Suns at Pacers - 1/12/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Phoenix Suns (13-26) at Indiana Pacers (21-16)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Bankers Life Fieldhouse)
The Line: Indiana Pacers -10 -- Over/Under: 204 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSAZ, FSMW
The Phoenix Suns and Indiana Pacers square off Tuesday night at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
The Phoenix Suns are desperate for a win after losing 10 of their last 11 games. The Phoenix Suns are averaging 102.6 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 106.1 points on 47.5 percent shooting. Brandon Knight is averaging 19.7 points and 5.3 assists while T.J. Warren is averaging 11.3 points and 3.4 rebounds. Markieff Morris is grabbing 4.5 rebounds and Mirza Teletovic is dishing 1.1 assists. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 37.7 percent from beyond the arc and 75.1 percent from the free throw line. The Suns are allowing 37.8 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 15.5 turnovers per game. The Phoenix Suns have lost seven straight road games. Ronnie Price is questionable with a toe injury.
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The Indiana Pacers look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Indiana Pacers are averaging 101.9 points on 44.3 percent shooting and allowing 98.3 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Paul George is averaging 24.2 points and 7.6 rebounds while C.J. Miles is averaging 13.7 points and 1.1 assists. Monta Ellis is dishing five assists and George Hill is grabbing is grabbing four rebounds. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 35.9 percent from beyond the arc and 75.3 percent from the free throw line. The Pacers are allowing 32.4 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 16 turnovers per game. The Indiana Pacers have won six of their last eight home games.
The Suns are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 3 or more days rest and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 road games. The Pacers are 4-12 ATS in their last 16 vs. Western Conference and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest. The Suns are 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Indiana and 9-0 ATS in the last 9 meetings overall.
I don't like big chalk in NBA games, but the Suns are downright garbage and should be focusing on getting a high lottery pick at this point in the season. The Pacers play their best ball at home and should be able to win this one by double digits. Phoenix just doesn't look good, especially on the road.