Indiana Pacers at Los Angeles Lakers NBA Picks & Predictions 1/19/2018
Friday, January 19, 2018
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The Indiana Pacers travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday, January 19, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Indiana as 3 point favorites.
The Pacers head into this matchup with a mark of 24-20. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.4 as they are averaging 107.4 points per contest while giving up 106.0 per game. The Lakers have an overall record of 15-29. They currently are 4th in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 106.3 points per game and surrendering 110.5, good for a point differential of -4.2.
Valuable Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 25-19-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 18-25-1 against the over/under
Important Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 21-23-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 23-21-0 against the over/under
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
09/29/17 G Glenn Robinson III Ankle is out indefinitely
01/15/18 F Myles Turner Elbow is out indefinitely
Key Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
01/18/18 F Brandon Ingram Ankle injured last game, is "?" Friday vs Indiana
01/18/18 F Kyle Kuzma Hand injured last game, is "?" Friday vs Indiana
01/17/18 G Kentavious Caldwell-Pope Achilles is "?" Friday vs Indiana
01/17/18 PG Lonzo Ball Knee is doubtful Friday vs Indiana
Victor Oladipo averages 24.3 points per game in 34 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4 assists per contest and 5.2 rebounds per game for Indiana. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%. Bojan Bogdanovic comes into this contest averaging 13.5 points per game while playing 30.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Pacers. He pulls down 3.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%.
Kyle Kuzma averages 16.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.2 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 74%. Jordan Clarkson averages 13.5 points per game while playing 22.7 minutes per contest this year for the Lakers. He grabs 2.8 rebounds per game and has 3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pacers allow 106 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 21st and 10th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.5 rebounds a game which ranks 12th, and they give up 23.3 assists per contest which puts them in 19th place in the league. They force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the league. Indiana averages 107.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 9th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.39 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 3rd. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 2nd in the league. They average 42 rebounds per game and 22.5 assists per game, which ranks them 20th and 16th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 25th with 13.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Lakers surrender 110.5 points per contest, which ranks them 27th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 14th and 4th in those defensive statistics. They rank 17th with 23 assists allowed per contest, and 28th with 45.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Lakers are 24th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.5 per game this season. Los Angeles is 11th in the league with 106.3 points per game this year. They are 18th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -4.25. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 30th in the NBA. They are 3rd in the league in rebounding with 46.3 boards per game and 6th in assists per contest with 23.5. The Lakers are 2nd in turnovers per game with 16.7.
The Pacers are 6th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.7, and their defensive rating of 109.3 is ranked 9th. In terms of pace they are 18th in the league with 96.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 5th. As a team they are 7th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 26th in the league. Indiana is 25th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 9th in the league.
Los Angeles is 2nd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 18th in the NBA. The Lakers are 29th in the league in defensive rating with 107.4, and their offensive rating of 103.3 is ranked 17th. They are 1st in the NBA in pace with 101.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 24th. As a unit they are 28th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 21st in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Pacers/Lakers NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Indiana -3
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