Pick: Los Angeles Lakers @ Indiana Pacers – 8/8/2020

The Lakers have secured the Western Conference’s 1-seed and are now looking to stay healthy prior to the start of the playoffs. LeBron James sat last game and Anthony Davis saw limited 2nd half minutes in a loss to the Thunder. More of that story could present itself in today’s meeting with the Pacers, but Indiana itself is one of the hottest teams in the bubble right now. TJ Warren has been lighting up the scoreboard and has the highest single-game performance so far with 51 points. The Pacers backcourt of Victor Oladipo and Malcolm Brogdon is in tact again to compliment Warren’s hot shooting. While Indiana had a setback in their last game against Phoenix, they have a good shot to rebound and the spread is too big to ignore against a Lakers team that could sit its best players in crunch time.

Pick: Indiana Pacers +8 and Under 218

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