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NBA : ATS Matchup
Saturday 8/8/2020Line$ LineOU LineScore




LA LAKERS (51 - 17) vs. INDIANA (42 - 27)
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Saturday, 8/8/2020 6:00 PM
HP Field House - Orlando, FL
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717LA LAKERS-7.5-5.5
LA LAKERS - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsW-LO-UScoreHalfFG PctReb.ScoreHalfFG PctReb.
All Games51-17-7.936-3130-38113.258.647.9%54.4106.954.544.3%51.7
Road Games28-9+1219-1817-20112.157.847.6%53.7108.456.945.0%52.4
Last 5 Games2-3-2.11-41-498.851.440.8%54.2106.853.243.1%53.6
LA LAKERS Team Statistics
 Shooting    3pt ShootingFree Throws Rebounding 
Team Stats (All Games)113.258.642-8847.9%11-3134.6%18-2473.0%541025219157
vs opponents surrendering111.856.141-8945.8%12-3435.7%18-2377.2%531024218145
Team Stats (Road Games)112.157.842-8747.6%11-3134.2%18-2571.3%541024219156
Stats Against (All Games)106.954.539-8744.3%11-3334.3%18-2378.1%52923228154
vs opponents averaging112.356.341-8946.1%12-3435.9%18-2377.7%531024218145
Stats Against (Road Games)108.456.939-8745.0%12-3435.4%18-2377.7%52923238154

INDIANA - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsW-LO-UScoreHalfFG PctReb.ScoreHalfFG PctReb.
All Games42-27+2.936-2937-32109.655.047.8%50.2107.652.944.9%53.2
Road Games21-16+522-1420-17109.255.048.0%48.4109.354.045.8%53.1
Last 5 Games3-2+1.63-13-2113.657.249.2%44.8111.652.646.3%56.4
INDIANA Team Statistics
 Shooting    3pt ShootingFree Throws Rebounding 
Team Stats (All Games)109.655.042-8847.8%10-2836.2%15-1978.9%50926207125
vs opponents surrendering111.355.941-8946.0%12-3435.7%18-2377.0%531024218145
Team Stats (Road Games)109.255.042-8848.0%10-2837.6%14-1879.6%48826208135
Stats Against (All Games)107.652.940-8844.9%11-3334.4%17-2279.0%531023197144
vs opponents averaging11155.741-8945.8%12-3435.6%18-2376.7%531024218145
Stats Against (Road Games)109.354.040-8845.8%12-3335.9%17-2279.6%531024187145
Average power rating of opponents played: LA LAKERS 96.1,  INDIANA 95.1
LA LAKERS - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
7/30/2020*LA CLIPPERS103-101W-4.5L218U32-8239.0%531632-7443.2%5520
8/5/2020*OKLAHOMA CITY86-105L-5L218.5U31-8835.2%561134-7943.0%6013

INDIANA - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
8/8/2020*LA LAKERS              
LA LAKERS: LAST SEASON: 37-45, finished 10th in Western Conference.
COACH: Frank Vogel (first season with Lakers; ninth season overall, 304-291).
PROJECTED STARTING FIVE: G Rajon Rondo (9.2 ppg), G Danny Green (10.3 with Toronto), F LeBron James (27.4), F Anthony Davis (25.9 with New Orleans), C JaVale McGee (12.0).
KEY LOSSES: F Brandon Ingram, G Lonzo Ball, G Josh Hart, G Lance Stephenson.
KEY ADDITIONS: Davis, Green, C Dwight Howard, G Avery Bradley, F Jared Dudley, G Quinn Cook.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: The evolving chemistry between James and Davis will be at the forefront, but the Lakers' success in creating an immediate title contender could hinge on the supporting cast. Green must keep the outside shooting proficiency he demonstrated last season for Toronto, while Kyle Kuzma must find a role on a reconfigured roster. The Lakers' biggest early-season subplot of all might be around Howard, whose return to LA after six seasons away could be greeted by boos or cheers.
OUTLOOK: An aspiring super team takes shape around James and Davis, who joined forces to do a whole lot more than end the Lakers' franchise-record playoff drought at six years. LA expects to be a title contender with two of the NBA's best players anchoring a lineup featuring perimeter shooting from Green and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, fast-break proficiency from Alex Caruso and Kuzma, and sturdy defense from Bradley, Rondo and McGee. Vogel's ability to fold this talent into a cohesive unit over the next few months will determine whether the Lakers can do something special in the spring.

