Phoenix Suns at Indiana Pacers NBA Picks & Predictions 1/24/2018
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
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The Phoenix Suns travel to Bankers Life Fieldhouse to play the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday, January 24, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Indiana as 7.5 point favorites.
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The Suns head into this matchup with a mark of 17-30. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -6.7 as they are averaging 105.4 points per contest while giving up 112.1 per game. The Pacers have an overall record of 25-22. They currently are 2nd in the Central Division. They are averaging 106.2 points per game and surrendering 105.3, good for a point differential of 0.9.
Valuable Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 23-22-2 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 22-25-0 against the over/under
Important Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 26-21-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 18-28-1 against the over/under
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
10/14/17 PG Brandon Knight Knee is out for season
01/22/18 F Marquese Chriss Hip is "?" Wednesday vs Indiana
01/22/18 C Tyson Chandler Fatigue is "?" Wednesday vs Indiana
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
09/29/17 G Glenn Robinson III Ankle is out indefinitely
01/15/18 F Myles Turner Elbow is out indefinitely
Devin Booker averages 25 points per game in 34.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.7 assists per contest and 4.5 rebounds per game for Phoenix. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 89%. T.J. Warren comes into this contest averaging 19.9 points per game while playing 32.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Suns. He pulls down 5.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is currently at 76%.
Bojan Bogdanovic averages 13.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.2 rebounds per contest and 1.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 84%. Victor Oladipo averages 24.2 points per game while playing 34.1 minutes per contest this year for the Pacers. He grabs 5.2 rebounds per game and has 3.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage currently is at 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Suns allow 112.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 30th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 22nd and 20th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.8 rebounds a game which ranks 25th, and they give up 22.2 assists per contest which puts them in 11th place in the league. They force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the league. Phoenix averages 105.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 15th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -6.66 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 26th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 29th in the league. They average 44.5 rebounds per game and 21.2 assists per game, which ranks them 8th and 25th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 3rd with 15.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pacers surrender 105.3 points per contest, which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 21st and 9th in those defensive statistics. They rank 19th with 23.3 assists allowed per contest, and 16th with 42.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pacers are 17th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15 per game this season. Indiana is 11th in the league with 106.2 points per game this year. They are 4th in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 0.89. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 5th in the NBA. They are 19th in the league in rebounding with 42.1 boards per game and 19th in assists per contest with 22.1. The Pacers are 27th in turnovers per game with 13.4.
The Suns are 26th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.5, and their defensive rating of 112.1 is ranked 2nd. In terms of pace they are 4th in the league with 99.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 29th. As a team they are 26th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 20th in the league. Phoenix is 9th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 14th in the league.
Indiana is 26th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 10th in the NBA. The Pacers are 7th in the league in defensive rating with 108.7, and their offensive rating of 109.7 is ranked 15th. They are 18th in the NBA in pace with 96.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 7th. As a unit they are 9th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 27th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Suns/Pacers NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Indiana -7.5
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