The Indiana Pacers welcome the LA Lakers to the Hoosier State this evening for an inter-conference clash at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. Tonight's meeting between the Pacers is scheduled to get underway at 7:00pm ET; coverage of the game will be provided by NBA TV. The latest NBA Betting Odds have Indiana listed as a -13.5 against the spread and -1500 money line favorite ($1500 wins $100). This evening's game total is set at 205.5 points.
Life has been difficult this season for the Lakers, but they did get to experience what has become an increasingly rare moment of joy last Friday. Los Angeles snapped a four game losing streak by overcoming longtime rival Boston 101-92 at the STAPLES Center.
The Lakers jubilation was short lived, though, as they fell off the wagon on Sunday night against the visiting Nets. Brooklyn topped L.A. 108-102, dropping the Lakers record to 19-37 in the process.
Unfortunately for Los Angeles, its prospects of registering a bounce back win this evening are less than favorable. While Indiana has struggled with some consistency issues of late, it is still head and shoulders above the Lakers, particularly at home.
The Pacers, who have not won back to back games since taking out the Hawks and Trail Blazers on February 4th and 7th, respectively, are 26-3 at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse this season.
Indiana, which has won three of the last four meetings between these two franchises, is also, no doubt, anxious to halt the Lakers three game winning streak at the Indianapolis venue. Los Angeles is 3-0 in its last three trips to Indiana, topping the Pacers 118-96, 109-94, and 99-93.
Notable Trends: The Over is 7-2 in the Lakers last nine games playing as a road underdog coming off a home loss.
NBA Betting Odds LA Lakers vs Indiana Pacers:
LA Lakers +13.5 (-110), Over 205.5 (-110), +900 (Moneyline)
Indiana Pacers -13.5 (-110), Under 205.5 (-110), -1500 (Moneyline)
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