Phoenix Suns at Indiana Pacers NBA Picks & Predictions 1/15/2019
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
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The Phoenix Suns travel to Bankers Life Fieldhouse to play the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday, January 15, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Indiana as 6.5 point favorites.
The Suns have a record of 11-33. They are 5th in the Pacific Division. They have a point differential of -8.1 as they average 106.1 points per game while giving up 114.3 per contest. The Pacers have an overall record of 28-14 this season. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They average 108.4 points per game and surrender 103.1, good for a point differential of 5.3.
Valuable Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 20-24-0 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 19-25-0 against the over/under
Important Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 21-20-1 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 19-23-0 against the over/under
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
01/13/19 G Devin Booker Back is questionable Tuesday vs Indiana
01/13/19 G Jamal Crawford Personal is questionable Tuesday vs Indiana
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
01/13/19 F Myles Turner Shoulder is upgraded to probable Tuesday vs Phoenix
T.J. Warren comes into this contest averaging 18.5 points per game while playing 31.6 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 81%. Deandre Ayton averages 16.6 points per game in 31.0 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.1 assists per contest and 10.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 60% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Victor Oladipo averages 19.8 points per game while playing 32.5 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.8 rebounds per game and has 5.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 73%. Bojan Bogdanovic averages 16.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.0 rebounds per contest and 1.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
Phoenix averages 106.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -8.1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 15th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 26th in the league. They average 40.4 rebounds per game and 24.1 assists per game, which ranks them 29th and 17th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 2nd with 15.5 per game. The Suns allow 114.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 29th and 19th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.7 rebounds a game which ranks 21st and they give up 25.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 25th place in the league. They force 15.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Indiana is 21st in the league with 108.4 points per game this year. They are 2nd in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 5.3. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 5th in the NBA. They are 23rd in the league in rebounding with 43.5 boards per game, and 7th in assists per contest with 25.8. The Pacers are 13th in turnovers per game with 14.1. The Pacers surrender 103.1 points per contest, which ranks them 2nd in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 5th and 20th in those defensive statistics. They rank 11th with 23.7 assists allowed per contest and 2nd with 42.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pacers are 26th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.6 per game.
The Suns are 28th in the league in defensive rating with 113.5, and their offensive rating of 105.4 is ranked 27th. They are 17th in the NBA in pace with 99.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 20th. As a unit they are 20th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 19th in the NBA. Phoenix is 2nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 4th in the NBA.
Indiana is 9th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 20th in the NBA. The Pacers are 15th in the league in defensive rating with 105.2, and their offensive rating of 110.6 is ranked 3rd. They are 25th in the NBA in pace with 97.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 6th. As a unit they are 10th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 28th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Suns/Pacers NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Indiana -6.5
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