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Los Angeles Lakers vs. Indiana Pacers 3/29/24 NBA Betting Picks

Los Angeles Lakers vs. Indiana Pacers 3/29/24The NBA arena continues to boil even more as the Los Angeles Lakers (39-32) are all set to take on the Indiana Pacers (41-32) in what seems to be a highly charged game at the end of the week. With both teams nearly even with each other in their season standings, this game at Gainbridge Fieldhouse provides not just another reason for fans to watch the NBA, but also a fantastic option for those on the lookout of NBA free picks and looking to bet on the upcoming game.

When:Friday, March 29, 2024 at 7:00 PM ET
Where:Gainbridge Fieldhouse
Stream:NBA League Pass

Los Angeles Lakers vs. Indiana Pacers 3/29/24
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Despite the current odds still being determined, this matchup presents an interesting dynamic given both teams’ recent forms and standings. Bettors should keep a close eye on the odds as they are released, given the potentially pivotal impact of the key players from both teams.

Anthony Davis (PF) vs. Pascal Siakam (PF)

This season Anthony Davis has been crucial for his team as he has started in all of the 67 games he played and averages 24.6 points with a solid 12.5 rebounds per game. His defensive skills, including the 2.4 blocks per game he averages, are the foundation for the Lakers’ defensive tactics. Nevertheless, he is much more than a defender because he can score as well as assist which makes him a highly lethal weapon on the court.

Pascal Siakam, unlike him, appears to be a major force for the Pacers, averaging 21.7 points and 7.8 rebounds per game. Assist to turnover ratio of 2.8 reflects the importance of his efficiency and playmaking skill to the Pacers. Davis might be more imposing defensively than Siakam but the latter’s versatility and offensive capabilities give the opposition a tough time.

When Davis and Siakam go head-to-head on the court, it will be a fight of offense against defense, so to speak. Both players are the core of their team’s tactic and it may very well be their performance that will be the deciding factor in a closely contested match.

Lakers’ Offensive Prowess

The Lakers have demonstrated that they are here to stay having an average of 117.7 points a game with 50% field goal shooting. They have a well-balanced attack composed of both inside presence and perimeter shooting that highlights their capability to rule the court on numerous planes of the game.

Pacers’ Scoring Machine

The Pacers, yet, manage to stand out from the rest by averaging an unsurpassed 123.3 points per game. Their impressive offensive strategy, including their average of 13.3 three-pointer baskets made per game, forces opponents to confront scoring as their opponent does.


Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends

Lakers are 3-2 in their last 5 games.
Los Angeles Lakers are 2-3 in their last 5 games against the spread
Lakers are 13-19 in their road games against the spread
The totals have gone OVER in 3 of Lakers’ last 5 games
The totals have gone OVER in 19 of Lakers’ 40 last games at home

Indiana Pacers Betting Trends

Pacers are 3-2 in their last 5 games.
Indiana Pacers are 3-2 in their last 5 games against the spread
Pacers are 21-16 in their road games against the spread
The totals have gone OVER in 2 of Pacers’ last 5 games
The totals have gone OVER in 21 of Pacers’ 36 last games at home


Los Angeles Lakers

LeBron James SF Is “?” Friday vs Indiana, Ankle
Anthony Davis PF Is “?” Friday vs Indiana, Knee
Christian Wood PF Is out indefinitely, Knee
Jarred Vanderbilt SF Is out indefinitely, Foot
Gabe Vincent PG Is out indefinitely, Knee

Indiana Pacers

Bennedict Mathurin SF Is out for season, Shoulder

Los Angeles Lakers vs. Indiana Pacers Betting Picks

Considering the pace of the match and the critical role of the key opponents, this contest is in a precarious situation. Nevertheless, the strong offensive game of the Pacers may ultimately give them an advantage over the Lakers, in light of the latter’s possible defensive flaws that may be exposed by Siakam.

The Lakers, who are well-rounded and have Davis block, are a tough adversary but the Pacers’ offense and home advantage could lead to victory. A bettor might tend to look at the points below, taking into account the willingness of both teams to get involved in high scoring games. For those betting at the top sportsbook online, keep an eye on the spread as it becomes available, considering the Pacers’ strong performance against the spread in recent games. Sign up today to make your NBA betting prediction!

Score Prediction: Pacers 118, Lakers 114.