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Indiana Pacers vs. Phoenix Suns - 1/15/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Phoenix Suns at Indiana Pacers
Date & Time Tuesday January 15, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Indianapolis, Indiana
The Line
The Line: Indiana Pacers -12 -- Over/Under:
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The Phoenix Suns and Indiana Pacers meet Tuesday in NBA action at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

The Phoenix Suns could use a victory after losing seven of their last nine games. The Phoenix Suns are averaging 106.1 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 114.2 points on 48.1 percent shooting. Devin Booker is averaging 24.8 points and 6.9 assists while TJ Warren is averaging 18.5 points and 4.1 rebounds. Deandre Ayton is the third double-digit scorer and Kelly Oubre Jr. is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 34 percent from beyond the arc and 78.7 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Suns are allowing 36 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.4 rebounds per game. The Phoenix Suns have split their last six road games.

The Indiana Pacers look to stay hot after winning eight of their last 10 games. The Indiana Pacers are averaging 108.4 points on 48.2 percent shooting and allowing 103.1 points on 44.5 percent shooting. Victor Oladipo is averaging 19.8 points and 5.2 assists while Bojan Bogdanovic is averaging 16.2 points and four rebounds. Domantas Sabonis is the third double-digit scorer and Myles Turner is grabbing 7.1 rebounds. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 37.1 percent from beyond the arc and 74.4 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Pacers are allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.5 rebounds per game. The Indiana Pacers have won eight of their last nine home games.

The Suns are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 road games, 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 2 days rest and 11-5 ATS in their last 16 games overall. The Pacers are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 vs. NBA Pacific, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Tuesday games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Suns are 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Indiana and 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings. The over is 8-0 in Pacers last 8 overall. The under is 4-1 in Suns last 5 overall.

The Phoenix Suns are expected to have Booker in this contest, which makes them a much more attractive betting option. The Indiana Pacers are winning at an impressive clip, but they're also allowing an average of 118.6 points on 51.6 percent shooting in their last five games. The Suns may lose games and get blown out a lot, but they can score the basketball, so the lack of defense from the Pacers all of a sudden is pause for concern. Also, the Indiana Pacers are 1-4 ATS this season as a double-digit favorite. If forced to pick this game, I want the points and the Phoenix Suns.

Phoenix Suns +12

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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