Indiana Pacers vs. Los Angeles Lakers Prediction, NBA Odds

Jordan Ramsay | Updated Jan 19, 2022

The L.A. Lakers will continue to try and find solid ground in the Western Conference standings when they host the Indiana Pacers Wednesday night.

Indiana
25-57
AT
January 19, 2022, 10:30 PM ET
Staples Center
L.A. Lakers
33-49
Pointspread +4 -110
Moneyline +132
Over / Under o +225

12%

Betting Action

88%

Pointspread -4 -110
Moneyline -158
Over / Under u +225

12%

Betting Action

88%

L.A. snapped a three-game skid with a 101-95 home win against Utah on Monday.  Meanwhile, Indiana continued to plummet down the Eastern Conference standings with a 139-133 road loss against the Clippers on Monday.

The Lakers are 5-point favourites to win on the NBA odds, with a total of 225.0.

Pacers vs. Lakers NBA Betting Odds

This ends the season series between these teams following L.A.’s 124-116 overtime win on Nov. 24.  LeBron James paced the Lakers with a game-high 39 points, while Malcolm Brogdon led Indiana with 28.  The total has gone Over in four of the last six games in this head-to-head series.  About 82 per cent of Sports Interaction bettors are taking L.A. in this one, with roughly 60 per cent of action taking the Over.

It’s been a rough season for the Pacers who have lost 10 of their last 11 games overall and dropped eight straight on the road.  They’re 21-22-1 against the spread this year, but they haven’t covered in their last six trips to L.A. to face the Lakers.  The total has gone Over in four of Indiana’s last six games.

After struggling at home early in the season, the Lakers have turned things around, winning five of their last six games in L.A.  They’ve been a poor cover option this year, however, going 18-26 ATS overall and 10-16 ATS at home.  The total has gone Over in five of L.A.’s last six games.

Indiana Pacers

The Pacers started to climb back in the fourth quarter on Monday, but the comeback ultimately fell short.  Seven different players scored in double figures, including Caris LeVert, who led Indiana with 26 points and nine rebounds.  Chris Duarte added 24 points, seven rebounds and six assists, while Domantas Sabonis finished with 19 points, 11 boards and seven dimes.  Sabonis has been a big part of the roster this year and averages team-highs in points per game (18.9) and rebounds (11.9).

Myles Turner (foot), Brogdon (sore right Achilles tendon) and Jeremy Lamb (sore left knee) all sat out Monday’s loss.  Turner, who averages an NBA-best 2.8 blocks per game, is expected to be out until after the trade deadline, which complicates Indiana’s efforts to move him before the offseason.  Brogdon has only played two of the team’s last 14 games and is listed as questionable for Wednesday.  Lamb is also listed as questionable and has suited up just three times since Dec. 23.

Los Angeles Lakers

With Anthony Davis still out of the lineup, James once again led the Lakers on Monday, finishing with a game-high 25 points, to go along with seven rebounds and seven assists.  James sits second in NBA scoring with 28.8 ppg and also averages team-highs in steals (1.6) and blocks (1.2).  Russell Westbrook and Stanley Johnson each added 15 points against Utah.  Johnson, who is playing on his third consecutive 10-day contract for the Lakers, scored 10 of his 15 points in the fourth quarter.

Davis (MCL sprain) is reportedly back to full-contact workouts and could return to the lineup sometime during L.A.’s upcoming six-game road trip.  Kendrick Nunn, who has yet to make his season debut, suffered a setback in his recovery from a bone bruise in his knee and isn’t close to returning.  Carmelo Anthony is considered day-to-day after sitting out Monday’s win with lower back tightness.

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