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2021 NBA Handicapping
(9-9) Los Angeles Lakers vs. Indiana Pacers (8-11)
Date: Wednesday, November 24th
Time: 07:00 PM (ET)
Venue: Gainbridge Fieldhouse Indiana, Indianapolis, Indiana
NBA Moneyline Odds: Lakers | Pacers (Bet Now!) Moneyline is off as of posting
NBA Betting Odds: Pacers -1.5
NBA Betting Total: OFF
Wednesday, November 24th the Los Angeles Lakers travel to Indiana to face the Pacers in their first meeting of the season.
This is the final game of the Lakers Western road swing with a single win versus the Pistons and losses to the Bucks, Celtics and added the Knicks to that list with the loss on Tuesday. The Pacers last played on Monday in Chicago with a 109-77 rout of the Bulls.
The Lakers hold the all-time record between the clubs with 62 wins in 94 meetings. Last season, the teams played twice with the Lakers taking both contests.
Los Angeles Lakers
While LeBron James missed eight games due to an abdominal strain his absence in the match versus the Knicks was forced by the league who suspended him one game for a closed fist punch to the face of Isaiah Stewart in the Pistons contest on Sunday.
Anthony Davis had a fever during the day and played but never looked fully like himself although he did score 20 points (on 7 of 17) plus six rebounds and three assists.
LA fell behind immediately as the Knicks pounced on them in the opening quarter 36-20 and built a 25 point lead.
Russell Westbrook posted a triple-double of 31 points, 13 rebounds, and 10 assists plus two steals and six turnovers. The enigmatic guard kept LA in the match scoring 18 of his 31 points in the third quarter to narrow the deficit.
Carmelo Anthony was cheered loudly by his former fanbase but struggled (3 of 14) to collect his 12 points and Talen Horton-Tucker was even worse missing all eight of his shot attempts.
Avery Bradley (15) and Malik Monk (12) were the other double-figure contributors.
Austin Reaves (hamstring) is questionable while Trevor Ariza (ankle) and Kendrick Nunn (knee) remain out indefinitely.
Rich Carlisle has slowly been integrating his schemes as the new head coach of the Indiana Pacers. He’s also had to navigate injuries to the core and having players in and out of the rotation.
The record definitely reflects that improvement as Indiana won a single time in the initial seven matches. Since then the Pacers are a much more competitive 7-5 winning their last two consecutive games.
Diving into their record the victories aren’t limited to sub .500 teams. Rather there is a trio of matches that would quality as statement wins including the early-season overtime win versus the Heat and beating the Jazz on their home court.
Yet, their most recent victory where they romped the Bulls by 32-points at the United Center was the most impressive win by the Pacers this season.
Indy took advantage of a Bulls club who had just returned from a long West Coast swing and were immediately thrown into a back-to-back set. All five Pacers starters registered double-figure scoring.
Big men Domantas Sabonis (21 points, 11 rebounds) and Myles Turner (12 points, 10 rebounds, four blocks) both registered double-doubles.
Rookie Chris Duarte hasn’t been scoring with the same efficiency now that he’s coming off the bench. It’s the common problem reserve players face where they need to learn how to score the minute they enter a game and how to generate their own rhythm.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The teams are 5-5 in their last 10 head to head contests
- The teams are 5-5 ATS in the last 10 head to head meetings
- Over Under is 4-6 in the team’s last 10 head to head matchups
Free Los Angeles Lakers vs. Indiana Pacers NBA Prediction
With the loss to the Knicks the best the Lakers can do on the road trip is 2-3 and they’ll need a win versus the Pacers to get there.
Having fallen below .500 they’ll have motivation but the Pacers have the rest advantage and their size will pose issues for LA especially if Davis is still under the weather.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Pacers -1.5
That said, the Lakers have lost both prior second games of back-to-back sets versus the Thunder and Bulls so I’m leaning toward the Pacers covering easily.
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