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Pacers vs Lakers Prediction, Odds and Picks Sunday, March 24

The NBA betting lines Las Vegas has set for Sunday night include the matchup between the Indiana Pacers and host Los Angeles Lakers. Both teams are looking to improve their spot in the playoff standings of their respective conferences with just a few weeks left in the NBA regular season.

Indiana is currently sixth in the Eastern Conference standings, 1½ games ahead of both the Miami Heat and Philadelphia 76ers for the last spot in the postseason without participating in the play-in tournament. Los Angeles is trying to get out of the play-in tournament in the West but is ninth, three games behind the Sacramento Kings and the Dallas Mavericks. Both teams have a lot to play for, so check out our NBA betting preview of this contest before you make your wagers.

Pacers vs Lakers Prediction, Odds and Picks Sunday, March 24
Pacers vs Lakers Prediction, Odds and Picks Sunday, March 24

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Game Information

  • Game: Pacers (40-31) vs Lakers (38-32)
  • Date/Time: Sunday, March 24, 10 p.m. ET
  • Location: crypto.com Arena, Los Angeles, Calif.
  • Pacers vs Lakers Live Stream: NBA Game Pass

 

Los Angeles took the first meeting in December, topping the Pacers 123-109 in the final of the NBA’s in-season tournament. The Lakers are 3½-point favorites at home for your basketball betting online, with the over/under set at 241 points.

Head-to-Head

 

 

Pacers vs Lakers Odds and Spreads

 

 

 

  • Indiana is 5-0 ATS in its last five road games.
  • Los Angeles is 1-7 ATS in its last eight games following a straight-up win.
  • The under is 7-0 in the Pacers’ last seven Sunday games.
  • The over is 4-0 in the Lakers’ last four contests as a home favorite of up to 4½ points.
  • Indiana is 19-16 as the underdog this season.
  • The over is 4-0 in the Lakers’ last four games playing on one day rest.
  • The under is 4-0 in the Pacers’ last four games following a straight-up win of more than 10 points.
  • Los Angeles is 31-39-0 ATS this season.

Over/Under Pick: Over 241 (-110)

The Pacers are the highest-scoring team in the NBA this season, averaging 122.8 points per game. Indiana is paced by All-Star guard Tyrese Haliburton (20.5 points, league-best 11.2 assists), who loves to push the pace as well as bomb away from the outside. The Lakers often have trouble defending dynamic scoring guards, so Haliburton could have a big game in this one.

Los Angeles can light up the scoreboard as well, scoring 120 or more points in three of its last five contests. The Lakers should be able to keep up in this one, making the over one of the NBA picks you should be making for this game.

Here’s a look at some NBA Lines and NBA Game Odds to consider!

 

ATS Pick: Pacers +3½ (-110)

These teams played in the title game of the NBA’s inaugural in-season tournament, with the Lakers rolling to a 14-point win in Las Vegas. But Indiana is playing better, having won five straight on the road and having picked up forward Pascal Siakam (20.9 points, 7.8 rebounds with Indiana) since that meeting.

Los Angeles has been inconsistent and is about to embark on a six-game Eastern road trip, so it needs this victory before departing on that sojourn. While the Lakers may be able to pull this one out, the NBA betting lines Las Vegas has for this game are giving too much to the Pacers to not make your bet on the visitors.

 

 

Prop Pick: LeBron James Over 43½ Pts+Rbs+Ast (-106)

As you’re doing your basketball betting online, you need to look at LeBron James and the way he’s been playing of late. Over his last nine games, James has exceeded his season averages, going for 26.6 points, 7.6 rebounds and 9.1 assists per contest. In a likely uptempo game, James is going to find another gear and put up some big numbers as he tries to will the Lakers to the win.

 

 

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Score Prediction

Lakers 124, Pacers 122

 

 

Questions of the Day

Have the Pacers and Lakers played previously this season?


The teams clashed in the title game of the league’s inaugural in-season tournament in December, with the Lakers coming out on top, 123-109.

When did Los Angeles last beat Indiana at home?


The last time the Lakers won at home against the Pacers was in March 2021.

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