Don’t miss out on the NBA showdown between the Pacers and Suns. The game is starting at 8:00 ET on AZFa, and it’s hosted by the Suns at Footprint Center in Phoenix, AZ. Get ready to place your bets! This non-conference matchup has an over/under of 248 points, and the Suns are favored to win at home vs. the Pacers.
Today, the Pacers are 13-10 as the underdog this season and are currently getting 5 points against the Suns. As the underdog, they are 14-9 ATS, with an average scoring differential of -3.9 points per game.
Indiana’s O/U record for the season is 26-16, and their games have averaged a combined scoring total of 248.6 points. This is slightly higher than today’s line of 248.
In their most recent game, the Pacers lost to the Trail Blazers by a score of 118-115. The O/U line for that game was 237 points. Indiana was favored by 8.5 points going into the game, and they did not cover the spread.
Overall, the Pacers are 24-18 this season, which is good for 3rd place in the Central Division and 7th in the Eastern Conference. Against the West, they are 4-7 compared to 20-11 against the East.
Indiana’s road record for the season is 11-10, and they have gone 12-9 ATS on the road. On average, they have been outscored by -2.9 points per game on the road.
When looking at the Pacers’ performance against the Trail Blazers, it was below their season average of 125.4 points per game. In the game, the Pacers scored 115 points and had a field goal percentage of 42.9%. On the season, the Pacers have been one of the more efficient shooting teams in the NBA with a field goal percentage of 50%. Inside the arc, they are shooting 59% and are averaging 14.3 made three’s per game.
Coming into the game, the Pacers will be looking to improve their defense, as they are currently giving up 123.3 points per game (29th). In terms of two point field goal attempts, the Pacers defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 56.4% while allowing 37.9% from downtown.
In their last game, the Suns defeated the Pelicans by a score of 123-109. The combined scoring was 232 points, which was below the O/U line of 236.5.
Phoenix has won four straight games and is currently 8th in the Western Conference with a record of 23-18. In the Pacific Division, they are in 3rd place.
This season, the Suns have an average scoring differential of +1.7 points per game at home. On the road, their scoring differential is +1.9 PPG.
Phoenix is favored by 5 points in today’s game and has gone 10-19 ATS as the favorite this season. Their ATS record at home is 7-16, and they have failed to cover the spread in two straight games at home.
In Western Conference games, the Suns are 16-14 compared to 7-4 in non-conference play. This season, their O/U record is 22-19, and the under has hit in their last two games.
In their most recent game, the Suns scored 123 points versus the Pelicans. Overall, the Suns shot 49.5% from the field and connected on 15 three-pointers. On the offensive end, the Suns are 9th in the NBA with a 48% field goal percentage. In terms of three-point shooting, they are 10th in percentage and 22nd in threes made.
On defense, the Suns come into the game ranked 15th in the league in points allowed at 114.3 per game. Over their last three games, the team is allowing 114 points per contest (26th). For the season, Phoenix is ranked 21st in fewest fouls per game. Team’s are averaging 22.4 free-throws per game vs. the Suns and have an overall field goal percentage of 46.9%.
Last season, the Pacers and Suns did not face off head-to-head. When looking back over the last three times these two teams have played, the Suns have the leg up at 3-0. The Suns also had the edge vs. the spread in these games, at 2-1. These games averaged a combined total of 218 points per game leading to an over/under record of 0-3. As the host vs. the Pacers, the Suns have gone 3-0 vs the spread.
How to Bet Suns vs. Pacers in Arizona
For a pick on the point-spread in this Suns vs. Pacers matchup, our bet is to grab the Pacers at +5. Even though our projections have the Suns winning 118-117, we see the Pacers as the play on the point-spread. Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 248 and given that our model is projecting 235 points between the teams, we like the under.
- ArizonaSharp ATS Prediction: Pacers +5
- ArizonaSharp OU Predict: Under 248