The Phoenix Suns (23-24) earned a big victory against the Indiana Pacers (23-25) at the Footprint Center on Saturday night, 112-107. Phoenix was without their All-Star backcourt of Chris Paul and Devin Booker, as well as center Deandre Ayton. But the Suns still managed to pull off the victory, thanks to a 24-point, 10-rebound performance from Josh Okogie, 22 points from Mikal Bridges, and clutch plays from Ish Wainright in the final possessions.
The Pacers had a triple-double from T.J. McConnell (18 points, 12 assists, 10 rebounds), but it was not enough to overcome Phoenix. The Suns held on for the victory, despite shooting just 41.8% from the field, and now have won two straight games. Meanwhile, the Pacers have now lost seven straight and remain 0-5 on the road.
Phoenix Suns VS Indiana Pacers Spread
The Phoenix Suns open up as the 6.5-point favorites over the Indiana Pacers in the NBA betting lines, leaving them as the clear match favorites. In the last ten matchups in this series, the average points margin between these two sides was 15.6 points.
The Phoenix Suns have failed to cover the spread in four of their last five games at home. In their previous ten games, the Phoenix Suns went 4-6 ATS overall and 4-6 ATS in the last ten games at home.
On the other side of the field, the Indiana Pacers have failed to cover the spread in five of their last six games on the road. The visitors are 4-6 ATS from their ten most recent road trips, as well as 4-6 ATS in their last ten games overall.
Phoenix Suns VS Indiana Pacers Total
There was an average of 212 points scored in the previous ten clashes between the Phoenix Suns and the Indiana Pacers, according to Arizona sports betting sites.
The total has averaged 215.9 points in the Phoenix Suns’ ten most recent games, as well as 217.4 points in their last five at home. The total went over in one of the last five home games, leaving the Phoenix Suns 4-6 in the over/under market across their last ten matches.
On average, the Indiana Pacers have seen 235.1 points go on board during their past ten matches and 243.0 points in their last five contests on the road. The total score went over in half the previous 10 road games for the Indiana Pacers, who are 6-4 in the over/under market for their 10 most recent matches.
Phoenix Suns VS Indiana Pacers Betting trends
- Moneyline (ML): Indiana Pacers (+210) | Phoenix Suns (-250)
- Against the spread (ATS): Indiana Pacers +6.5 (-110) | Phoenix Suns -6.5 (-110)
Phoenix Suns Form
The Phoenix Suns ended a three-game losing skid last time out by beating the Brooklyn Nets 117-112. The victory improved their record from the past ten games to 2-8. They are also 1-4 in the last five at home.
The Phoenix Suns have scored 112.7 points per game this season, which is below average compared to the other NBA offenses. As for the defense, the hosts have only conceded 112.2 points on average for the season and 109.3 points per home game.
For this year, many expected the Phoenix Suns to be a playoff contender. But 45 games into the regular season, last season’s Conference semi-finalists are on the cusp of elimination. They hold the 10th and final spot for the Western Conference’s Play-In Tournament.
The Phoenix Suns have six injury concerns for the upcoming match in Chris Paul, Cameron Payne, Devin Booker, Cameron Johnson, Landry Shamet, and Josh Okogie.
Indiana Pacers Form
Form is not looking good for Indiana Pacers, who came up short in a 134-111 defeat against Denver Nuggets last week. Moreover, they have lost their last six road matches in a row. Their overall record for the last 10 games is 3-7.
The Indiana Pacers will bring a middle-of-the-park offense for their latest game on the road, having scored 115.2 points per game this season. Putting up a good defense has been no walk in the park for the Indiana Pacers this season, with the visitors allowing a poor 116.9 points per game.
Last year, the Indiana Pacers failed to qualify for the playoffs after a 25-57 regular season. They ended up 13th in the Eastern Conference and fourth in the Central Division. However, with a 23-24 record this season, they hold the Eastern Conference’s ninth seed, leaving them set for the Play-In Tournament.
The Indiana Pacers have three players injured for the upcoming match in Daniel Theis, Tyrese Haliburton, and Kendall Brown.
Phoenix Suns VS Indiana Pacers H2H history
The Phoenix Suns came away with a 69-84 win in their latest encounter with the Indiana Pacers. The two sides came away with five wins from their past ten meetings, meaning the upcoming matchup between the Phoenix Suns and the Indiana Pacers will be something of a tiebreaker in this series in terms of outright wins.
While the Phoenix Suns averaged 104.8 points, the Indiana Pacers performed an average of 107.2 points in their ten most recent head-to-head games.