Indiana Pacers vs Phoenix Suns NBA Picks, Odds, Predictions 1/9/21

Indiana Pacers vs Phoenix Suns NBA Picks, Odds, Predictions 1/9/21 Photo by Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports

Phoenix Suns (6-3) at Indiana Pacers (6-2)

NBA Basketball: Saturday, January 9, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Bankers Life Fieldhouse)

The Line: Indiana Pacers -2.5 -- Over/Under: 217 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Phoenix Suns and Indiana Pacers meet Saturday in NBA action at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

The Phoenix Suns look for a win after losing two of their last three games. The Phoenix Suns are averaging 109.8 points on 47.1 percent shooting and allowing 102.4 points on 45.9 percent shooting. Devin Booker is averaging 21.5 points and 4.6 assists while Mikal Bridges is averaging 14 points and 5.4 rebounds. Deandre Ayton is the third double-digit scorer and Chris Paul is dishing 8.3 assists. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 39.1 percent from beyond the arc and 83.7 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Suns are allowing 35 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.8 rebounds per game.

The Indiana Pacers look for a statement win to build on their 6-2 record. The Indiana Pacers are averaging 114.8 points on 49 percent shooting and allowing 108 points on 46.2 percent shooting. Malcolm Brogdon is averaging 23.6 points and 4.1 rebounds while Domantas Sabonis is averaging 20.8 points and 6.4 assists. Victor Oladipo is the third double-digit scorer and TJ Warren is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 36.4 percent from beyond the arc and 75.6 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Pacers are allowing 39.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41 rebounds per game.

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The Suns are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 road games and 16-5 ATS in their last 21 games overall. The Pacers are 4-11-1 ATS in their last 16 Saturday games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The under is 7-2 in Suns last 9 overall. The under is 4-1 in Pacers last 5 home games. The Suns are 1-6 ATS in the last 7 meetings.

The Indiana Pacers are a team we've been high on since the start of the season, and they have the rest advantage here. The Phoenix Suns are coming off a tough overtime loss and we could see some tired legs here. However, the Suns are probably still the better team here no matter how you slice it and you're going to be profitable just blindly getting the better team and the free points. Hard to turn down the Suns here.

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Randy’s Pick Phoenix Suns +2.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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