Los Angeles Lakers at Indiana Pacers Free NBA Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 12/14/2014
Monday, December 15, 2014 at 7:00 PM
Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis
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The Los Angeles Lakers will be playing in the final game of their three-game road trip when they visit the Indiana Pacers on Monday.
During the 2013-14 season, the Pacers were able to beat the Lakers in both of their games against each other. They won the first game in Los Angeles by the score of 104-92, then blew them out 118-98 at home in the second meeting.
Lakers veteran Kobe Bryant has played in 30 games against Indiana in his career, averaging 25.6 points, 5.2 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game against them. Power forward Carlos Boozer has averaged 14.6 points and 8.1 boards per game against the Pacers, while point guard Jeremy Lin has scored 10.2 points per game against them in six career games.
On Saturday night, the Pacers lost their eighth consecutive game when the Portland Trail Blazers defeated them 95-85 at home. They made just four of their 15 three-pointers and finished with a 38.6 field goal percentage.
Indiana's offense has been one of the worst in the NBA so far this season, averaging less than 94 points per game through 24 games. Small forward Chris Copeland has scored 10.3 points per game this season, but he has only been able to make 37 percent of his shot attempts. Their top scorer is shooting guard Rodney Stuckey, who is averaging 12.8 points per game.
Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
Los Angeles Lakers are 10-11-2 Against the Spread
Los Angeles Lakers are 12-11-0 against the Over/Under
Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
Indiana Pacers are 12-11-1 Against the Spread
Indiana Pacers are 14-10-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
Los Angeles Lakers
11/24/14 F Xavier Henry Achilles out indefinitely
11/17/14 F Ryan Kelly Hamstring out indefinitely
10/28/14 F Julius Randle Tibia out for season
10/23/14 G Steve Nash Back out for season
12/14/14 G C.J. Miles Knee "?" Monday vs. LA Lakers
12/08/14 C Ian Mahinmi Foot expected to miss 6-8 weeks
10/29/14 G George Hill Quad out indefinitely
08/02/14 F Paul George Leg out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Indiana
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