On Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021, the Los Angeles Lakers (9-10) are playing the Indiana Pacers (8-11) at Gainbridge FieldHouse. Leading into this interconference battle, the Lakers are 6-13 against the spread in the 2021-22 NBA regular season, whereas the Pacers are 10-9 against the spread. BetUS odds are available below.
Los Angeles Lakers vs. Indiana Pacers odds, predictions, picks and game preview
Start time: 7 p.m. ET
Location: Gainbridge FieldHouse; Indianapolis, Indiana
TV channels: Bally Sports Indiana, Bally Sports Midwest, Spectrum SportsNet, NBA League Pass
Radio broadcast: WFNI-FM/AM, KSPN/KWKW-LAL
ESPN’s Basketball Power Index: Pacers have a 70.4% chance of winning
Los Angeles Lakers vs. Indiana Pacers news
According to Land of Basketball’s database, the Lakers have played the Pacers in 94 regular season games all-time. Los Angeles is 62-32 versus Indiana. Plus, in the previous three head-to-head meetings, the Lakers are 2-1 against the Pacers. On May 15, 2021, the last time these teams faced off during the regular season, Los Angeles won 122-115 on the road at Gainbridge FieldHouse. Though, these teams are also 5-5 against one another in their past 10 head-to-head contests.
After the Lakers were defeated 106-100 by the Knicks at Madison Square Garden, forward Anthony Davis mentioned to reporters about how he needs to adjust his game plan. The eight-time All-Star discussed cutting and setting picks to help his team’s offensive production. Not to mention, Davis feels LeBron’s return could be limiting his usefulness, such as dropping to a third or fourth option. No matter how the ten-year veteran feels, he has to adapt if the Lakers plan to earn a top-eight seed in the Western Conference.
AD says THT has to figure out ways to score by cutting, setting picks, etc. He called them “the little things.” He feels LeBron’s return may have messed with him since he went from being a key piece to the third or fourth option in the starting lineup.
— Lakers Nation (@LakersNation) November 24, 2021
Los Angeles Lakers vs. Indiana Pacers betting lines and odds
Point spread: Pacers -4 (-110)
Best moneyline: Lakers +145, Pacers -165
Los Angeles Lakers vs. Indiana Pacers injury report
Lakers: SF Trevor Ariza (out indefinitely) | SF LeBron James (probable) | PG Kendrick Nunn (out indefinitely) | SG Austin Reaves (questionable)
Pacers: SF T.J. Warren (out indefinitely) | SG Caris LeVert (questionable)
Caris LeVert is back on the Pacers’ injury report. He’s questionable for Wednesday against the Lakers as he continues to manage back soreness.
The team was given Tuesday off.
— Scott Agness (@ScottAgness) November 23, 2021
Los Angeles Lakers vs. Indiana Pacers preview
Moreover, in the Lakers’ 106-100 road loss versus the Knicks on Tuesday, guard Russell Westbrook led his team all across the board on the stat sheet, accumulating 31 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists in 37 minutes played. Forward Anthony Davis closed out his performance with 20 points, 6.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists in 34 minutes on the court as well. This was the first game LeBron James missed in his career due to a suspension.
In the team’s away loss, they shot 34-for-91 (37.4%) from the field and 11-for-36 (30.6%) from behind the arc. Having LeBron in the lineup would have made all the difference in a close matchup like this one. The Lakers have now lost six of their past 10 games on their schedule. They are 2-5 away and 2-5 ATS on the road this season.
Meanwhile, on Tuesday, in the Pacers’ 109-77 road win over the Bulls, forward Domantas Sabonis was the team-leader in points and rebounds, finishing his effort with 21 points, 11 rebounds and 4.0 assists in 26 minutes of action. Guard Malcolm Brogdon also had 16 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 29 minutes played. This was an off night for the Bulls.
Not only did Indiana out-rebound Chicago 59 to 38, the team outscored them 44 to 32 in the paint. Despite several missed shots on both sides, the Pacers took full advantage of the Bulls’ countless mistakes. Indiana shot 40-for-90 (44.4%) from the floor and 13-for-31 (41.9%) from three-point range. After this away victory, they are now 3-9 away, 5-2 at home and 5-2 ATS at home.
Projected starting lineup
Lakers: PG Russell Westbrook | SG Avery Bradley | SF LeBron James | PF Talen Horton-Tucker | C Anthony Davis
Pacers: PG Malcolm Brogdon | SG Chris Duarte | SF Justin Holiday | PF Domantas Sabonis | C Myles Turner
Los Angeles Lakers vs. Indiana Pacers prediction
Furthermore, the total for tonight’s interconference contest is set at 218.5. Referencing the spread consensus, roughly 59% of gamblers are picking the Pacers to cover the spread at Gainbridge FieldHouse. Likewise, regarding the point total consensus, about 60% of bettors are expecting the total to go under 218.5. So far this season, Los Angeles is 7-4 as a selected favorite, 2-6 as an underdog and 2-5 ATS away, while Indiana is 4-6 as a favorite, 4-5 as an underdog and 5-2 ATS at home.
For notable betting trends, the Lakers are 1-4 ATS in their last five performances. The total has also gone over in six of the team’s past nine games. Next, Los Angeles is 1-4 ATS in the team’s previous five contests versus Indiana. To add to these betting statistics, the Lakers are 1-4 straight up in their last five matches against Eastern Conference opponents, and the total has gone over in six of their past nine games played in the month of November.
As for the Pacers, they are 8-4 ATS in their previous 12 performances. Also, the total has gone under in nine of their last 11 contests. And, Indiana is 11-2 ATS in the team’s past 13 games played at home. Next, the Pacers are 2-6 SU in their previous eight matches against Pacific Division opponents, and they are 12-6 SU in the team’s past 18 games played in November. In closing, with James back, think about picking the Lakers to win, but the Pacers will cover the spread.
Los Angeles Lakers vs. Indiana Pacers betting pick
Pick the Lakers to win on the road, the Pacers will cover the spread and the total will go under 218.5. Los Angeles is a four-point underdog with BetUS.