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(13-8) Indiana Pacers vs. Los Angeles Lakers (11-9)
Date: Thursday, November 29
Time: 10:30PM EST
STAPLES Center, Los Angeles, California
NBA Moneyline Odds: off
NBA Betting Odds: Lakers -4.5
NBA Betting Total: 218
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Thursday, November 29 finds the Indiana Pacers meeting up vs. the Los Angeles Lakers as they meet for the first time in the 2018-19 regular season.
Both teams last played Tuesday with the Pacers the victors in Phoenix while the Lakers who roasted in Denver by a 32 point margin (117-85).
Last season, the teams split the season series. The Lakers hold the all-time record having bested the Pacers in 59 of their 88 matches.
Despite not having Victor Oladipo available again the Pacers continue to find ways to win and players are stepping up. Six players scored in double digits in the victory over the Suns.
Two reserves were the heroes in the match with Domantas Sabonis producing a massive double-double of 21 points and 16 rebounds while Doug McDermott also scored 21 points. The quartet who joined them were Myles Turner (16), Bojan Bogdanovic (15), Thaddeus Young (13) and Darren Collison (11).
The Pacers produce the fourth best field goal and perimeter percent. Defensively Indiana allows the second fewest points are the third best defensive rebounding team.
Since leaving the Hawks game on November 17th early due to a right knee injury Victor Oladipo has missed the past five Pacers matches and is listed as questionable for Thursday versus the Lakers. In his absence, Indiana has produced a 3-2 record.
Los Angeles Lakers
It was a methodical beatdown by the Nuggets against the Lakers Tuesday as they won every quarter. By the half Denver led by eight, after the third quarter they were up by 18 and in the final frame they shut down LA limiting them to 14 points while scoring 28.
Kyle Kuzma led the way scoring 21 points while LeBron James (14) and Brandon Ingram (14) were the only other Lakers to score in double-digits.
LeBron has his work cut out for him as he navigates teaching his young Lakers charges what it takes to be competitive. Although there have been strides made the Lakers as they rank 18th offensively and 12th defensively.
Highlights include offensively the Lakers shoot the seventh best field goal percentage and since Tyson Chandler signed have witnessed improvements on the glass ranking seventh in defensive rebounding. Conversely, they allow the eighth highest opponent point total and sixth most opponent rebounds.
Lonzo Ball exited the game after spraining his left ankle and is questionable for Thursday. Rajon Rondo (broken right hand) is expected to be sidelined until the end of December.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Lakers are 6-4 ATS in their last 10 head to head contests
- Pacers are 7-3 in last 10 head to head meetings.
- The over-under is 4-6 in team’s last 10 head to head matchups
Free Indiana Pacers vs. Los Angeles Lakers NBA Prediction:
Both squads have teetered between excellence and drubbings although the Pacers boast a 7-4 road record. Indiana is on a two game win streak while the Lakers have lost two in a row.
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NBA Free Score Prediction: Pacers 105 – Lakers 102
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