Los Angeles Lakers at Indiana Pacers NBA Picks & Predictions 3/19/2018
Monday, March 19, 2018
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
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The Los Angeles Lakers travel to Bankers Life Fieldhouse to play the Indiana Pacers on Monday, March 19, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Indiana as 3 point favorites.
The Lakers come into this game with an overall record of 31-38. They are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.4 as they are averaging 108.5 points per game while giving up 109.9 per contest. The Pacers have an overall record of 40-30. They currently are 2nd in the Central Division. They are averaging 105.8 points per game and surrendering 104.4, good for a point differential of 1.4.
Valuable Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 37-32-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 36-32-1 against the over/under
Important Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 39-31-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 26-41-3 against the over/under
Key Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
03/18/18 F Kyle Kuzma Ankle injured last game, is "?" Monday vs Indiana
03/05/18 F Brandon Ingram Hip is out indefinitely
03/01/18 G Josh Hart Hand is out indefinitely
02/17/18 F Channing Frye Appendix is out indefinitely
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
03/18/18 F Domantas Sabonis Ankle is doubtful Monday vs LA Lakers
03/17/18 F Myles Turner Ankle is "?" Monday vs LA Lakers
Julius Randle averages 15.9 points per game in 26.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.5 assists per contest and 7.8 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 57% for the year while his free throw percentage is 70%. Kyle Kuzma comes into this contest averaging 15.4 points per game while playing 30.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Lakers. He pulls down 6.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 70%.
Victor Oladipo averages 23.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.3 rebounds per contest and 4.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 80%. Myles Turner averages 13.6 points per game while playing 28.3 minutes per contest this year for the Pacers. He grabs 6.8 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage currently is at 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Lakers allow 109.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 26th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 10th and 6th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.8 rebounds a game which ranks 24th, and they give up 23.5 assists per contest which puts them in 18th place in the league. They force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the league. Los Angeles averages 108.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 9th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.48 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 14th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 29th in the league. They average 46.3 rebounds per game and 23.9 assists per game, which ranks them 2nd and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 2nd with 15.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pacers surrender 104.4 points per contest, which ranks them 10th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 18th and 4th in those defensive statistics. They rank 12th with 22.9 assists allowed per contest, and 16th with 42.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pacers are 27th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.4 per game this season. Indiana is 15th in the league with 105.8 points per game this year. They are 6th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 1.39. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 7th in the NBA. They are 22nd in the league in rebounding with 42.2 boards per game and 22nd in assists per contest with 22. The Pacers are 25th in turnovers per game with 13.5.
The Lakers are 23rd in the league in defensive rating with 107.9, and their offensive rating of 106.4 is ranked 20th. They are 1st in the NBA in pace with 100.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 17th. As a unit they are 21st in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 19th in the NBA. Los Angeles is 5th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 21st in the NBA.
Indiana is 23rd in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 12th in the league. The Pacers are 10th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.5, and their defensive rating of 108.1 is ranked 18th. In terms of pace they are 20th in the league with 96.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 10th. As a team they are 13th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 27th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Lakers/Pacers NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Indiana -3
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