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Suns vs Pacers NBA Pick & Preview
- Sport: NBA
- Teams: Phoenix Suns at Indiana Pacers
- Where: Indianapolis at Gainbridge Fieldhouse
- Date: Friday, February 10th
- Betting Odds IND -1, PHO -115 | IND -106 O/U OFF
The Suns come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 30-27. So far, the team has gone 29-26-2 against the spread. In the teams past 3 games, their overall mark sits at 2-1. Phoenix is 1-2 vs the spread in these matchups.
Not only did the Suns drop their last game to the Hawks. But they also picked up an ATS loss, as they fell by a score of 116-107 as 8 point underdogs. Phoenix was not able to turn things around in the 2nd half, as they trailed the Hawks by 9 going into halftime. Leading the team in scoring was Josh Okogie, as he contributed 25 points while hitting 52.9% of his shots.
So far, the Pacers have put together an overall record of 25-31, while going 30-25-1 vs the spread. The Pacers head into today’s action in the midst of a 2 game losing streak. Their average scoring differential in these defeats is -12.0.
Indiana will be gunning to get in the win column vs Phoenix, as they previously lost to the Heat by a score of 116-111. However, because they entered as 6 point underdogs, they came away with an ATS win. Indiana let an opportunity for a win slip away as they held a lead going into the 2nd half of action. Leading the team in scoring was Buddy Hield, as he contributed 29 points while hitting 55.6% of his shots.
Head To Head Recap & Stats
I Similar to their season-long average, the Suns averaged 112.5 points per game vs the Pacers. While the Suns were able to maintain their usual level of production against Indiana, the Pacers averaged fewer points per game in the series, at 98.5. The ATS record across the previous 5 head-to-head meetings is 3-2 in favor of the Suns. In these matchups, Phoenix has averaged 114 points per game, while allowing 108. Phoenix and Indiana averaged a combined 222 points per game in these games, leading to an over-under mark of 2-3.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game
Through 57 games, Phoenix is averaging 112.6 points per game (21st). The Suns come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 12.5 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 13.4 turnovers per game.
On the defensive end of the floor, the Suns are giving up an average of 107.33 points per game, good for 9th in the NBA.
Phoenix will be counting Deandre Ayton to put together a strong scoring performance vs the Indiana, as Kevin Durant has been ruled out for today’s game. So far, Durant leads the team in scoring at 29.7 points per game. Ayton is 2nd on the team at 18.5 points per contest, which sits 66.0th in the NBA. In his 48 games, he has hit 58.8% of his field goal attempts, and is grabbing 10.1 rebounds per game.
The Pacers come into today’s game as the 13th ranked scoring offense at 114.6 points per game. So far, Indiana is averaging 100.6 possessions per game, making them one of the more up-tempo teams in the league. Despite this up-tempo style of basketball, the unit is still a below average group in made fields goals per contest, averaging just 22nd made shots per game.
Currently, the Pacers defense is ranked 26th in points allowed. So far, opposing teams are averaging 114.94 points per game vs the unit.
On offense, Buddy Hield leads the Pacers in scoring at 17.6 points per game, placing him 72nd in the NBA. Overall, Hield has hit 45.4% of his shots while accounting for 15.3% of the team’s looks from the field. In today’s game, he will be working against a defensive unit that is 17th in points allowed to shooting guards. At 17.1 points per game, Bennedict Mathurin is the 2nd leading scorer for the Pacers. For the season, he is 197th in the league in player efficiency rating, while posting a field goal percentage of 42.4%.
Suns vs Pacers Pick
- Free Spread Prediction: Pacers -1
- Free Total Prediction: Under OFF