Indiana Pacers vs. Phoenix Suns - 11/18/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Phoenix Suns (3-9) at Indiana Pacers (6-6)
NBA Basketball: Friday, November 18, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Bankers Life Fieldhouse)
The Line: Indiana Pacers -7.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Phoenix Suns and Indiana Pacers square off in Friday night in NBA action at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
The Phoenix Suns could use a feel good victory after losing five of their last six games. The Phoenix Suns are averaging 108 points on 44.5 percent shooting and allowing 116 points on 46.2 percent shooting. Devin Booker is averaging 20.5 points and 2.7 assists while TJ Warren is averaging 19 points and 4.7 rebounds. Eric Bledsoe is the third double-digit scorer and Brandon Knight is dishing 3.2 assists. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 30.5 percent from beyond the arc and 75.3 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Suns are allowing 38.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.2 rebounds per game. The Phoenix Suns have lost four straight road games.
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The Indiana Pacers also look for a victory that would get them a game above a .500 record. The Indiana Pacers are averaging 106.2 points on 46.3 percent shooting and allowing 106.8 points on 45.1 percent shooting. Paul George is averaging 21 points and seven rebounds while Myles Turner is averaging 14.4 points and 7.1 rebounds. C.J. Miles is the third double-digit scorer and Jeff Teague is dishing 6.4 assists. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 77.3 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Pacers are allowing 34.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.2 rebounds per game. The Indiana Pacers have won six of their last seven home games.
The Suns are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 road games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Friday games. The Pacers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Friday games and 9-4 ATS in their last 13 home games. The Suns are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Indiana and 10-1 ATS in the last 11 meetings overall.
A win over the Cavs is the type of victory that could help get the Pacers back on track and lead to some consistent play. The Suns have the offense to hang around here, but they also don't play a lick of defense and are sure to get sliced and diced by Indiana here. I'll take the Pacers to win this game by double digits.