall and will be rueing their missed opportunities after narrowly losing to the Grizzlies by 109-106 on Friday. Ed Davis and Jeremy Lin both led the team with 20 points apiece while Nick Young and Carlos Boozer added 14 points each, but with the game on the line and the Lakers down by three, it was Kobe Bryant who missed on the three that would have forced overtime. With the loss, Los Angeles falls to 10-23 overall and 4-12 at home.
In ATS trends, the Pacers are 4-0 ATS in their last four games overall and 18-7-1 ATS in their last 26 road games, while the Lakers are 4-1-1 ATS in their last six games following a loss and 3-1-1 ATS in their last five games against a team with a losing record.
Head to head, the Pacers are 5-1 ATS in the last six meetings overall and a perfect 4-0 ATS in the last four meetings in Los Angeles.
The line has yet to be released for this one so please check back before tip-off for my free pick.