The winner of the 2023 NBA In-Season Tournament will be crowned when the Los Angeles Lakers meet the Indiana Pacers in Las Vegas at 8:30 p.m. ET on Saturday. For this game, SportsLine consensus lists the Lakers as 4-point favorites, while the over/under is set at 243.5 (see up-to-date odds for every game this week on our NBA odds page).
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The model knows the Lakers have crushed the in-season tournament. Los Angeles has a stellar +20.2 net rating in the tournament, including the league's best defensive rating (102.3). The Lakers pounded the New Orleans Pelicans by a 44-point margin on Thursday, shooting 55% from the field and 49% from 3-point range. Los Angeles also held New Orleans to 36% shooting from the field and 23% from 3-point range.
The model also knows the Pacers are unquestionably excellent on offense. Indiana is scoring 1.27 points per possession in In-Season Tournament games, posting 62.3% true shooting in those contests. That includes a 128-point showing against Milwaukee on Thursday. The Pacers generated 30 assists and only turnovers in that game, with Tyrese Haliburton producing 27 points, 15 assists, seven rebounds, and no turnovers.
Now, it has set its sights on Lakers vs. Pacers. We can tell you the model is leaning Under the total, and it also says one side of the spread hits in nearly 60% of simulations! You ABSOLUTELY need to see it before locking in any NBA picks.
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