Date/Time: 11-29-2018, 22:30 EDT
Spread: Los Angeles Lakers -4
In this battle between two squads from opposing conference coming off different results in their latest matchups, the fourth in the East Indiana Pacers, looking to continue on the winning ways, are visiting the seventh in the West Los Angeles Lakers, who want to bounce back.
Pacers are 13-8 so far in the league and are sitting on the fourth place of the Eastern Conference. They have won their last 2 games and in their latest matchup they were victorious against Phoenix on the road, 109-104. Lakers are 11-9 so far in the league and are sitting on the seventh place of the Western Conference. They have lost their last 2 games and in their latest matchup they got defeated by Denver on the road, 85-117.
Top Basketball BookmakersIndiana are led in scoring by Victor Oladipo with 21.4 ppg. He also adds 6.6 rebounds and leads the team in assists made with 4.7 per game but he is currently injured. Bojan Bogdanovic follows with 15.6 ppg, adding 3.7 rebounds per game, while Domantas Sabonis adds 14.7 ppg and a team high 10 rebounds per game. LA are led in scoring by LeBron James with 27.6 ppg. He also leads the team both in assists with 6.7 and in rebounding with 7.9 per game, while Kyle Kuzma follows with 16.6 ppg, adding 4.7 rebounds per game. Brandon Ingram adds 15.7 ppg and 4.4 rebounds.
Those two squads met twice last year and each one was victorious at home. LA won with a 99-86 score and Indiana 110-100. LA are 6-4 at home so far, while Indiana are 7-4 on the road. LA have a better offense with 112.8 ppg to Indiana’s 106.5, while Indiana have the second-best defense in the league, allowing 102.2 ppg to LA’s 113. Indiana have a better accuracy both in field goals (48.1% to 47.4%) and from behind the arc (37.6% to 34.7%). LA on the other hand are better in rebounding (45.8 to 42.1), while Indiana are better in assists (24.2 to 23.8) and commit fewer turnovers per game (14 to 15.4). Indiana are still missing Victor Oladipo and the Lakers will take advantage of that at home and get away with a win by more than 4 points.
Indiana Pacers vs Los Angeles Lakers Prediction: Los Angeles Lakers -4 (-112)