Lakers vs Pacers Prediction: Live Odds, Stats, History & Picks – Thursday, February 2, 2023

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The Los Angeles Lakers (24-28) are 2.5-point favorites against the Indiana Pacers (24-28) on February 2, 2023 at Gainbridge Fieldhouse. The Pacers have lost three in a row while going 1-9 over their past 10 games. The over/under for the matchup is 240.5 points.

How to bet Lakers vs. Pacers

Los Angeles Lakers vs. Indiana Pacers Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 2.5 points, with sportsbooks listing the Lakers as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, the Lakers have -146 odds to pick up the win, while the Pacers are listed at +123 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the total for the game is set at 240.5 points.

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Lakers vs. Pacers Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Thursday, February 2, 2023
  • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: SN-LA
  • Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Arena: Gainbridge Fieldhouse

Lakers vs. Pacers Betting Trends

The Lakers have played 52 games, with 25 wins against the spread. Los Angeles has come away with eight wins in the 13 contests it has been listed as the favorite in this season. Lakers games this year have eclipsed the over/under 28 times in 52 opportunities (53.8%).

The Pacers have played 52 games, with 27 wins against the spread. Indiana has been the underdog on the moneyline 42 total times this season. Indy has gone 17-25 in those games. The Pacers have gone over the point total 48.1% of the time this year (25 of 52 games with a set point total).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players

Lakers

Lakers Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
LeBron James 41 30.2 8.5 7.1 1 0.6 2.2
Anthony Davis 28 26.8 11.9 2.6 1.3 2 0.4
Russell Westbrook 49 15.8 6.3 7.5 1 0.4 1.2
Lonnie Walker IV 35 14.2 2.3 1.3 0.7 0.3 2
Rui Hachimura 34 13 4.4 1.1 0.4 0.4 1

Pacers

Pacers Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Tyrese Haliburton 40 20.2 4 10.2 1.8 0.4 3
Bennedict Mathurin 52 17.9 4.2 1.4 0.6 0.1 1.5
Myles Turner 43 17.5 7.8 1.3 0.6 2.4 1.6
Buddy Hield 52 17.4 4.9 2.8 1.1 0.3 3.8
Jalen Smith 47 9.6 5.8 1 0.4 0.8 0.9
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Lakers: LeBron James: Questionable (Ankle), Patrick Beverley: Probable (Knee), Anthony Davis: Probable (Foot), Austin Reaves: Out (Hamstring)

Pacers: Tyrese Haliburton: Questionable (Elbow/Knee), Daniel Theis: Questionable (Knee)

What you need to know about the Los Angeles Lakers

Los Angeles has been forced to rely on its offense, which ranks fifth-best in the NBA (117 points per game), as it ranks fourth-worst in the league on defense with just 118.3 points allowed per contest. Offensively the Lakers have performed better when playing at home this year, posting 117.8 points per game, compared to 116.3 per game when playing on the road. The Lakers have been racking up 118.8 points per contest in their last 10 times on the court, an average that’s a little higher than the 117 they’ve scored over the course of the 2022-23 campaign.

When it comes to three-pointers, Los Angeles is coming up short, as it ranks worst in the league in three-pointers made (10.5 per game) and fifth-worst in three-point percentage (33.7%). In terms of shot breakdown, the Lakers have taken 65.2% two-pointers (accounting for 75.6% of the team’s buckets) and 34.8% threes (24.4%).

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What you need to know about the Indiana Pacers

Offensively Indiana is the 10th-ranked team in the league (115.1 points per game). On defense it is 25th (117.2 points allowed per game). In 2022-23 the Pacers are scoring 6.3 more points per game at home (118.3) than on the road (112). The Pacers are putting up 113.3 points per game in their past 10 games, which is 1.8 fewer points than their average for the season (115.1).

Indiana is sixth in the league in 3-pointers made (13.8 per game) and 13th in 3-point percentage (36.2%). The Pacers take 57.4% percent of their shots from inside the 3-point line, and 42.6% percent from beyond it. In terms of makes, 66.4% of the Pacers’ baskets are 2-pointers, and 33.6% are 3-pointers.

Lakers vs. Pacers Predictions and Pick

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WRITTEN BY

Austin Harper

Austin is a co-founders at Betsperts and a devoted father of 2. Born and raised in Atlanta Georgia, Austin is passionate about the Atlanta Hawks, Braves, and Falcons. Austin received his Bachelors of Science from Clemson University and gets back for Clemson football and basketball games every chance he gets!

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