Lakers vs. Pacers Prediction
LeBron James is expected to suit up for the Lakers for just the second time since Christmas Day when the Los Angeles visits the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday. With the Lakers listed as a small road favorite, will LeBron lead them to a victory and a cover tonight?
7:00 p.m. ET, Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers from online sportsbook BetNow.eu, the Lakers are 3-point favorites to beat the Pacers. The total, meanwhile, sits at 218 points and as of this writing, 55% of the public betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Lakers to cover the point spread.
Los Angeles Lakers Fantasy Spin
LeBron James (rest) confirmed that he will play Tuesday vs. the Pacers. LeBron returned from a 17-game absence last Thursday against the Clippers and racked up 24 points, 14 rebounds and nine assists in 40 minutes. However, coach Luke Walton said James woke up "very sore" on Friday, and the Lakers decided to rest him Saturday night. Yet, he was listed as probable for Tuesday's contest, so he was expected to suit up all along.
Indiana Pacers Fantasy Spin
Myles Turner (bruised right thigh) is a game-time decision for Tuesday's matchup with the Lakers. Turner is currently going through his pregame routine, so we should get another update soon, but if he is forced to the sidelines that would likely result in Domantas Sabonis moving back into the starting unit with Kyle O'Quinn serving as his backup. Check back closer to tip-off for official confirmation on Turner's status.
NBA Betting Trends
The Lakers are just 5-16-1 against the spread in their last 22 games versus Eastern Conference opponents.
The Pacers are 5-2 against the spread in their last seven home games versus a team with a losing road record.
The Lakers are 6-1-1 against the spread in their last eight games versus the Pacers, who have not fared well at the betting window lately. Indiana is in the midst of a 1-6 ATS slide over its last seven games, is 2-8 against the number in its last 10 games coming off a win and is 1-4 against the number in its last five games after allowing 100 points or more in its previous contest. The Lakers, meanwhile, are a perfect 4-0 against the spread in their last four road games.
Tuesday NBA Prediction: Los Angeles Lakers -3