The NBA is back in action today as the L.A Lakers will clash with Indiana Pacers.
The Lakers are heading into this game after a 115-105 loss against the Warriors away. On the other side, the Pacers managed to win against the Pelicans with a score of 109-107 in a hard fought battle.
Los Angeles Lakers Form
The Lakers are heading into this game on the 10th spot in the in the Western Conference with 1.5 games behind their local rivals the Clippers.
This Los Angeles team needs to get back to winning ways if they want to catch the Clippers for the final playoff spot.
Brandon Ingram had a good game against the superior Warriors as he scored 20 points in the defeat.
On the offensive side of the game, the Lakers score an average of 112.1 points per game. Therefore this record is enough for the 14th spot in the league in scoring.
Also, they have an average of 47.5 boards per game combined with 24.6 dimes per night.
On the defensive side of the game, Los Angeles concede an average of 113.1 points per night. Therefore, this record is enough for the 22nd spot in the league in scoring defence.
LeBron is still their main man as he leads the team with 27.2 points per contest.
Indiana Pacers Form
The Pacers are heading into this game after a hard fought win against the Pelicans. Moreover, they are on the 5th spot in the Eastern Conference with 5.5 games behind the superior Bucks.
They are a good team this season and surely they will continue to develop in the next few years.
On the offensive side of the game, the Pacers score an average of 107.9 points per game. Therefore, this record is enough for the 24th spot in the league in scoring. Also, they have an average of 43.5 boards per game combined with 25.9 assists per night.
On the defensive side of the game, the Pacers concede an average of 103.6, which is the 2nd best record in the NBA. Victor Oladipo is their main man as he leads the team with an average of 18.8 points per game.
If we look at the statistical data, the Pacers are really strong in defence. However, their offensive record is not good enough and that may be the key element in this game. Also, they play two games in a row, while the Lakers are somewhat rested.
The Lakers need this win in order to keep the race for the final playoff spot. The Warriors were to strong for them. But this game is an ideal opportunity for them to get back to winning ways. Take the Lakers in this one.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Los Angeles Lakers vs. Indiana Pacers on 2/5/2019
is: Take the Los Angeles Lakers – 160 (money line)
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