Indiana Pacers vs. Phoenix Suns - 1/30/14
Phoenix Suns (26-18) at Indiana Pacers (35-9)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 7:00 pm (Bankers Life Fieldhouse)
The Line: Indiana Pacers -8.5 -- Over/Under: 198.5 See the Latest Odds
The Indiana Pacers will be looking for revenge tonight when they welcome the Phoenix Suns to town.
The Pacers have won seven of their last nine and are coming off a comfortable104-92 win over the lowly Lakers. Paul George had a terrible shooting night of just four of 21 from the field, but the Pacers had plenty of other contributors like David West who scored a team-high 19 points and Lance Stephenson who had 15 points, 14 rebounds and six assists. The win elevates the Pacers to 35-9 overall and 14-8 on the road where they've lost two of their last four.
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Meanwhile, the Suns have won five of their last six and will be going for a fourth straight win after making light work of the lowly Bucks last night. Marcus Morris scored 16 points off the bench while Gerald Green added 23, but once again it was Goran Dragic leading with scoring with 30 points on nine of 13 shooting before he fell hard and hurt his elbow which forced him to leave the game. X-rays were negative but his status for tonight's game against the Pacers is uncertain.
In ATS trends, the Suns are 4-0 ATS in their last four road games and 5-1 ATS in their last six games overall, while the Pacers are 4-0 ATS in their last four games following a win of more than 10 points and 24-7 ATS in their last 31 home games.
Head to head, the Suns are a dominant 6-0 ATS in the last six meetings overall and 4-1 ATS in the last five in Indiana.
If Dragic was to sit out tonights game, I can't see anything but a big win for the Pacers who have been the best team in the league at home where they've lost just once so far.