Pacers vs. Lakers Friday Prediction
The Pacers and Lakers will meet at STAPLES Center on Friday night at 10:30 p.m. ET and despite the total moving up from 217 to 217.5, is the under the better play for this matchup?
539 Indiana Pacers (+4.5) at 540 Los Angeles Lakers (-4.5); o/u 217.5
10:30 p.m. ET, Friday, March 12, 2021
Venue: STAPLES Center, Los Angeles, CA
Indiana Pacers DFS Spin
Domantas Sabonis won the 2021 NBA Skills Challenge over Nikola Vucevic. After finishing runner-up in 2020, Domantas Sabonis won the 2021 NBA Skills Challenge. He knocked off Vucevic in the final round despite both shooting poorly on rushed 3-point tries. Vucevic advanced to the Finals after wins over Robert Covington and Chris Paul, and Sabonis advanced with wins over Julius Randle and Luka Doncic.
Los Angeles Lakers DFS Spin
LeBron James (ankle) is listed as probable for Friday vs. the Pacers. LeBron has essentially been probable for the entire season so far with this "ankle injury." He finally took a game off for rest before the All-Star break but should be back in his usual role vs. the Pacers. It sounds like help is on the way too with the Lakers expected to provide an update on Anthony Davis on Friday night.
Clippers vs. Bucks Betting Prediction
The under has cashed in six of the previous seven meetings between these two teams when playing at STAPLES Center and is 5-2 in the last seven meetings overall. The under is also 5-1 in the Lakers’ last six games when favored, is 4-1 in their last five games when favored at home and is 21-10 in their last 31 games when coming off an ATS win.
NBA BETTING PREDICTION: PACERS/LAKERS UNDER 217.5