Indiana Pacers (24-21) at Los Angeles Lakers (15-29)
NBA Basketball: Friday, January 19, 2018 at 10:30 pm (STAPLES Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Lakers +2 -- Over/Under: 214 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Indiana Pacers and Los Angeles Lakers meet Friday in NBA action at the Staples Center.
The Indiana Pacers look for a victory here after winning five of their last seven games. The Indiana Pacers are averaging 107.4 points on 48.3 percent shooting and allowing 106 points on 46.8 percent shooting. Victor Oladipo is averaging 24.3 points and four assists while Myles Turner is averaging 13.9 points and 6.5 rebounds. Bojan Bogdanovic is the third double-digit scorer and Darren Collinson is dishing 5.3 assists. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 38.6 percent from beyond the arc and 77.2 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Pacers are allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.9 rebounds per game. The Indiana Pacers have lost four of their last six road games.
The Los Angeles Lakers could use a win after splitting their last eight games. The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 106.3 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 110.5 points on 45.8 percent shooting. Kyle Kuzma is averaging 16.5 points and 6.2 rebounds while Brandon Ingram is averaging 15.9 points and 3.4 assists. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is the third double-digit scorer and Jordan Clarkson is dishing three assists. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 33 percent from beyond the arc and 69.5 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 34.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.3 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Lakers have won their last three home games.
The Pacers are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 road games, 6-2 ATS in their last 8 Friday games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Lakers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 vs. NBA Central. The Pacers are 0-4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings, the underdog is 4-0-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Los Angeles.
The Los Angeles Lakers play their best ball by far at home, and the Pacers hve cooled off big time and are on the end of a back to back. Assuming the Lakers get some of their injured players back for the night, this is a more than winnable game on their home court. Give me the points.