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Los Angeles Lakers vs. Indiana Pacers odds, picks and best bets

Marcus Mosher
Sportsbook Wire

The Los Angeles Lakers (51-17) will take on the Indiana Pacers (42-27) Saturday at HP Field House in Kissimmee, Fla. for a 6 p.m. ET tip-off. We analyze the Lakers-Pacersbetting odds and lines, with NBA picks and best bets.

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Lakers vs. Pacers: Key injuries

Lakers

  • PG Rajon Rondo (hand) out
  • PF LeBron James (groin) questionable
  • PG Alex Caruso (neck) questionable
  • PF Anthony Davis (ankle) probable
  • C Dwight Howard (knee) probable
  • PF Markieff Morris (hip) probable

Pacers

  • PG Jeremy Lamb (ACL) out
  • PF T.J. Warren (foot) questionable
  • C Myles Turner (ankle) questionable
  • SF Doug McDermott (knee) questionable
  • PF Domantas Sabonis (foot) out

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Lakers vs. Pacers Odds, lines, picks and betting tips

NBA odds courtesy of BetMGM; access USA TODAY Sports for a full list. Odds last updated at 11:15 a.m. ET.

Prediction

Lakers 112, Pacers 108

Moneyline (ML)

The Lakers (-286) are big moneyline favorites over the Pacers (+225) Saturday night, despite coming off two ugly losses to the Oklahoma City Thunder and Houston Rockets. With Los Angeles already having the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference locked up, the team doesn't have a ton to play for.; however, after those disappointing losses, they will look to get back on track against a good Indiana team.

While the Lakers should have no problem winning this contest, the odds aren't good enough to bet on. Instead, PASS on this bet in favor of the spread.

Line/Against the Spread (ATS)

The Lakers -7 (-110) are favorites over the PACERS +7 (-110) Saturday evening. The Lakers have been awful against the spread of late, covering just once in their last six games.

Meanwhile, Indiana has played incredibly well lately, winning nine of their last 12 games. Against the spread, they've covered or pushed in six of their last seven games. With this spread being as big as it is, don't be afraid to take the PACERS +7 (-110) and the points against the best team in the Western Conference.

Over/Under (O/U)

The projected total is set at 218.5. Take the OVER 218.5 (-110) with the injury questions entering this one affecting the defense of both teams more than the offense.

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