Los Angeles Lakers vs. Indiana Pacers: what happened to the champion?

Lakers vs. Indiana: prediction for the NBA match (March 13, 2021)

12/03/2021

Los Angeles Lakers

Los Angeles Lakers

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13/03/21 04:30 CET
Indiana

Indiana

L W L W W
Tournament USA, NBA
Place Staples Center
Los Angeles Lakers vs. Indiana Pacers NBA basketball match in Staples Center on March 13

On March 13, the "Lakers" will host "Indiana" at home, so we have prepared a prediction for this exciting match. What to expect from LeBron James and the team? Find it out below.

Los Angeles Lakers

The "Lakers" clearly do not act as a champion, although they are still holding third place in the Western Conference. The team staggered after Anthony Davis's injury, and LeBron James alone is having a hard time leading the team. 

On the other hand, it makes no sense for the "Lakers" to give all their best since anyway everything will be decided in the playoffs. Of course, the head coach wants his guys to win all the time, though now the tipping point has come. 

The Los Angeles squad lost two matches in a row, as they lost to "Phoenix" (104-114), and then failed to deal with "Sacramento" (120-123). The pause associated with the NBA All-Star Game was supposed to help Frank Vogel's wards, especially since King James and the team have achieved victory over Kevin Durant's team, so it will be a bit easier for the leader of "Lakers".

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Indiana

The "Pacers" slide down with small steps and with each match the situation becomes more complicated. The team lost concentration and place in the leading eight of the Eastern Conference.

The new coach showed great results only at the beginning of the season, but now he cannot cope with the difficulties. "Indiana" began to lose more often and in the last meeting, the situation was repeated again, since the club lost at home to "Denver" (103-113).

The "Pacers" obviously need radical changes, since the team has already dropped to the tenth position. Ahead of the team is not the easiest opponent, respectively, problems cannot be avoided, although the chance to fight has not been canceled.

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Statistics

  • "Indiana" has issued four wins in their last five personal matches.
  • Since the start of the season, the "Lakers" have played 19 home matches, 11 of which they have won.
  • The "Pacers" are the third with away wins in the East.

Our Prediction

"Indiana" is a tough opponent for the current champion, which is confirmed by personal meetings. On the other hand, the "Pacers" have not shown any team play lately and it will be difficult to show their best basketball.

The "Lakers" rely on LeBron James, who got very enthusiastic after winning the All-Star Game and is ready to lead the club. The "Lakers" need to recover from the last two defeats, and it seems that Frank Vogel's guys will do everything for this. In short, we are waiting for the confident victory of the hosts.

Our prediction is the victory for the "Los Angeles Lakers" taking into account the handicap (-4.5) of points for the odds of 1.97 on 1xbet.


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