Lakers vs. Pacers NBA Prediction
With the Lakers laying seven points as a road favorite against the Pacers and the total sitting at 227.5, what’s the best bet on the board when it comes to the 1:00 p.m. ET tip-off in Indianapolis?
517 Los Angeles Lakers (-7) at 518 Indiana Pacers (+7); o/u 227.5
1:00 p.m. ET, Saturday, May 15, 2021
Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN
Los Angeles Lakers DFS Notes
Kyle Kuzma came off the bench and hit 8-of-12 shots and a 3-pointer for 19 points, 10 rebounds, seven assists, a steal and a block, and hit the game-winning driving layup with 6.9 seconds left in Wednesday's 124-122 win over the Rockets. Kuzma is always going to be a big part of the Lakers' offense on nights when LeBron James (ankle) and Anthony Davis (groin) are sitting and he made the most of this opportunity tonight. The Lakers set a franchise record with points in the paint tonight (86) and Kuzma and Andre Drummond were a big part of that.
Indiana Pacers DFS Notes
Domantas Sabonis (quad) is being listed as questionable for Saturday's game vs. the Lakers. Sabonis tweaked his quad on Thursday and he may skip the first leg of this back-to-back against the beat up Lakers. If he does hit the sidelines, Oshae Brissett will make for an excellent target. Stay tuned.
Lakers vs. Pacers Game Prediction
The Lakers are 0-4 against the spread in their last four games in Indiana, are 1-4-1 against the spread in their last six road games and are 3-9-1 at the betting window in their last 13 games overall. The Pacers, meanwhile, are 4-0-1 against the spread in their last five games overall and are 4-0 against the number in their last four games when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game.
NBA PREDICTION: INDIANA PACERS +7