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Indiana Pacers vs. L.A. Lakers - 2/5/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
L.A. Lakers at Indiana Pacers
Date & Time Tuesday February 5, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)
Location
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Indianapolis, Indiana
The Line
The Line: Indiana Pacers +3 -- Over/Under: 216.5
TV Channel
SPEC, FSIN
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NBA | L.A. Lakers at Indiana Pacers
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The Los Angeles Lakers and Indiana Pacers meet Tuesday in NBA action at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

The Los Angeles Lakers need a victory here after losing five of their last seven games. The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 112.1 points on 47.3 percent shooting and allowing 112.1 points on 44.3 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 27.2 points and 7.2 assists while Kyle Kuzma is averaging 18.8 points and 5.8 rebounds. Brandon Ingram is the third double-digit scorer and JaVale McGee is grabbing 6.8 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 33.5 percent from beyond the arc and 68.9 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.5 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Lakers have lost five of their last eight road games.

The Indiana Pacers look for another victory after splitting their last eight games. The Indiana Pacers are averaging 107.9 points on 47.5 percent shooting and allowing 103.6 points on 44.8 percent shooting. Bojan Bogdanovic is averaging 16.3 points and 4.1 rebounds while Domantas Sabonis is averaging 14.2 points and 9.3 rebounds. Myles Turner is the third double-digit scorer and Thaddeus Young is grabbing 6.3 rebounds. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 36.8 percent from beyond the arc and 75.6 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Pacers are allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.5 rebounds per game. The Indiana Pacers have won seven of their last nine home games.

The Lakers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games, 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 2 days rest and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 Tuesday games. The Pacers are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 vs. NBA Pacific and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Lakers are 6-1-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings and the home team is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings. The under is 4-1 in Lakers last 5 overall. The under is 7-2 in Pacers last 9 overall.

The home team has won nine of the last 10 meetings between the Lakers and Pacers, but these are different circumstances obviously. The Indiana Pacers have to scratch and claw for any sort of success without their best player and needed everything they had last night to beat an undermanned New Orleans Pelicans. The Los Angeles Lakers are as healthy as they've been in a while and are a much more attractive betting option with LeBron James on the court. We'll likely see some tired legs from the Pacers in this game considering their starters had a heavy workload last night and now have to travel from New Orleans. If the Lakers are going to remain in the playoff hunt, these are games they need to win. I'll lay the bucket with the road team.

Pick:
L.A. Lakers -3

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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