Because of this important information, no power rating or computer score edges are posted for this game.

INDIANA: LAST SEASON: 48-34, lost in first round.
COACH: Nate McMillan (fourth season).
PROJECTED STARTING FIVE: G Malcolm Brogdon (15.6 ppg), G Jeremy Lamb (15.3 ppg), F Domantas Sabonis (14.1 ppg), F T.J. Warren (18.0 ppg), C Myles Turner (13.3)
KEY LOSSES: F Thaddeus Young, F Bojan Bogdanovic, G Darren Collison, G Cory Joseph, G Tyreke Evans
KEY ADDITIONS: Brogdon, Lamb, Warren, G T.J. McConnell, F Justin Holiday
PLAYERS TO WATCH: The big question heading into this season is when will two-time All-Star Victor Oladipo return from a ruptured quad tendon in his right knee? He's not expected back until at least December and when he does start playing, it's unclear how long it will take him to return to form. Until then, this will be Turner's team and everyone will be watching how this new starting lineup plays together. Indiana expects Brogdon to play like the $85 million man while Sabonis moves from a valuable backup role into the starting lineup for the first time. Sabonis and Turner being paired together give the Pacers a more traditional two big-man look.
OUTLOOK: The Pacers know it will take time for all the new faces to get acclimated in sync, and they expect some rough patches early. But the offseason moves should give Indiana more scoring punch and better balance offensively. Defensively, it will be interesting to see how Sabonis or Turner defends the perimeter. But if the Pacers have a solid start and Oladipo is back to full strength before the All-Star break, they could become a surprise contender in the Eastern Conference.
Lakers looking for offense against Pacers

The Los Angeles Lakers have the No. 1 seed in the West locked up with three regular-season games remaining, but concern remains heading into their matchup against the Indiana Pacers on Saturday evening near Orlando.

Since the NBA reconvened in the bubble on July 30, the Lakers rank last among the 22 teams in scoring average (98.8), field-goal percentage (40.8) and 3-point percentage (23.4).

"Offensively, we haven't been great," Lakers guard Danny Green told reporters following a 113-97 loss to the Houston Rockets on Thursday night. "Everybody knows that."

Los Angeles will be up against an Indiana team that's bunched with the Miami Heat and Philadelphia 76ers for the fourth, fifth and sixth-place spots in the East.

The Pacers have four regular-season games remaining, including two against the Heat.

Indiana won its first three games at the restart before losing 114-99 to the surging Phoenix Suns on Thursday night.

"I think we're a little bit tired," said Pacers guard Malcolm Brogdon, who had 25 points, six rebounds, and six assists against the Suns. "This is a tough run that we're on. A lot of games in a short number of days. We're going to do our best to try to win games heading into the playoffs."

The Pacers defeated the Lakers back in December and a win on Saturday would give them their first season sweep against Los Angeles since the 2015-16 season.

Lakers coach Frank Vogel was in his final season as head coach of the Pacers that year. Now, he's trying to figure a way to beat Indiana, holding an 0-8 all-time record against his former team.

His record against Indiana won't play a role in what lineup he puts in the floor against the Pacers, but it should be interesting to see how he manages his star players over the final three games.

LeBron James sat out against the Rockets because of a sore groin and is listed as questionable for Friday's game.

Lakers center Anthony Davis has also been dealing with a variety of minor injuries since the restart. The team lists Davis as probable.

Those ailments have little to do with the poor shooting by the Lakers, especially from the 3-point stripe. Vogel believes they're due for a turnaround, however.

"I do believe in percentages, I do believe in guys trusting in the work they're putting in," he said. "The law of averages plays out, and I'm OK getting all these misses out of the way now."

One player who hasn't been missing much is Pacers forward T.J. Warren, who's averaging 33.8 points since July 30. Through Thursday, that was tied with Rockets guard James Harden for the best scoring average since the restart.

Warren had 16 points and 11 rebounds against the Suns, his second double-double since the restart after going without one the first 60 games of the season.

However, Warren is bothered by a sore right foot. He is listed as questionable.

--Field Level Media

Last Updated: 9/18/2020 1:53:33 PM EST

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