The Lakers go head to head with the Pacers on Wednesday night. It’s been a tough road stint for the Lakers, winning one of four games. This is their last chance to secure a victory before heading back to Los Angeles for two games. Meanwhile, the Pacers are coming off an exceptional win against the Bulls, which they won 109-77.
That said, the NitroBetting team helps you get your picks on the right track. We provide an in-depth look at the upcoming Lakers vs. Pacers game. In this preview, you can find essential event info, statistics, the latest NBA betting odds, trends, and expert betting predictions.
Lakers vs. Pacers Game Information
- When: Wednesday, November 24, 2021, 7:00 PM ET
- Where: Gainbridge Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana
- TV: NBA TV
- Radio: 710 ESPNLA (Lakers) / 107.5FM The Fan (Pacers)
- Live Stream: NBA League Pass
- NBA Betting Odds: Lakers (TBA) / Pacers (TBA)
Why Bet on the Los Angeles Lakers?
The Lakers are in a rut right now, losing four of their last five games. LeBron James missed his 11th game of the season after his tussle with Isaiah Stewart. However, he is eligible to return to play after serving a one-game suspension. His presence should play a crucial role in their efforts to return to winning ways.
They are one of the highest-scoring teams in the league right now. The Lakers average 109.9 points (sixth) per game on 46.1% shooting. The team puts down good two and three-point shooting numbers. They record 34.8% shooting (tenth) from deep and 52.7% from the two-point range. Anthony Davis plays a huge role in these numbers. The forward holds a team-high 24.6 points per game. On top of that, he tops the side in rebounds (10.5) and blocks per game (2.3).
Defensively, the team allows 113.4 opponent points (29th) per game. They produce adequate rebounding statistics and collect 54.1 total rebounds per game. Rim protection is also a primary strength of this squad. As a team, they average 6.2 blocks (fourth) per game.
No health issues plague the Lakers for now. The trio of LeBron James, Anthony Davis, and Russell Westbrook is expected to set the foundations for the game and we look forward to watching the team play to its full potential.
Why Bet on the Indiana Pacers?
The Pacers look stellar after their win against one of the league favorites, the Bulls. The team won their last two games by double-digits. Additionally, the team secured five of its eight wins at the Gainbridge Fieldhouse.
As of this writing, the hosts average 107.3 points (16th) per game on 46.2% shooting (eighth). The team is deadly from the two-point range. They average 54.0% from the two-point range (fifth) to help bring their effective field goal percentage up to 53.1% (seventh). Malcolm Brogdon leads the scoring with 20.9 PPG. He is joined by four other players in the double-digit scoring, which goes to show that the rest of the team can deliver if called upon.
The Pacers are competent on both ends of the court, making them one of the league’s dark horses this season. The team allows 105.3 points (12th) per game. They record 54.3 rebounds (11th) per game. Domantas Sabonis carries a team-high 11.1 rebounds per game. Furthermore, the Blue and Gold tops the league in blocks per game at 6.8 per game.
Caris LeVert is on the questionable list. He suffered a back injury in his last outing for the Pacers. If he fails to get cleared on Wednesday, Chris Duarte is slated to stand in for the guard.
Lakers vs. Pacers Betting Trends
- The Lakers are 3-3 in the last six games against the Pacers (2-4 ATS).
- The Lakers are 4-6 in the last ten road games (4-6 ATS).
- The totals went over in three of the Lakers’ last three road games against the Pacers.
- The Pacers are 8-2 in the last ten home games against the Lakers (7-3 ATS).
- The Pacers are 6-4 in the last ten games at the Gainbridge Fieldhouse (8-2 ATS).
- The totals went under in three of the Pacers’ last seven games against the Lakers.
Lakers vs. Pacers Expert Betting Prediction
Even with James back in the lineup, the Lakers still have plenty of work to do. If Anthony Davis fails to deliver and repeats his performance against the Knicks, James and Westbrook have to do more heavy lifting for the team to get the win. However, they stand better chances of covering the spread.
The Pacers, on the other hand, are well-rested and have plenty of momentum behind them. They could add another win to their record if they hold onto their current form. Add that to home-court advantage and they enter the contest as favorites.
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