The Phoenix Suns (30-27) take to the road to face the Indiana Pacers (25-31) on Friday at the Gainbridge Fieldhouse. The Phoenix Suns enter the game with the sixth seed in the Western Conference, while the Indiana Pacers are 12th in the Eastern Conference. Prior to becoming stuck in a rut, the Indiana Pacers should be strongly motivated to take a victory before their losses become consecutive. After dropping two in a row, they are determined to turn the tide against the Phoenix Suns.
Indiana Pacers VS Phoenix Suns Betting expert picks
Indiana Pacers VS Phoenix Suns Moneyline
Bet on the Phoenix Suns to win (1.87) on the moneyline.
The Indiana Pacers enter their latest game as the home underdog, but only just. A home win pays out at odds of -105 on the moneyline. The hosts lost the last game in this series, slipping to a 112-107 defeat at Footprint Center on January 2023. They are currently on a 5-5 run across their last ten games. The Phoenix Suns enter as the road favorite, with moneyline odds of -115. The visitors are on a 7-3 run at the moment, while their record for the past 10 games in this series is 6-4.
Siding with a Phoenix Suns win on the moneyline looks worth a punt. They may be on the road, but their 7-3 record gives them an advantage over the Indiana Pacers, who have lost eight out of ten matches recently.
Indiana Pacers VS Phoenix Suns Spread
Take the Phoenix Suns -1.0 (1.91) as they are the best bet at AZ sports betting sites.
The Phoenix Suns open as the 1-point road favorites over the Indiana Pacers. Given how closely the oddsmakers have placed the spread, we could be in for a real even-stevens encounter here. The visitors won three of their last four visits to the Gainbridge Fieldhouse by an average 13.7-point differential.
The Indiana Pacers have gone 18-11 ATS at Gainbridge Fieldhouse. Their overall record for the season is 30-26 ATS. The hosts are 6-4 ATS from their past ten games at home, going 4-6 ATS in their last ten games overall.
The Phoenix Suns have failed to cover the spread in their last two road games. Their away record is 14-15 ATS this season. The visitors are 6-4 ATS from their ten most recent road trips, as well as 6-4 ATS in their last ten games overall.
Indiana Pacers VS Phoenix Suns Total
Take Total Under 230.5 (1.91)
Recently, the Indiana Pacers and the Phoenix Suns have had a string of low-scoring games. Neither team has managed to put up a lot of points. In fact, over the past ten meetings, the two teams have averaged just 212.2 points.
The Indiana Pacers are 14-15 O/U at the Gainbridge Fieldhouse this season. The score finished under the total in four of their last five home games. The total went under in four of the last five home games. The Indiana Pacers are 4-6 O/U across their last ten games overall.
The Phoenix Suns have gone 15-13 O/U against the total away from home. Their record for the season is 26-29 O/U. Exactly half of the previous 10 road games went over, leaving the Phoenix Suns 4-5 O/U in their last 10 home and away contests combined.
Indiana Pacers VS Phoenix Suns Betting trends
- Moneyline (ML): Phoenix Suns (-115) | Indiana Pacers (-105)
- Against the spread (ATS): Phoenix Suns -1.0 (-110) | Indiana Pacers +1.0 (-110)
Indiana Pacers Form
Form is bad, no matter how you look at it. The Indiana Pacers have dropped eight of their past 10 games, with their last match ending in a 116-111 defeat against the Miami Heat. They are 25-31 for the season and 17-12 at home.
Heading into Friday’s match, the Indiana Pacers have been nothing special in their offensive production, clocking in at an average of 114.6 points per contest. The home team has one of the worst defensive records in the entire league. The defense has allowed an average 116.9 points in 56 games, leaving much to be desired.
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. Their chances of reaching postseason play this season don’t look good either, with the home side 25-31 so far.
The Indiana Pacers have no reported injury concerns ahead of their latest matchup.
Phoenix Suns Form
The Phoenix Suns are hopeful of a quick return to winning ways. They may be coming off a 116-107 defeat to the Atlanta Hawks, but form has been decent of late. Their record for the last 10 games stands at 7-3.
The Phoenix Suns average 112.6 points per contest, putting them near the middle of the pack among NBA teams for most points. The visitor’s defense has been relentless. They have one of the most formidable defenses in the nation, only allowing 111.4 points per game this season and 110.8 points in their last five matches.
The Phoenix Suns are living up to their role as a genuine postseason contender. Last year, they made it to the Western Conference semi-finals. They have a 30-27 record for the current regular season, placing them third in the Pacific Division and sixth in the Western Conference after 57 games.
Kevin Durant, Cameron Payne, Devin Booker, and Landry Shamet are all set to miss the latest Phoenix Suns game.
Indiana Pacers VS Phoenix Suns H2H history
The Phoenix Suns downed the Indiana Pacers 112-107 in their previous matchup. The encounter took place at the Footprint Center in January 2023. The Phoenix Suns boast a 6-4 record against the Indiana Pacers from their past ten contests, winning three out of four times on the road.
In their last ten head-to-head games, the Indiana Pacers managed 106.3 points on average per game, while the Phoenix Suns put 105.9 points on board.