Los Angeles Lakers vs Indiana Pacers Predictions, NBA Picks, Betting Tips 8/8/2020
Game: Los Angeles Lakers vs Indiana Pacers
Date: Saturday, August 8, 2020
Location: HP Field House in Orlando, Florida
HP Field House is the site where Myles Turner and the Indiana Pacers (42-27, 2nd in the Central Division) will take on the Los Angeles Lakers (51-17, 1st in the Pacific Division) on Saturday. The Lakers cover the spread 53.7% of the time, having gone 36-31-1 ATS. Indiana is covering the spread 56.1% of the time, going 37-29-3 against the spread.
Key Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
08/06/20 SG Alex Caruso Neck is questionable Saturday vs Indiana
08/06/20 SF LeBron James Groin is questionable Saturday vs Indiana
07/12/20 PG Rajon Rondo Thumb is out 6-8 weeks
06/28/20 SG Avery Bradley Personal is out for season
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
08/06/20 SF Doug McDermott Knee is questionable Saturday vs LA Lakers
07/24/20 PF Domantas Sabonis Foot is out indefinitely
02/24/20 SG Jeremy Lamb ACL is out for season
Danny Green averages 8.1 points per game in 24.9 minutes per contest. He averages 1.3 assists per contest and 3.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 69%. Anthony Davis comes into this contest averaging 26.4 points per game while playing 34.3 minutes per night. He pulls down 9.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is at 85%.
T.J. Warren averages 19.6 points per game and he sees the court an average of 32.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.2 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is 82%. Myles Turner averages 12.1 points per game while playing 29.6 minutes per contest. He grabs 6.5 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Lakers allow 106.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 5th and 5th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.4 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd, and they give up 23.1 assists per contest which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 15.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the league. Los Angeles averages 113.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 6.3 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 1st. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 24th in the league. They average 46.0 rebounds per game and 25.4 assists per contest, which ranks them 8th and 10th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 8th with 15.2 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pacers surrender 107.6 points per contest, which ranks them 4th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 8th and 6th in those defensive statistics. They rank 7th with 23.2 assists allowed per contest, and 14th with 45.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pacers are 17th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.5 per game. Indiana is 23rd in the league with 109.6 points per game this year. They are 2nd in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 2.0. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 14th in the NBA. They are 26th in the league in rebounding with 42.5 boards per game and 6th in assists per contest with 25.9. The Pacers are 27th in turnovers per game with 13.0.
The Lakers are 11th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111.7, and their defensive rating of 105.5 is ranked 3rd. In terms of pace they are 11th in the league with 101 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 5th. As a team they are 10th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 23rd in the league. Los Angeles is 9th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 27th in the league.
Indiana is 26th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 24th in the NBA. The Pacers are 18th in the league in defensive rating with 108.5, and their offensive rating of 110.5 is ranked 7th. They are 24th in the NBA in pace with 98.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 9th. As a unit they are 15th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 30th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Lakers/Pacers NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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