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NBA Betting – Los Angeles Clippers at Indiana Pacers

Written by:
Phil Simon
Published on:
Apr/13/2021

The Los Angeles Clippers enter the week as the hottest team in the NBA having won five straight games. They put that streak on the line against the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday night in the first of a three-game Eastern Conference road trip.

The Clips are hanging around the top of the Western Conference just four games behind Utah for the top spot. However they’ve been unable to make up ground since both teams are 8-2 in their last 10 contests. The Pacers need wins and getting them at home would help their cause. Indy’s 9-15 home record has prevented them from getting into the East’s top-eight. The Pacers have won three in a row overall matching their longest streak since opening the season with three straight victories.

 

Los Angeles Clippers at Indiana Pacers

Date and Time: Tuesday, April 13, 2021, 7:30 p.m. ET

Location: Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN

Opening NBA Odds: (Check Back Later)

Clippers at Pacers TV Coverage: TNT

 

Odds Analysis

The Clippers won’t be a double-digit favorite like they were in their previous two games, but they will be laying points when the line eventually surfaces. LA covered the 11-point closing line in a 126-109 win over Houston and extended its winning streak to five games with a 131-124 decision over Detroit on Sunday. The Clips saw their four-game ATS win streak end, though, failing to cover the 13-point line. The Clips are on a heater going 11-2 SU and 10-3 ATS in their last 13 games, but 11 of those were played at home. They are 15-10 SU and 14-11 ATS on the road. For the first time since starting the season 3-0 the Pacers have won three straight games to inch closer to the top-eight in the Eastern Conference. The run started with a home win over Minnesota ending a three-game losing streak in their barn. They followed that with road wins over Orlando and Memphis going 2-1 ATS during the winning streak. Overall the Pacers are 25-27 SU and 21-31 ATS.

 

Los Angeles Clippers

Taking advantage of a lengthy nine-game homestand the Clippers went 7-2 and they’ve won 11 of their last 13 games despite not having a full complement of players. They are making due with what they have, and what they have is pretty damn good. They will be without Patrick Beverley for a spell due to a hand injury and Serge Ibaka didn’t make the trip with a back injury. The Clippers won their fifth straight game beating Detroit, 131-124, on Sunday without the services of Kawhi Leonard, who was given a day off in LA’s third game in four nights. It hasn’t really mattered since someone steps up every game. Marcus Morris scored a season-high 33 points to help take down the Pistons.

Paul George is playing despite a toe injury, though it hasn’t affected him too much. PG13 dropped 32 on the Pistons, his third straight game with more than 30 points. Over that span he’s shooting 56.5 percent from the field and 60.9 percent from three-point range. Even with players darting in and out of the rotation the Clips are peaking. “The team is coming together. You feel it and the last thing we want to do is not leave a stone unturned. I definitely think there will be some carryover on the road,” George said.

 

Indiana Pacers

One team will see its winning streak come to an end on Tuesday. The Clippers have the longest current streak in the NBA while the Pacers have the longest winning streak in the East entering the week. And it couldn’t have come at a better time. Just when it looked like the Pacers were about to fall out of the playoff picture they won three straight and four of five behind a resurgent offense. In three of those wins they scored more than 130 points. Not bad for a team that averages just 113.5 points per game. It looks like the acquisition of Caris LaVert is paying off. In 16 games since arriving he’s averaging 17.1 points and scored 34 points in the win over Memphis on Sunday.

While it’s nice to see the Pacers put some points on the board, it’s even sweeter that they’ve been able to hold onto leads late in the game. They nearly let an 18-point third quarter advantage slip away against Memphis before holding on. “I feel like once you get one game down, the confidence level goes up and you feel like you’re supposed to win those games. I fell like that’s where we are right now as a team,” LaVert said.

 

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Two confident teams riding winning streaks should make for a fun game. The first meeting wasn’t much fun for the Pacers, who were blown out 129-96. And with Leonard expected back in the lineup things aren’t going to get any easier for the home team. 

NBA Score Prediction: Clippers 121, Pacers 114


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