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2021 NBA Handicapping
(17-29) Indiana Pacers vs. Phoenix Suns (35-9)
Date: Saturday, January 22nd
Time: 9:00 PM EST
Venue: Footprint Center, Phoenix, Arizona
NBA Moneyline Odds: Pacers +600 | Suns -690 (Bet Now!)
NBA Betting Odds: Suns -12
NBA Betting Total: 217.5
Saturday, January 22nd, finds the Indiana Pacers playing the Phoenix Suns for the second and final time this season. Phoenix won the initial meeting 112-94 on January 14th.
Both squads last played on Thursday when the severely shorthanded Pacers shocked the Warriors pushing them to overtime and collecting the 121-117 victory while the Suns took advantage of a Mavericks team playing on consecutive nights winning 109-101.
Last season, the squads met twice with each winning on the road. The Suns hold the all-time record having bested the Pacers in 51 of their 94 matches.
With the Warriors at home hosting the Pacers and Indiana missing Domantas Sabonis, Malcolm Brogdon, Caris LeVert, Myles Turner, and several others the easy pick was Golden State.
But punctuating the fact no team can be overlooked, Rick Carlisle got his squad to play with energy and aggression resulting in a big win over the Dubs.
As I predicted the Mavericks ran out of gas late in the match versus the Suns after playing in a highly physical match against the Raptors the night prior. The most obvious sign of fatigue was the Mavs not having their legs late as their shots repeatedly came up short.
Doncic even admitted the team ran out of steam in the final frame.
Chris Paul produced a double-double of 20 points and 11 assists while Devon Booker led the Suns scoring with 28 points adding five rebounds and six assists but struggled from deep (1 of 8).
Jae Crowder scored 15 points while Mikal Bridges and Cameron Payne each chipped in 12 points as the other double-figure scorers. A night after the Raptors feasted on the offensive boards (16 to 10) the Mavericks won the offensive glass doubling up on Phoenix 10 to 5.
Phoenix won several key categories registering an advantage of 13 to 1 in steals, scoring 31 points off 19 Dallas turnovers. The Suns also won the fast break scoring 20 to 6 and scoring in the paint (48 to 42).
Deandre Ayton who returned from missing six games due to protocols played in four games then hurt his ankle causing him to miss the contest in Dallas and is out again Saturday while Abdel Nader (conditioning) is questionable.
Frank Kaminsky (knee) and Dario Saric (knee) are out indefinitely.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Pacers are 7-3 in the last 10 head to head
- The Pacers are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 meetings
- Over Under is 4-6 in the teams last 10 head to head matchups
- The Suns are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
- The Pacers are 3-10 SU in their last 13 games.
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Phoenix’s last 5 games.
- The total has gone OVER in 12 of Indiana’s last 18 games played in January.
Free Indiana Pacers vs. Phoenix Suns NBA Prediction:
Can lightning strike twice (actually three times if you also count the win versus the Lakers) for the shorthanded Cavs? I wouldn’t bank on it because the one team that never takes a lower-tier squad for granted is the Suns.
The bigger question is whether the Suns will build an early double-digit lead and then the reserves can’t maintain a double-digit lead but this is the third game in four nights for the Pacers and it’s on the road. So a huge spread but I’m buoyed by Devin Booker’s play of late.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Suns -12
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