Free NBA Pick: Lakers vs. Pacers Lines
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(1-2) Los Angeles Lakers vs. Indiana Pacers (1-2)
Date: Tuesday, November 1
Time: 7:00PM EST
Venue: Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN
NBA Moneyline Odds: Off
NBA Betting Odds: Indiana -9.0
NBA Betting Total: 216.0
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While the Lakers could prove to be one of the more compelling story lines in the NBA season with a boatload of young talent on their roster, the Pacers are expected to by some to be one of the challengers to Cleveland in the Eastern Conference.
The Pacers have a solid group of contributors but the team will go as far as Paul George takes them and this matchup with the Lakers could be challenging for him.
Los Angeles Lakers
This young group of Lakers grouped with a handful of veterans got off to a good start beating James Harden and the Rockets by 6 in their season opener.
They have since dropped their next two to the Jazz and the Thunder but have been using their youth and energy to create turnovers – 8th most per game in this young season.
A likely steadying hand in putting together that type of defense is Luol Deng – often regarded as one the league’s best perimeter defenders.
The veteran presence of guys like Deng, Metta World Peace, and Louis Williams should help the young Lakers in understanding the importance of playing as hard on defense as on offense.
It is still very early on in determining what this Lakers team will be when its all said and done for this NBA season but this game will be another test of how they handle playing one of the game’s best players.
The Lakers effort to stop Russell Westbrook didn’t go very well as he posted another triple double but now they will have to stop an entirely different style but nearly as talented Paul George.
The key for the Lakers will be forcing those turnovers again – they have plenty of guys that play better in transition. The Lakers will need to push the tempo and get their slashers opportunities to attack the basket.
The Pacers have a few rim protectors that should present difficulties for the Lakers. Myles Turner, Thad Young, and Al Jefferson will be there greeting LA in the paint.
The addition of Jeff Teague is expected to provide more of a scoring threat than George Hill did and potentially take some of the scoring weight off on Paul George and Monta Ellis.
With Rodney Stuckey and Aaron Brooks still on the shelf with injuries, Teague will be relied upon for all of Indiana’s point guard production.
George will certainly bring the ball up the court and handle some of the playmaking for the Pacers. George has gotten off to a good start – shooting 48 percent from the field in the first three games.
A surprising scoring addition thus far has been the development of Myles Turner who is averaging 21 points per game. Turner was and is expected to be a rebounding and defensive presence for the Pacers but they will certainly welcome all offensive production from the interior.
When Stuckey and Brooks return, Indiana will certainly love their bench options but even right now, they can put together a decent second unit.
That will be where Indiana could best capitalize against the Lakers as the Lakers second unit still has lots of figuring out to do as they have little experience playing together – or playing in the league at all for that matter.
The inside presence led by Turner and Young along with the overall depth of the Pacers should present a lot of challenges for the young Lakers team that will be looking for pick up their first road win of the season.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Lakers are 1-9 ATS in their last 10 road games
- Over is 7-1 in the last 8 meetings in Indiana
- Over is 7-2 in the Lakers last 9 games vs the Central Division
Free Los Angeles Lakers vs. Indiana Pacers NBA Prediction:
If Indiana wants to compete in the top of the Eastern Conference, these are the type of home games that they can’t afford to lose.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Indiana -9.0
I think George and Turner prove to be too much for the Lakers who have lots of kinks to work out.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Indiana 106 – LA Lakers 91
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