Los Angeles Lakers vs Indiana Pacers 11/24/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets, Tips and Prediction
Game: Los Angeles Lakers vs Indiana Pacers
Date: Wednesday, November 24, 2021
Location: Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN
TV: Spectrum SportsNet
The Los Angeles Lakers (9-9) are en route to Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Wednesday where they will attempt to defeat the Indiana Pacers (8-11).
The Lakers took the court against the Pistons and took home the win by a score of 121-116 in their last contest. Los Angeles ended the game having earned a 48.9% field goal percentage (45 out of 92) and knocked down 10 out of their 31 shots from distance. From the free throw line, the Lakers converted 21 of 27 tries for a rate of 77.8%. In relation to grabbing rebounds, they compiled 51 with 12 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 29 assists in this contest as well as forcing the opposition into 6 turnovers and having 7 steals. In reference to defense, Los Angeles let their opponent shoot 44.3% from the floor on 43 of 97 shooting. Detroit earned 39 assists and had 27 steals for this contest. On top of that, Detroit collected 31 rebounds (8 offensive, 23 defensive) and got 8 blocks. Detroit shot 76.2% when shooting free throws by burying 16 of 21 attempts. They also made 14 out of their 40 tries from long range. Concerning personal fouls, the Lakers ended up with 21 while the Pistons accumulated 11 personal fouls.
Anthony Davis is one player who was a factor for this game. Davis finished the game shooting 57.9% from the field and distributed 6 dimes. He played for 40 minutes played and pulled down 10 boards. He had 30 points on 11 out of 19 shooting.
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Los Angeles enters this matchup with a win-loss mark of 9-9 on the season. They turn it over 16.6 times per game and as a basketball team they are committing 20.5 personal fouls every game. As a team, Los Angeles is pulling down 45.8 rebounds per game and is sitting with 431 assists for the campaign, which is 8th in the league in terms of passing the rock. The Lakers are hitting 34.8% from downtown (208 of 597) and 74.7% from the charity stripe. They average 109.9 points per game (6th in basketball) while hitting 46.1% from the floor.
Defensively, the Lakers are forcing their opponents into 16.3 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 19.3 fouls. They are ranked 26th in the NBA in allowing assists to their opponents with 461 relinquished so far this year. The Lakers defensively are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 45.5% (751 of 1,649) and they concede 47.5 boards per contest as a unit. They give up 34.7% on shots from downtown and they are 29th in the NBA in PPG allowed (113.4).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Pacers walked away with a victory by a final of 109-77 when they played the Bulls. The Pacers snagged 48 defensive rebounds and 11 offensive rebounds for a total of 59 for the matchup. They also turned it over 11 times, while earning 7 steals for the matchup. The Bulls were called for 9 personal fouls in the matchup which took the Pacers to the charity stripe for a total of 18 shots. They were able to knock down 16 of the free throws for a percentage of 88.9%. With regard to shooting from downtown, Indiana made 13 out of their 31 tries (41.9%). When all was said and done, the Pacers finished the game shooting 40 for 90 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 44.4%. The Pacers allowed the Bulls to knock down 31 out of 85 tries from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 36.5% for this game. They finished the game shooting 21.4% from three-point range by shooting 6 of 28 and walked away from this one shooting 9 out of 15 from the charity stripe (60.0%). When it comes to how they rebounded, Indiana permitted Chicago to get 33 in all (5 on the offensive side).
Domantas Sabonis ended up being a major contributor for the Pacers for this contest. He buried 8 out of 14 in the matchup for a field goal percentage of 57.1%, and had 11 rebounds. Sabonis totaled 21 points in his 26 minutes on the court and added 4 assists in the game.
Indiana has a record of 8-11 this season. The Pacers commit 20.5 personal fouls every game and they connect on 76.2% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 23.4 times per game (14th in basketball) and they turn it over 15.1 times per game. Indiana has accounted for 2,039 pts on the season (107.3 per game) and they grab 45.8 rebounds per contest. As an offense, the Pacers are hitting on 46.2% from the field, which is ranked 8th in the league.
The Pacers are ranked 12th in the league in PPG allowed with 105.3. They have forced 13.5 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 44.4% from the floor (14th in basketball). The Indiana defense gives up 35.9% on shots from 3-point land (205 of 571) and their opponents are connecting on 77.2% of their shots from the free throw line. They have conceded 21.7 dimes and 43.3 boards every game, which has them ranked 7th and 6th in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Indiana
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