Indiana Pacers vs Los Angeles Lakers (By: Miyagi)
The Lakers come from a much-anticipated loss to the Warriors in a match that they missed their leader, Lebron. Their performance was far from good and the Warriors could and probably should have won by 25+ points but I won't comment about their monkey stuff. Still, the Lakers have improved since the beginning of the season, they are playing better defense and some of their most important players (Kuzma, Ingram) have stepped up during Lebron's absence and gained confidence.
The Pacers, on the other side, come from back to back wins for the first time since Oladipo's most recent injury but expectations are not high at the moment for them. Despite the fact that they are a well-coached team, they have limited potential and some depth issues at guard positions.
This is the second game of a back to back set for the Pacers who will have to find ways to stay energized throughout the whole game against the Lakers who, typically, in those kinds of games try to force a higher tempo with quick offenses and fast breaks. Lebron's presence is the difference maker in this game and as the Lakers are starting to get in trouble in the race for the playoffs spots and with all the things going on (considering Davis' trade) they can't afford to lose more games. Look for the King to take care of things.
Indiana Pacers vs Los Angeles Lakers predictions
|Lakers ML||Bet365||1.72||9||136-94 LOST (-9 units)|
Indiana Pacers vs Los Angeles Lakers betting preview represents the personal opinion of the author (Miyagi).