Indiana Pacers at Phoenix Suns NBA Picks & Predictions 1/14/2018
Sunday, January 14, 2018
Talking Stick Resort Arena
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The Indiana Pacers travel to Talking Stick Resort Arena to play the Phoenix Suns on Sunday, January 14, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Indiana as 4.5 point favorites.
The Pacers head into this matchup with a mark of 22-20. They are 4th in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.5 as they are averaging 107.0 points per contest while giving up 106.5 per game. The Suns have an overall mark of 16-27. They currently are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 105.5 points per contest and giving up 112.1, which is a point differential of -6.6.
Valuable Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 23-19-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 18-23-1 against the over/under
Important Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 20-21-2 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 21-22-0 against the over/under
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
09/29/17 G Glenn Robinson III Ankle is out indefinitely
01/12/18 F Myles Turner Elbow is "?" Sunday vs Phoenix
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
10/14/17 PG Brandon Knight Knee is out for season
01/13/18 F Josh Jackson Hip is "?" Sunday vs Indiana
01/13/18 F Marquese Chriss Hip is "?" Sunday vs Indiana
01/13/18 G Isaiah Canaan Groin is "?" Sunday vs Indiana
Victor Oladipo averages 24.4 points per game in 34.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4 assists per contest and 5.2 rebounds per game for Indiana. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%. Bojan Bogdanovic comes into this contest averaging 13.6 points per game while playing 31 minutes per night so far this season for the Pacers. He pulls down 3.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%.
T.J. Warren averages 19.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.5 rebounds per contest and 1.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 77%. Mike James averages 10.4 points per game while playing 20.9 minutes per contest this year for the Suns. He grabs 2.8 rebounds per game and has 3.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage currently is at 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pacers allow 106.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 19th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 23rd and 16th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.5 rebounds a game which ranks 12th, and they give up 23.7 assists per contest which puts them in 20th place in the league. They force 15 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the league. Indiana averages 107 points per contest this season, which ranks them 8th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.55 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 4th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 2nd in the league. They average 41.9 rebounds per game and 22.5 assists per game, which ranks them 20th and 16th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 25th with 13.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Suns surrender 112.1 points per contest, which ranks them 30th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 19th and 12th in those defensive statistics. They rank 12th with 22.3 assists allowed per contest, and 26th with 45.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Suns are 4th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.7 per game this season. Phoenix is 15th in the league with 105.5 points per game this year. They are 26th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -6.67. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 29th in the NBA. They are 6th in the league in rebounding with 44.9 boards per game and 26th in assists per contest with 20.9. The Suns are 5th in turnovers per game with 15.9.
The Pacers are 8th in the league in defensive rating with 109.5, and their offensive rating of 110 is ranked 9th. They are 16th in the NBA in pace with 96.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 7th. As a unit they are 7th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 27th in the NBA. Indiana is 24th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 6th in the NBA.
Phoenix is 9th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 15th in the NBA. The Suns are 27th in the league in defensive rating with 111.6, and their offensive rating of 104.9 is ranked 2nd. They are 3rd in the NBA in pace with 100.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 29th. As a unit they are 26th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 21st in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Pacers/Suns NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Phoenix +4.5
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