Monday, February 8, 2016
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
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The Los Angeles Lakers travel to Bankers Life Fieldhouse to play the Indiana Pacers on Monday, February 8, 2016. The opening line for this game has Indiana as 9 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 204.
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The Lakers come into this game with an overall record of 11-42 and a road record of 5-24. They are 5th in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -9.8 as they are averaging 96.4 points per game while giving up 106.2 per contest. Los Angeles is 1-9 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 5-30. They are 2-8 in their last 10 games. The Pacers have an overall record of 27-24 and a home record of 16-8. They currently are 3rd in the Central Division. They are averaging 103 points per game and surrendering 100.2, good for a point differential of 2.7. Indiana has a division record of 5-6 and a conference record of 18-11. In their last 10 games they are 5-5.
Kobe Bryant comes into this contest averaging 16.9 points per game while playing 29.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Lakers. He pulls down 4.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 35% while his free throw percentage is currently at 80%. Jordan Clarkson averages 15.3 points per game in 32.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.5 assists per contest and 3.9 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Paul George averages 23.4 points per game while playing 35.4 minutes per contest this year for the Pacers. He grabs 7.1 rebounds per game and has 4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage currently is at 86%. George Hill averages 13 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 4 rebounds per contest and 3.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Los Angeles averages 96.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 27th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -9.8 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team which has them ranked 30th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 30th in the league. They average 51.9 rebounds per game and 18.3 assists per game which ranks them 15th and 29th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 11th with 14.1 per game. The Lakers allow 106.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 27th and 9th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 55.5 rebounds a game which ranks 29th and they give up 24 assists per contest which puts them in 29th place in the league. They force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the league.
Indiana averages 103 points per game this year which ranks them 8th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 2.7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 14th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 11th in the NBA. They average 52.4 rebounds per game and 20.5 assists per contest which ranks them 12th and 24th respectively. In the turnover department the Pacers rank 24th with 15.4 per game. The Pacers allow 100.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 11th and 4th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 53.9 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd and they give up 20.5 assists per contest which puts them in 5th place in the league. The Pacers force 16.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the NBA.
The Lakers average 97.2 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 106.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -11.7 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 1 per contest. The Lakers have an offensive rating of 100.4 and a defensive rating of 110.6. In terms of pace they average 95.9 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 46%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 51% and they shoot 3 pointers on 29% of their shots. Los Angeles turns the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions and they force 11.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Pacers score 103.8 ppg at home and they have averaged 107.3 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 5.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 5.7 points per game. The Pacers rating on offense is 104.9 and they have a defensive rating of 102.1. They get 97 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 28% of their shot attempts. Indiana turns the ball over on 13.8 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.9 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%.
Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 24-28-1 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 24-29-0 against the over/under
Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 27-24-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 25-26-0 against the over/under
Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
02/07/16 F Julius Randle Ankle injured last game, probable Monday vs. Indiana
02/07/16 G Kobe Bryant Shoulder probable Monday vs. Indiana
02/07/16 C Roy Hibbert Ankle injured last game, "?" Monday vs. Indiana
02/01/16 F Larry Nance Jr. Knee out indefinitely
Indiana Pacers Injuries
01/14/16 PG Rodney Stuckey Foot out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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