The Phoenix Suns (26-18) travel to face off against the Indiana Pacers (25-20) on Friday, January 26th. This game will be played at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis and televised on BSIN. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 7:00 ET.
Suns vs Pacers
The Suns Are Coming Off A Win
The Suns notched a win against the Mavericks in their most recent game, concluding with a score of 132-109. Turning the tide, the Suns picked up the win, overcoming a halftime deficit of 58-57.
With a 26-18 record, the Suns are 5th in the Western Conference and 2nd in the Pacific division. As they prepare for today’s game, the Suns are on a seven game winning streak.
Phoenix’s ATS record is currently below .500 at 16-27 for the season. This season, Phoenix has a 11-20 record against the spread when they are favored, and they are 5-7 when playing as underdogs.
The Pacers Are Coming Off A Win
The Pacers clinched a 134-122 win over the 76ers in their previous game. The Pacers entered the game as the underdogs by +4, resulting in both a straight-up and ATS win. The over/under line for this matchup was set at 239 points, and the teams managed to exceed that total.
Across their last ten games, the Pacers are 5-5 and have an overall record of 25-20. When playing away from home, the Pacers are 11-11 compared to their home record of 14-9.
Indiana comes in with an overall ATS record of 25-18 so far this season. As the favorite this season, Indiana is 10-9 vs. the spread while going 15-9 as the underdog.
Suns Offense Breakdown
The Suns come into today’s game as the 13th ranked scoring offense at 116.5 points per game.
When it comes to scoring, the Suns are 13th in the league at 116.5 points per game. On the road, they are averaging 115.9 points per game this season.
Phoenix is 7th in the NBA in field goal percentage at 48%. In terms of pace, they are 23rd in the league at 97.7 possessions per game.
So far, the Suns have outscored the NBA scoring average in 52.3% of their games. When it comes to two-point shooting, Phoenix is 9th in the league at 55%.
Pacers Offense Breakdown
The Indiana offense will take the floor in today’s game with the league’s 1st ranked offense at 124.8 points per game.
When it comes to scoring, the Pacers are the top team in the league, averaging 124.8 points per game. At home, they are scoring 127.0 points per game.
Indiana’s offense is also the most efficient in the NBA, shooting 50% from the field. They are also one of the top three-point shooting teams, making an average of 14 threes per game.
So far, the Pacers have outscored the NBA scoring average in 71.1% of their games. In terms of pace, Indiana is 2nd in the league at 102.1 possessions per game.
Suns Team Defense
Coming into the game, the Suns defense has held opposing team’s to fewer points than the league average in 36.4% of their games. Currently, they are 15th in the NBA at 114.0 points per game allowed. Opponents are hitting 53.4% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 37.2% of their three-point attempts.
Pacers Team Defense
On defense, the Pacers come into the game ranked 29th in the league in points allowed at 122.9 per game. Over their last three games, the team is allowing 117.7 points per contest (13th). When it comes to forced turnovers, the Pacers are forcing 13.1 per game, which is 16th in the league. They also come into the game sitting 5th in blocked shots at 6 per game.
Key Players For The Suns And Pacers
Our game forecasts for today suggest that Devin Booker is set to be the main scorer for the Suns, recording 27 points and shooting 10/19 from the field. This season, he is averaging 27.2 points per game along with 4.9 boards.
On the other side, Pascal Siakam is our projected leading scorer for the Pacers. We have him ending the game with a team-high 21 and grabbing 7 rebounds. This season, he has put together a field goal percentage of 52.4%, and he is contributing 21.9 points per game on average.
Suns vs Pacers Trends
- Through their last ten road contests, the Suns offense has averaged 116 points per game while allowing an average of 114. Phoenix posted an overall record of 5-5 while going 4-6 ATS.
- When looking at their past five home matchups, Indiana has an ATS record of 2-2-1 while averaging 113 per game. The team went 1-4 overall in these games.
- Going back to their previous ten games as the underdog, Indiana has an ATS mark of 6-2-2 while going 5-5 straight up.
- Spanning across their last ten games as the betting favorite, the Suns have gone 4-5-1 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 9-1.
Suns vs Pacers Prediction
For a pick on the point-spread in this Suns vs. Pacers matchup, our bet is to grab the Pacers at +4.5. Even though our projections have the Suns winning 117-115, we see the Pacers as the play on the point-spread.
As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 243 and our model has the Suns and Pacers finishing with a combined 232 points. Our pick is to take the under.
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