Indiana Pacers at Los Angeles Lakers - 3/12/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Los Angeles Lakers (24-13) vs Indiana Pacers (16-19)
Game Info: Friday, March 12, 2021 at 10:30 pm (Staples Center)
Betting Odds: Los Angeles Lakers -4.5 -- Over/Under: 216.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Indiana Pacers and Los Angeles Lakers meet Friday in NBA action at the Staples Center.
The Indiana Pacers need a win after losing five of their last six games. The Indiana Pacers are averaging 112.8 points on 47.3 percent shooting and allowing 112.5 points on 46.9 percent shooting. Malcolm Brogdon is averaging 21.2 points and 4.6 rebounds while Domantas Sabonis is averaging 20.8 points and six assists. TJ Warren is the third double-digit scorer and Myles Turner is grabbing 6.5 rebounds. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 36.3 percent from beyond the arc and 78.2 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Pacers are allowing 38.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.6 rebounds per game.
The Los Angeles Lakers need a win after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 111.4 points on 48.1 percent shooting and allowing 106.3 points on 45.3 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 25.8 points and eight rebounds while Anthony Davis is averaging 22.5 points and three assists. Dennis Schroder is the third double-digit scorer and Montrezl Harrell is grabbing 6.4 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 74.5 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.4 rebounds per game.
The Pacers are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games and 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Lakers are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win. The over is 4-1 in Pacers last 5 overall. The under is 5-1 in Lakers last 6 games as a favorite. The Pacers are 0-4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Los Angeles and 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Indiana Pacers are simply not a team that's impressed me this season, and they entered the break losing their last five games by an average of 6.4 points while allowing 53.5 percent shooting from the field. The Los Angeles Lakers entered the break struggling as well, but they're a veteran bunch led by LeBron, so you have to assume they'll get back on track. The Lakers win at home by an average of 5.6 points. I'll lay the reasonable number with the Lakers at home.