Calling the NBA’s new In-Season Tournament “a success” does not do it enough justice; it has captivated NBA fans and players alike with its hyper-competitive playoff atmosphere and promise of cash prizes. For fans, it has offered an opportunity to make money via in the betting markets. Check out our Indiana Pacers vs. Los Angeles Lakers same-game parlay picks below!
Indiana Pacers vs. Los Angeles Lakers Same Game Parlay Picks
Our Indiana Pacers vs. Los Angeles Lakers same-game parlay features Austin Reaves hitting two or more three-pointers, Myles Turner recording at least two blocks, and LeBron James scoring 28 or more points. See further analysis for these picks underneath this section.
Leg 1: Austin Reaves Over 1.5 Threes (-120)
There is a little bit of juice, but nearly as much as there should be after Austin Reaves has played back-to-back terrific games, and it should come as no shock that those were both In-Season Tournament games. Reaves has had a slow start to the 2023-24 regular season, at least relative to his 2023 NBA Playoff performance; however, he has proven that he steps up in big games time and time again.
In the two knockout rounds (quarterfinals and semi-finals) of the In-Season Tournament, Reaves has shot a combined 6-for-14 from deep in those games, clearing this line both times. Reaves’ output in games that have a higher perceived value than regular season games (NBA Playoffs and In-Season Tournament) is substantial; he has hit the Over on this line in 12 of his past 18 of these games.
Further, Reaves is going up against a Pacers defense that allows opponents to shoot 38.9% (28th in the NBA) from behind the arc. The pace of this game will likely fall in favor of Indiana (first in pace), as it even pushes the ball after made baskets. By doing that, the Pacers can always keep the game at their tempo. This will force Los Angeles to play faster and will result in more possessions, which can only mean good things for Reaves.
Leg 2: LeBron James Over 27.5 Points (-145)
If you don’t think LeBron James has been taking the In-Season Tournament seriously, then either you haven’t been watching the games, or you haven’t been listening to what he has said about it. Perhaps, both.
LeBron’s hyper-competitive spirit thrives in high-pressure environments, especially in a “win or go home” situation, like the In-Season Tournament knockout rounds. Thus far, James has posted 31 and 30 points, looking every bit as good as he has over the past few years; he might actually be able to beat “Father Time.”
James has hit the Over on this line in both knockout games and in two of the four group-stage games; however, in the two games that James failed to score 28 or more points, he didn’t play much due to the games being blowout wins!
This is a great spot for LeBron to carve up the Pacers’ defense, which has struggled to contain physical penetrators and skilled players in the paint. The Pacers are allowing the second-most points to opposing power forwards, and if they start the game with Obi Toppin defending James, don’t be surprised if he gets into double-digits before the first quarter is over.
Leg 3: Myles Turner Over 1.5 Blocks (-135)
Teams that score most of their points in the paint are also susceptible to being blocked, especially when they are playing against elite rim protectors. This is exactly the case for the Los Angeles Lakers when they have to face off against the Indiana Pacers and Myles Turner. Turner is one of the best shot-blockers in the NBA, despite scarcely getting the attention that he deserves for being such a dominant force on that end of the floor.
Turner is averaging 2.1 blocks per game this season but has been on a tear recently, recording 2.6 blocks per game in his past nine outings. Further, he has hit the Over on this line in seven of his past nine games.
Myles is going against a Lakers team that ranks sixth in points in the paint and will be defending Anthony Davis, a bonafide All-Star who is not afraid to establish himself on the offensive end of the floor. With Turner getting a heavy dose of both on-ball and weak-side block opportunities, he is in a premier spot to log yet another 2+ block game.
Same Game Parlay Card For Indiana Pacers Vs. Los Angeles Lakers
Below are the final legs for our Indiana Pacers vs. Los Angeles Lakers same-game parlay card and the total odds you get from this three-legger, courtesy of DraftKings.
- Austin Reaves Over 1.5 Threes (-120)
- LeBron James Over 27.5 Points (-145)
- Myles Turner Over 1.5 Blocks (-135)
- Three-Leg Same-Game Parlay Odds: (+395)
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