Phoenix Suns (31-9) vs. Indiana Pacers (15-27)
January 14, 2022 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Indiana Pacers +7; Over/Under: -215.5
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The Phoenix Suns and Indiana Pacers meet Friday in NBA action at the Gainbridge Fieldhouse. The Phoenix Suns look for a win after winning 10 of their last 14 games. The Indiana Pacers need a win after losing eight of their last nine games.
The Phoenix Suns are averaging 111.8 points on 47.3 percent shooting and allowing 104.8 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Devin Booker is averaging 23.4 points and 5.4 rebounds, while Deandre Ayton is averaging 16.8 points and 10.9 rebounds. Chris Paul is the third double-digit scorer and Mikal Bridges is grabbing 3.9 rebounds. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 36.9 percent from beyond the arc and 80.3 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Suns are allowing 32.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.8 rebounds per game.
The Indiana Pacers are averaging 107.7 points on 45.7 percent shooting and allowing 108.1 points on 46.4 percent shooting. Domantas Sabonis is averaging 19 points and 4.7 assists, while Malcolm Brogdon is averaging 18.5 points and 5.2 rebounds. Caris LeVert is the third double-digit scorer and Chris Duarte is grabbing 4 rebounds. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 32.3 percent from beyond the arc and 77.4 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Pacers are allowing 35.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.4 rebounds per game.
The Suns are 16-5 ATS in their last 21 Friday games and 4-11 ATS in their last 15 games playing on 2 days rest. The Pacers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Friday games and 7-3-1 ATS in their last 11 home games. The under is 6-2-1 in Suns last 9 road games. The over is 12-4 in Pacers last 16 home games. The Suns are 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Indiana and 2-7 ATS in the last 9 meetings.
The Phoenix Suns have been tough to bet against most nights, but they’re still banged up a bit, and they’re not covering numbers at the rate they have in the past. The Indiana Pacers are awful in terms of winning, but 13-9-1 against the spread at home, and they only lose in the underdog role by an average of 1.8 points. The Suns should win, and this thing could be an ugly watch, but give me the Pacers and the points.