Indiana Pacers at Los Angeles Lakers Free NBA Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 1/3/2015
Sunday, January 4, 2015 at 9:30 PM
Staples Center in Los Angeles
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The Indiana Pacers, who are just 5-11 against Western Conference teams this season, will be going up against the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday night. In their first meeting this season, the Pacers blew out the Lakers 110-91 at home.
On Friday night, the Pacers came back in the fourth quarter of their game against the Milwaukee Bucks to beat them 94-91 on the road. They won that game despite not shooting the ball well and committing 15 team turnovers.
Indiana's defense has been very solid so far this season, but their offense is averaging less than 95 points per game. Power forward David West has been one of their better players by scoring 12.1 points per game and grabbing a team-high 6.8 rebounds per game. Point guard Donald Sloan is currently averaging 10 points and 4.5 assists per game.
The Lakers played a poor second half against the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday night and ended up losing 109-106 at home. They did shoot a solid 53.1 percent from the field in that loss, but they were also outrebounded 46-38.
The Lakers have scored nearly 103 points per game this season, but their opponents have been able to average around 110 points per game against them. Shooting guard Nick Young has made 43.9 percent of his three-pointers this season and is second on the team in scoring with 14.7 points per game.
Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
Indiana Pacers are 20-12-2 Against the Spread
Indiana Pacers are 20-14-0 against the Over/Under
Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
Los Angeles Lakers are 17-14-2 Against the Spread
Los Angeles Lakers are 18-14-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
12/08/14 C Ian Mahinmi Foot expected to miss 6-8 weeks
08/02/14 F Paul George Leg out for season
01/03/15 G C.J. Watson Foot "?" Sunday vs. LA Lakers
01/03/15 G George Hill Groin expected to miss the next 3 games
Los Angeles Lakers
10/28/14 F Julius Randle Tibia out for season
10/23/14 G Steve Nash Back out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Indiana
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