Indiana Pacers turn things around

Indiana Pacers turn things around

Indiana Pacers meet the Los Angeles Lakers aim to finally turn things around in this game, after series of unimpressive games. The Lakers are from an overtime win against the Knicks, a record they are hoping to continue. Pacers on the other hand is from a 112-100 loss against the Grizzlies on their last meeting. These two teams are from different conference, with the Pacers is from the East, and the Lakers is from the West. Pacers and Lakers meet each other on February 3, 2023, at 8:00 AM (GMT+8), as the Pacers play as hosts.

These two teams have met several times in the regular season already, meeting 97 times in the regular season. From those 97 meetings, it was the Lakers who hold the advantage, winning 63 of those matches. The Pacers on the other hand have won only 34 matches, hoping to add more wins. In the standings, the hosts are at the 10th of the Eastern Conference, and are in-need of wins. If they lose, they might get eliminated from the playoffs, which they do not want. Lakers on the other hand are at the 13th of the Western Conference, and are still desperate for wins. They remain to be one of the teams who could be eliminated in the regular season.

Indiana Pacers

NBA: Indiana Pacers
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The Pacers come into this game with hopes to finally turn things around in this game, after falling short against the Grizzlies. That loss is their third straight loss already, and the 10th in their last 11 games. On that match, the Pacers had an early advantage against the Grizzlies, which is why it is surprising they lost in that match. They in fact owned the first half of that game, leading as much as 19 points. However, their second half is a total failure, following their misfortunes. Their turnovers are also what kills them in that game, as they had 17 turnovers. Coming into this game, they are hoping to finally end this kind of game, and finally earn a win, considering their position. In offense, this team is at the 10th with 115.1 points per game, and the 25th in defense, allowing 117.2 points per game.

Tyrese Haliburton leads the Pacers with 20.2 points per game, but the problem is the fact that they will be without him in this game. Hliburton left the game in January 11, due to his injury and have never came back yet. Daniel Theis, and Kendall Brown are both unavailable as well, following their own injuries.

Los Angeles Lakers

NBA: Los Angeles Lakers
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Following their devastating loss against the Celtics, this team had a satisfying win against the Knicks. It was led by Lebron James’ triple-double performance, as they win a much-needed game. The Lakers are hoping to even their road game results, as well as improve their standings. Despite the win, it is still not an impressive game for the Lakers, as they were not able to protect their lead. They had a double-digit lead, but were not able to protect and widen it, which puts them in the overtime. Luckily, they had a 7-0 run in the overtime, giving them the victory on that match. Offensively, they are the fifth, having 117 points per game, and the 27th in defense with 118.3 points per game.

Lebron James and Anthony Davis leads the Lakers with 30.2 points and 26.8 points per game. However, Beverley will miss this game due to his Knee injury, while Reaves is set to be re-evaluated.

Prediction:

Los Angeles Lakers
Total Under: 120.5
Odds: 0.85

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