Indiana Pacers vs Los Angeles Lakers Prediction, 1/19/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Indiana Pacers vs Los Angeles Lakers
Date: Wednesday, January 19, 2022
Location: Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Spectrum SportsNet
The Indiana Pacers (15-29) are traveling to Crypto.com Arena on Wednesday where they will play the Los Angeles Lakers (22-22).
The Pacers faced the Clippers and ended up losing by a score of 139-133 in their last game. When discussing fouls, the Pacers ended up walking away with 23 and the Clippers had 11 fouls. They buried 18 of 36 tries from beyond the arc. Los Angeles ended up shooting 86.1% at the free throw line by burying 31 of their 36 attempts. On top of that, Los Angeles pulled down 29 rebounds (8 offensive, 21 defensive) and earned 4 blocked shots. Los Angeles doled out 37 dimes and had 32 steals in the game. With respect to the defense, Indiana allowed their opponent to shoot 54.9% from the floor on 45 of 82 shooting. They also doled out 30 assists in this game as well as forcing the other team into 7 turnovers and earning 8 steals. When talking about grabbing rebounds, they collected 41 with 15 of them being of the offensive variety. From the free throw line, the Pacers converted 20 of their 23 shots for a rate of 87.0%. Indiana walked away from the contest having earned a 51.5% FG percentage (50 of 97) and converted 13 of their 33 shots from beyond the perimeter.
Chris Duarte is one player who had an impact in this matchup. He accumulated 24 points on 10 out of 14 shooting. He played 34 mins and also snagged 7 rebounds. Duarte finished 71.4% from the floor and earned 6 assists.
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Indiana comes into this one with a record of 15-29 for the year. They have an average of 107.9 points per contest (18th in basketball) while connecting on 45.7% from the floor. The Pacers are connecting on 32.4% on shots from beyond the arc (509 of 1,570) and 77.6% from the free throw line. As a unit, Indiana is pulling in 44.3 rebounds per game and has earned 1,058 assists this season, which has them ranked 13th in basketball in terms of passing the rock. They lose possession by turning the ball over 14.0 times per game and as a squad are committing 20.1 fouls every game.
On the defensive end, the Pacers have forced 13.3 turnovers per game while drawing 18.9 fouls. They are 3rd in the league in giving up assists to the opposition with 974 surrendered so far this year. The Pacers are allowing a shooting percentage of 46.5% (1,763 of 3,788) and they concede 42.8 boards per game as a basketball team. They are giving up 36.0% on shots from distance while they are 16th in the NBA in PPG from their opponents (108.9).
When they last stepped on the court, the Lakers got the victory with a final of 101-95 when they played the Jazz. The Lakers snagged 36 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive rebounds for a total of 45 for this game. They also turned it over 12 times, while recording 6 steals in the game. The Jazz had 14 personal fouls for this contest which took the Lakers to the charity stripe for a total of 23 shots. They were able to knock down 14 of the free throws for a percentage of 60.9%. With respect to shots from distance, Los Angeles made 11 out of their 37 attempts (29.7%). When the game finished, the Lakers shot 38 for 85 from the field which had them shooting 44.7%. The Lakers permitted the Jazz to make 31 of their 84 tries from the field which had them shooting 36.9% for the game. They finished shooting 26.1% from beyond the perimeter by connecting on 12 of 46 and ended up shooting 21 of 24 at the free throw line (87.5%). In regard to rebounding, Los Angeles allowed Utah to pull down 36 overall (8 on the offensive side).
LeBron James ended up being a factor for the Lakers for the contest. James earned 25 points in his 37 minutes on the hardwood and accounted for 7 assists for this game. He converted 9 of 20 for the contest giving him a field goal percentage of 45.0%, and accumulated 7 rebounds.
Los Angeles has a mark of 22-22 this season. On the offensive side of the ball, the Lakers are shooting 46.5% from the floor, which ranks them 9th in the league. Los Angeles has totaled 4,905 points for the year (111.5 per game) and they grab 45.3 boards per game. They are assisting teammates 24.3 times per game (12th in the league) and they turn it over 14.9 times per contest. The Lakers are responsible for committing 20.3 fouls per game and they go 73.2% from the free throw line.
The Los Angeles defense allows 34.5% on 3-point shots (566 of 1,642) and opponents are making 75.8% of their shots from the free throw line. They have given up 25.7 assists and 47.5 rebounds per game, which is ranked 28th and 27th in basketball. The Lakers are ranked 27th in the league in PPG surrendered with 112.9. They are forcing 14.9 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 45.1% from the floor (14th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Indiana
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