Bet Jamaica NBA Preview — Indiana Pacers vs. Los Angeles Lakers

by Dirty on March 2, 2010

The Indiana Pacers and the Los Angeles Lakers will both be gunning for a victory on Tuesday when they meet at STAPLES Center.

Oddsmakers currently have the Lakers listed as 11½-point favorites versus the Pacers, while the game’s total is sitting at 211.

Danny Granger poured in a game-high 30 points to lead the Pacers to a convincing 100-90 victory over the Bulls on Saturday. The Pacers covered the 3-point spread, while the 190 points went UNDER the posted total of 212.5.

Dahntay Jones and Troy Murphy netted 17 points apiece for the Pacers, and Roy Hibbert chipped in with 12 in that win.

The Lakers scored 28 points in the fourth quarter and rallied for a 95-89 victory over the Nuggets on Sunday. The Lakers failed to cover the 6-point spread, while the 184 points went UNDER the posted total of 209.

Lamar Odom tossed in 20 points with 12 rebounds for a double-double in leading the Lakers. Ron Artest chipped in with 17 points in the win.

Current streak:
Los Angeles has won 2 straight games.

Team records:
Indiana: 20-39 SU, 26-32-1 ATS
Los Angeles: 45-15 SU, 25-33-2 ATS

Indiana most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Portland are 5-5
After playing Chicago are 3-7
After a win are 3-7

Los Angeles most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Miami are 9-1
After playing Denver are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Indiana’s last 5 games when playing LA Lakers
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Indiana’s last 8 games when playing on the road against LA Lakers
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Indiana’s last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Indiana’s last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of the LA Lakers last 5 games at home
LA Lakers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Indiana
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of the LA Lakers last 9 games
LA Lakers are 22-3 SU in their last 25 games at home

Next up:
Indiana at Portland, Wednesday, March 3
LA Lakers at Miami, Thursday, March 4

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