We have a midweek showdown at Crypto.com Arena tonight as the Indiana Pacers continue its west coast road trip when meeting the Los Angeles Lakers.
Los Angeles (22-22) inched back to .500 on Monday when taking down the Jazz for a 101-95 victory. You’ve probably seen the highlight of Russell Westbrook posterizing Rudy Gobert numerous times by now and that overshadowed the Lakers holding Utah to just 36.9% shooting for the evening. LeBron James put up 25 points, seven rebounds, and seven assists in the win.
Indiana (15-29) is riding another four-game losing streak and got clipped by the Clippers in a 139-133 loss on Monday. It was unfortunate for the Pacers considering that it was their second-highest scoring output of the season, allowing the Clippers to shoot 54.9% from the field. Caris LeVert 26 points and nine rebounds in the win.
Los Angeles enters the game as a 5.5-point favorite on DraftKings Sportsbook. The total is set at 225.
Pick ATS: Pacers +5.5
All of the against the spread trends suggest the Pacers covering here. Indiana is 8-5 ATS as a road underdog this season while L.A. is 8-14 as a home favorite. The Lakers are also a league-worst 6-13 ATS when having an equal amount of rest as their opponents so take the points with the Pacers.
Over/Under: Under 225
Indiana drags games down when it’s a road underdog as the under has hit in seven of those 10 games. Monday’s showing against the Clippers was an outlier so hammer the under here.
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