At 8:00 ET, the Pacers (+165) will travel to Phoenix to take on the Suns (-201) at Footprint Center. The Suns are currently favored by 5 points and have won four straight games. The Pacers are 7th in the Eastern Conference with a record of 24-18, while the Suns are 8th in the West at 23-18.

This non-conference matchup can be seen on AZFa.


The Pick: Indiana Pacers +5

This game will be played at Footprint Center at 8:00 ET on Sunday, January 21st.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 118-117 in favor of the Suns.
  • Our projections have Kevin Durant finishing with Kevin Durant points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Suns finishing with a field goal percentage of 48.2% and knocking down 15 threes.

Is A Road Victory Likely for Underdog Indiana?

Indiana’s ATS record for the season is 24-18, and they are 12-9 ATS at home and 12-9 ATS on the road. Today, they are 5-point underdogs and have gone 14-9 ATS as underdogs and 13-10 straight up.

So far, the Pacers have an O/U record of 26-16, and 30 of their games have had lower over/under lines than today’s (248). On average, their games have finished with 248.6 points.

The Pacers lost their most recent game to the Trail Blazers by a score of 118-115. The O/U line for that game was 237 points, and Indiana was favored by 8.5 points going into the game.

This season, the Pacers have an average scoring differential of -2.9 points per game on the road. Their road record is 11-10, which is 16th in the NBA. At home, they are 13-8 and have won two straight games.

Indiana is currently 7th in the Eastern Conference with a record of 24-18. Against the West, they are 4-7 and 20-11 against the East. In the Central Division, they are 3rd.

Offensively, the Pacers are the top scoring team in the NBA at 125.4 points per game. They have been especially potent on the road, averaging 123.1 points per game away from home.

Indiana has been one of the most efficient shooting teams in the league, ranking first in field goal percentage at 50%. They have also been effective inside the arc, leading the NBA in two-point field goal percentage at 59%.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Pacers are hitting 38% of their attempts, which is 4th in the NBA. Overall, they are 6th in three-pointers made per game.

Coming into the game, the Pacers’ defense is giving up an average of 123.3 points per game. So far, they have given up more points than the NBA league average in 73.8% of their games. So far this season, the Pacers’ defense has struggled with fouls, averaging 1st in fouls per contest. On average, opponents are getting to the line 27.7 times per game vs. Indiana.

Do the Suns Have What it Takes to Win as Home Favorites?

The Suns have won four straight games and are currently 23-18 on the season, which is good for 8th place in the Western Conference. In the Pacific Division, they are in 3rd place.

Phoenix’s ATS record for the season is 15-26, including a 7-16 mark at home. They have failed to cover the spread in their last two games at home and are favored by 5 points today.

On average, the Suns’ games have finished with 230.4 points per game, which is significantly lower than today’s O/U line of 248. Their last two games have gone under the posted total.

In their last game, the Suns defeated the Pelicans by a score of 123-109. They were 2.5-point underdogs going into the game and easily covered the spread. The O/U line for that game was 236.5.

So far this season, the Suns have been favored in 29 of their 41 games. In those games, they have a record of 19-10 and are 10-19 ATS. As the favorite, they have a scoring margin of +4.7 PPG.

Against Western Conference teams, the Suns are 16-14 and they are 7-4 in non-conference games. Their games vs. other Western Conference teams have an average O/U line of 230.2 points.

This season, the Suns’ offense is averaging 116.1 points per game, which is 13th in the NBA. At home, Phoenix is scoring 117.0 points per game.

So far, the Suns have outscored the NBA scoring average in 51.2% of their games. In terms of pace, Phoenix is 24th in the league at 97.8 possessions per game.

When it comes to field goal percentage, the Suns are 9th in the NBA at 48%. They have also been efficient from beyond the arc, hitting 37% of their three-point attempts.

Coming into today’s game, the Suns’ defense is giving up an average of 114.3 points per contest. Opponents are hitting 53.6% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 36.9% of their three-point attempts.