Indiana Pacers is coming off a third win in a row as they defeated Charlotte Hornets 107-85 on Sunday night at home. Los Angeles Lakers also managed a close road-win over Atlanta Hawks 101-96 in their previous game Sunday night.
The Pacers dominated the first half and took a lead of 15 points. Then, Hornets bounced back to cut the deficit to 6-points at the end of third quarter, but Indiana outscored Charlotte 35-19 in the fourth quarter to seal a comfortable victory. Aaron Holiday led the Pacers with 23 points.
The Lakers took a lead of 7-points at the first half but Hawks played exceptionally well in the third quarter to reduce to gap to just 4 points. There was one-to-one battle between the both teams in the final quarter but Los Angeles managed to beat the Atlanta by a margin of just five points. LeBron James and Anthony Davis contributed 59 points for the Lakers
The Pacers are playing good basketball in recent weeks having won 4 of their last five and 7 of their last ten games to improve to 18-9 and are currently sitting at 6th place in the Eastern Conference.
Pacers are below average in scoring offense but are good in scoring defense, scored 109.3 points per game while allowed 104.3 points per game.
The Los Angeles Lakers are in excellent form this season and currently sitting at the top-spot in the Western Conference standings. The club are on a seven-game winning streak and also earned their fourteenth straight win on the road.
The Lakers are good in scoring offense but are second-best in scoring defense, scoring 113.3 points per game while allowed 103.9 points per game this season.
Pacers vs Lakers Prediction
Lakers have an impressive 14-1 record on the road this season while Pacers are 11-3 at home. It’s difficult to predict the outcome of the match. Both sides have the potential to win this game so we suggest to place your bets on Total Points.
Total Points – Over 210.5 @ 1.90 at Bet365