Los Angeles Lakers vs Indiana Pacers 5/15/2021 NBA Picks and Previews
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Los Angeles Lakers vs Indiana Pacers 5/15/2021 – All eyes are now on the Los Angeles Lakers on how they can pull themselves out of the play-in tournament. They have two games left and the first are against the Indiana Pacers this coming Saturday, May 15. The game starts early at exactly 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time and fans can get eyes inside the Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana by subscribing to NBA League Pass for the online live stream. LeBron James’ return to the roster is delayed and he is expected to play in this game. NBA betting sees the Los Angeles Lakers winning this match against the Indiana Pacers.
Los Angeles Lakers vs Indiana Pacers 5/15/2021
Los Angeles Lakers vs Indiana Pacers 5/15/2021 Betting Odds
Los Angeles Lakers Betting
The Los Angeles Lakers are hoping to avoid the play-in tournament and get at least the sixth-best record in the NBA Western Conference at the end of the season. For that to happen, this team needs to secure their last two games. The first one will be against the Indiana Pacers and the last will be with the New Orleans Pelicans. Winning both games is not enough as they will pray that the Portland Trail Blazers lose their final game of the season against the Denver Nuggets who are still battling for a good playoff position. This is not going to be easy either for the Lakers as the Pacers are still aiming to go for a better playoff spot as well.
Players to watch: L. James SF 43 GP 43 GS 33.7 MIN 25 PTS 0.6 OR 7.3 DR 7.9 REB 7.8 AST 1 STL 0.6 BLK 3.8 TO 1.6 PF 2.1 AST/TO 24.3 PER
A. Davis PF 34 GP 34 GS 32.2 MIN 21.9 PTS 1.8 OR 6.2 DR 8 REB 3.1 AST 1.2 STL 1.7 BLK 2.1 TO 1.7 PF 1.4 AST/TO 22.23 PER
D. Schroder PG 59 GP 59 GS 32.2 MIN 15.5 PTS 0.5 OR 3 DR 3.5 REB 5.8 AST 1.2 STL 0.2 BLK 2.7 TO 2.6 PF 2.1 AST/TO 13.87 PER.
Indiana Pacers Betting
The Indiana Pacers are tied with the Charlotte Hornets for the 8th and 9th position in the NBA Eastern Conference with their records at 33-37. The Pacers need to win both games to overtake the Hornets and after the Lakers, they will have the Toronto Raptors next. If they win this game against Los Angeles, the Raptors are going to be easier since Kyle Lowry, Pascal Siakam and Fred VanVleet are already rested. The best case scenario for them is to even take the Boston Celtics’ position as well. That will happen if the Celtics drop both of their games and the Pacers need all their remaining matches.
Players to Watch: M. Brogdon PG 56 GP 56 GS 34.5 MIN 21.2 PTS 1 OR 4.2 DR 5.3 REB 5.9 AST 0.9 STL 0.3 BLK 2.1 TO 2 PF 2.9 AST/TO 18.12 PER
C. LeVert SG 33 GP 33 GS 33.1 MIN 20.8 PTS 0.7 OR 4.1 DR 4.7 REB 4.7 AST 1.5 STL 0.7 BLK 2.1 TO 2.5 PF 2.3 AST/TO 17.34 PER
D. Sabonis PF 61 GP 61 GS 35.9 MIN 20.2 PTS 2.4 OR 9.5 DR 11.9 REB 6.7 AST 1.2 STL 0.5 BLK 3.4 TO 3.3 PF 2 AST/TO 20.76 PER.
Los Angeles Lakers vs Indiana Pacers 5/15/2021 Betting Numbers
Los Angeles Lakers
LA Lakers are 3-9-1 ATS in their last 13 games.
Indiana are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
Los Angeles Lakers
LeBron James SF Ankle is “?” Saturday vs Indiana
Jeremy Lamb SG Knee is downgraded to OUT Saturday vs LA Lakers
Los Angeles Lakers vs Indiana Pacers Betting Picks
The Los Angeles Lakers are just a giant waiting to wake up. They will slowly get into their playoff rhythm and will use this game to be ready. It is seen in the best sportsbook that the Lakers will take this win from the Indiana Pacers.
Moneyline: The Pacers are given an ML of +220 if they manage to secure a home win while the Lakers are at -275.
ATS: It is 6.5 points separating both teams on the ATS with the Lakers getting the -6.5 while the Pacers are at +6.5.
TOTALs: 226.5 points is the total expected to dance on with the Lakers going over and the Pacers are under.
Score Prediction: 106 – 104, Lakers