The LA Lakers are the top seed in the West, but you wouldn’t know it if you read the news.
It’s been a weird start for LA as they try and iron out the kinks. New players attempting to integrate into a new system with only a week before playoffs has led some analysts to already write off the Lakers’ title chances.
Will they be able to fine tune against the Pacers?
Dimers' Suggested Plays
Lock: Pacers +6.0 (+100*)
Moneyline: Lakers (-255*)
Total points: Under 219.5 (-110*)
The Pacers have won three of their last four, only going down to the currently perfect Phoenix Suns. While our model predicts a Lakers win, we think they’ll make tough work of it. Count on the Pacers to make it close.
While the Lakers have had to deal with internal issues and the pressure of having to build chemistry with a new group of players in a short amount of time, we still think there’s far too much quality on this LA team to lose. Our model predicts a high probability that the Lakers take this one.
The under is 7-1 in the Lakers’ last 8 games. Their troubles on offense have been noted as they try and find the right mix, but they have multiple high calibre defensive players which our model believes will be enough to lock this one down.
We think the Lakers will win, but we want to find some value to boost our tickets. Take a parlay of Pacers +6.0 along with the under.
*odds are correct at time of publishing