Indiana Pacers vs. Los Angeles Lakers - 12/17/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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Los Angeles Lakers at Indiana Pacers

Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at 7:00 PM (Bankers Life Fieldhouse)

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The Los Angeles Lakers go to Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana, to take on the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday. The Los Angeles Lakers are on a seven-game winning streak, last defeating the Atlanta Hawks. The Lakers only beat the Atlanta Hawks by five points, but the Lakers in their win streak have typically dominated teams, proving that they are one of the NBA's best teams, if not the best.

The Lakers can argue that they're the best team, as they have tied for the best record with the Milwaukee Bucks at this point. Everything is clicking on all cylinders for the Lakers, and the only thing that could be scary for Los Angeles is that Anthony Davis has been dealing with some injuries, and he is day-to-day at the moment. It does look like Anthony Davis will play in this game, but if he doesn't, that will affect the game somewhat.

Indiana Pacers are on a three-game winning streak, last defeating the Charlotte Hornets. The Pacers dominated the Hornets, winning the game 107 - 85. The Pacers have won four of their last five and seven of their last ten. 

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The Pacers are 18-9 on the season and 11-3 at home. Despite no Victor Oladipo, the Pacers are still second in the Central standings. 

Los Angeles is 16-11 ATS this season
Under is 5-2 in Lakers' last seven games as a road favorite.
Indiana is 15-11 ATS this season
Under is 5-0 in Pacers' last five games following a straight-up win.

If Anthony Davis doesn't play, then the Pacers certainly have a better chance of winning this one. However, that would still leave the Los Angeles Lakers with LeBron James on their team. Any team with LeBron James can beat the Indiana Pacers as the Pacers are all too familiar with for the last decade. However, it looks like Davis will play, and it will be James and Davis pulling off a victory against Indiana. Final Score Prediction, Los Angeles Lakers win 114 - 107.

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