Indiana Pacers at Los Angeles Lakers NBA Picks & Predictions 11/29/2018
Thursday, November 29, 2018
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The Indiana Pacers travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday, November 29, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles as 5 point favorites.
The Pacers head into this matchup with a mark of 13-8. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They have a point differential of 4.3 as they average 106.5 points per contest while giving up 102.2 per game. The Lakers have an overall mark of 11-9. They currently are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They total 112.8 points per contest and give up 113.0, which is a point differential of -0.2.
Valuable Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 10-10-1 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 10-11-0 against the over/under
Important Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 7-13-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 8-12-0 against the over/under
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
11/25/18 G Victor Oladipo Knee is out Tuesday vs Phoenix
Key Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
11/15/18 PG Rajon Rondo Hand is out indefinitely
Victor Oladipo comes into this contest averaging 21.4 points per game while playing 32.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 71%. Bojan Bogdanovic averages 15.6 points per game in 30.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.4 assists per contest and 3.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 54% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
LeBron James averages 27.6 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 7.9 rebounds per game and has 6.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is at 72%. Kyle Kuzma averages 16.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.7 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
Indiana averages 106.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 24th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 4.3 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 4th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 4th in the league. They average 42.1 rebounds per game and 24.2 assists per game, which ranks them 25th and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 17th with 14.0 per game. The Pacers allow 102.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc, ranking them 5th and 28th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 41.6 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 23.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 9th place in the league. They force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles is 10th in the league with 112.8 points per game this year. They are 7th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is -0.2. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 20th in the NBA. They are 13th in the league in rebounding with 45.8 boards per game, and 14th in assists per contest with 23.8. The Lakers are 6th in turnovers per game with 15.4. The Lakers surrender 113.0 points per contest, which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 13th and 17th in those defensive statistics. They rank 17th with 23.8 assists allowed per contest and 25th with 47.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Lakers are 18th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.6 per game.
The Pacers are 16th in the league in defensive rating with 105.1, and their offensive rating of 109.5 is ranked 4th. They are 27th in the NBA in pace with 97.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 4th. As a unit they are 10th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 27th in the NBA. Indiana is 10th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 17th in the NBA.
Los Angeles is 8th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 20th in the NBA. The Lakers are 19th in the league in defensive rating with 109.3, and their offensive rating of 109.1 is ranked 12th. They are 5th in the NBA in pace with 102.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 7th. As a unit they are 14th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 23rd in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Pacers/Lakers NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Indiana +5
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