Indiana Pacers vs. Phoenix Suns - 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 -9.5 -- Over/Under: 204 See the Latest Odds
The Indiana Pacers play host to the Phoenix Suns tonight at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
The Pacers have won three of their last five but they missed out on a chance to make it three straight wins as they lost to the Rockets by 107-103 in overtime on Sunday. Paul George led the team with 20 points and a season-high seven steals, Ian Mahinmi and George Hill added 13 points each while Monta Ellis had 11 points and 13 assists, but it still wasn't enough as the Rockets rallied from a 12-point deficit midway through the fourth quarter to force overtime and steal the game. With the loss, Indiana falls to 21-16 on the season and 9-11 on the road where they've split their last four games.
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Meanwhile, the Suns have lost 10 of their last 11 games and are coming off a 103-95 loss to the Heat despite 26 points from Brandon Knight. Devin Booker added 16 points while Mirza Teletovic had 13 but no other Suns played finished in double figures and that lack of depth once again hurt them and will continue to hurt them as Eric Bledsoe is out for the remainder of the season. Phoenix is now 13-26 on the season overall and 9-11 at home.
In ATS trends, the Suns are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games overall and 1-6 ATS in their last seven road games, while the Pacers are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games against a team with a losing record and 4-12 ATS in their last 16 games against the Western Conference.
Head to head, the Suns are 9-0 ATS in the last nine meetings overall and 5-0 ATS in the last five meetings in Indiana.
The Suns have dominated the Pacers ATS over the last couple of seasons, but they've been in a world of hurt this season and shouldn't have enough to hang with the Pacers who are coming off a tough overtime loss. Take Indiana to take care of business and win by double digits at home.