Los Angeles Lakers at Indiana Pacers - 8/8/20 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Los Angeles Lakers (51-17) at Indiana Pacers (42-27)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, August 8, 2020 at 6:00 pm (HP Field House)
The Line: Indiana Pacers +8 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Los Angeles Lakers and Indiana Pacers meet Saturday in NBA action at the HP Field House.
The Los Angeles Lakers could use a feel good win here after losing four of their last six games. The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 113.2 points on 47.9 percent shooting and allowing 106.9 points on 44.3 percent shooting. Anthony Davis is averaging 26.4 points and 9.4 rebounds while LeBron James is averaging 25.3 points and 10.3 assists. Kyle Kuzma is the third double-digit scorer and Dion Waiters is grabbing two rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 73 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 34.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46 rebounds per game.
The Indiana Pacers look for a statement victory after winning five of their last seven games. The Indiana Pacers are averaging 109.6 points on 47.8 percent shooting and allowing 107.6 points on 44.9 percent shooting. TJ Warren is averaging 19.6 points and 4.2 rebounds while Victor Oladipo is averaging 13.9 points and 2.8 assists. Myles Turner is the third double-digit scorer and Doug McDermott is grabbing 2.5 rebounds. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 36.2 percent from beyond the arc and 78.9 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Pacers are allowing 34.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.5 rebounds per game.
The Lakers are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Indiana. The over is 9-3 in the last 12 meetings in Indiana. The under is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.
There's a lot of questionable players for this contest, including the red hot T.J. Warren who is batting a foot injury and LeBron James who is nursing a groin injury and gaining rest for a playoff run. I don't like getting involved in games where there's so many roster question marks, but this is a lot of points to pass up with a Pacers team that's playing well against a Lakers team that looks uninspired. The Los Angeles Lakers have the top seed in the West wrapped up and seem to be focused on the playoffs already, losing four of their last six games.
Give me the Pacers and the points.