LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers (7-11) will host the Indiana Pacers (11-8) at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles on Monday at 10:30 p.m. ET. The Lakers are 5-5 at home, while Indiana is 4-4 on the road. After an abysmal start to the 2022-23 season, the Lakers have won five of their last six games, including two in a row. Meanwhile, the Pacers have lost two of three and are looking to recover from a 114-100 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers in their final appearance. LeBron James and Anthony Davis are on the day-to-day list, but both are expected to play on Monday. Patrick Beverley (suspended) remains out for Los Angeles.
Los Angeles is favored by 3 points in the last Lakers vs. Pacers odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over/under is set at 234.5. Before Pacers vs. Lakers picks, you want to see the NBA predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s proven computer simulation model.
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- Lakers vs. Pacers spread: Lakers -3
- Lakers vs. Pacers over/under: 234 points
- Lakers vs. Pacers moneyline: Los Angeles -165, Indiana 140
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What you need to know about the Lakers
Los Angeles didn’t have too much breathing room in their game against the San Antonio Spurs last Saturday, but they still walked away with a 143-138 victory. Small forward LeBron James continued his habit of dropping crazy stat lines, shooting 7-for-12 from outside the arc and finishing with a double-double on 39 points and 11 rebounds.
The Lakers have had some success lately, mainly due to the play of James and power forward Anthony Davis. James plays at an MVP level, averaging 25.9 points, 8.9 rebounds and 6.4 assists per game, while Davis has averages per game of 26.3 points and 12.8 rebounds.
What you need to know about the Pacers
Meanwhile, Indiana lost on the road to the Los Angeles Clippers by a deciding margin of 114-100. Shooting guard Buddy Hield put in a pretty forgettable game, going 31 minutes with 3-for-14 shooting.
The Pacers are one of the top teams in the Eastern Conference, regularly beating teams with their balanced offensive offense. Indiana has four players averaging at least 17 points per game this season, led by Tyrese Haliburton (19.6) and Bennedict Mathurin (18.8).
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