Check out our free Pacers vs Suns pick and preview for this NBA game in Phoenix. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this NBA matchup.
Pacers vs Suns NBA Pick & Preview
- Sport: NBA
- Teams: Indiana Pacers at Phoenix Suns
- Where: Phoenix at Footprint Center
- Date: Saturday, January 21st
- Betting Odds PHO -6.5, IND +217 | PHO -273 O/U OFF
So far, the Pacers have put together an overall record of 23-24, while going 26-20-1 vs the spread. Today, the Pacers will be looking to snap a 6 game losing streak. In these games, they have an average scoring differential of -13.67 points.
Indiana is trying to bounce back from a 134-111 loss to the Nuggets. Going into this game, the team was 6 point underdogs on the spread, giving them an ATS loss. The game got away from Indiana in the 2nd half, as the Nuggets extended their 8 point halftime lead to grab a 23 point win. In the loss, Bennedict Mathurin led the team in scoring with 19 points on a field goal percentage of 50.0%.
The Suns come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 22-24. So far, the team has gone 22-22-2 against the spread. Looking back on Suns’ previous 3 games, they have a record of 1-2 while averaging 113 points per game. Over this stretch, their ATS mark is 2-1.
Phoenix is going for yet another win, as they previously defeated the Nets at home. With the 117-112 victory, they also covered the spread as 4 point underdogs. Phoenix went on to win the game, as they led by 14 heading into halftime. Leading the team in scoring was Mikal Bridges, as he contributed 28 points while hitting 47.4% of his shots.
Head To Head Recap & Stats
In their 2 wins over the Pacers, the Suns won by scores of 112-94 and 103-94. Last year, the Pacers saw a drop in overall scoring when playing the Suns, averaging 98.5 points per game. While the Pacers struggled on offense in the series, the Suns maintained their usual level of scoring at 112.5 vs Indiana. In terms of betting, Phoenix has an ATS record of 3-2 in the previous 5 matchups vs Indiana. This mark has come on an average scoring margin of +8 points per game in favor of the Suns. In these contests, they averaged a combined 222 points per game, leading to an over-under mark of 2-3.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game
The Indiana offense will take the floor in today’s game with the league’s 12th ranked offense at 115.2 points per game. The Pacers come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 14.0 made 3’s per game. One area that the Indiana offense will continue to rely on is their ability to get to the free-throw line. So far, they are the 12th ranked unit in made free-throw per game.
Against the Suns, the Pacers will need a stronger defensive effort as they are ranked just 26th in points allowed.
A key injury to note in this game is the absence of the Pacers 2nd leading scorer, Tyrese Haliburton. In his 40 games, Haliburton is averaging 20.2 points per game while dishing out 10.2 assists and grabbing 4.0 rebounds. In his absence, the team will be looking for even more production out of Buddy Hield, who leads the team and is 71st in the NBA at 17.4 points per contest. For the season, he has connected on 44.9% of his field goal attempts while taking 15.4% of the team’s shots from the floor.
For the season, the Suns offensive unit is ranked just 20th in scoring at 112.7 points per contest. The Suns come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 12.8 made 3’s per game. Despite shooting the ball well from outside, Phoenix has not done a good job taking care of the ball. So far, they are averaging 13.5 turnovers per game.
So far, the Suns have played well defensively, as they are ranked 9th in the league at 107.33 points per contest.
Without Devin Booker, Phoenix will need Mikal Bridges to step up and put together a strong scoring performance against the Indiana today. This season, Booker leads the team in scoring with 27.1 points per game. Bridges is the team’s 2nd leading scorer with 16.0 points per game, which places him 83.0th in the NBA. In his 46 games, he has hit 46.1% of his field goal attempts and is averaging 4.5 rebounds per game.
Pacers vs Suns Pick
- Free Spread Prediction: Suns -6.5
- Free Total Prediction: Under OFF
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