The Los Angeles Lakers will look to win their 11th straight home contest on Tuesday as they host the Indiana Pacers. Considering that the Pacers are one of the worst teams in the Eastern Conference and the Lakers are the best NBA betting team in the Western Conference, that shouldn’t be a problem. Covering the point spread though is another matter.
Lakers is listed as a 12 point favorite at SBG Global with a total of 208.5
The Lakers are coming off a big win on Sunday against the Denver Nuggets even though Kobe Bryant was held in check. Kobe is averaging 27.5 points per game this NBA betting season but he is only averaging 21.3 points per game in the last four. “God knows I love the triangle (offense), but I kind of had to get into a playoff mode a little bit today – just put the ball in my hands and let me make the decisions,” Bryant said about the Denver game, “But I missed a lot of shots.”
The Lakers routed the Pacers at Indiana back in January 118-96 as Kobe scored 29 points. The Pacers have not had much straight up success against the Lakers, particularly at Staples Center where they have never won. The Pacers are 0-13 all-time at Staples Center. The last time Indiana visited Los Angeles was just over a year ago and the Lakers just barely pulled out a victory, winning 121-119.
Indiana has not done much this season but they do have Danny Granger and he scored 30 points in the Pacers win on Saturday against the Bulls. “It feels real good to get a win,” Granger said, “We’ve been struggling a little bit lately and you just have to stay positive. The NBA betting season is closing out and we have to keep pushing ahead.”
The Pacers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. the Pacific. The Lakers are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 Tuesday games. The Lakers are 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 home games. The Pacers are 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Los Angeles.
The Over is 8-3 in the Pacers last 11 vs. the Western Conference. The Over is 12-5-2 in the Pacers last 19 vs. the Pacific. The Under is 5-0 in the Lakers last 5 home games. The Under is 4-1 in the Lakers last 5 vs. the Central. The Over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings between the two teams.