Indiana Pacers vs Phoenix Suns Predictions, NBA Picks, Betting Tips 8/6/2020
Game: Indiana Pacers vs Phoenix Suns
Date: Thursday, August 6, 2020
Location: Visa Athletic Center in Orlando, Florida
TV: Fox Sports Arizona
Odds/Point Spread: Indiana -3
Mikal Bridges and the Phoenix Suns (28-39, 4th in the Pacific Division) host the Indiana Pacers (41-26, 2nd in the Central Division) at Visa Athletic Center on Thursday. Phoenix opens this game as 3-point dogs. The total has been set at 228.5.
The Pacers cover the spread 56.9% of the time, having gone 37-28-3 ATS. Phoenix is covering 47.8% of the time, going 32-35-1 against the spread.
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
07/24/20 PF Domantas Sabonis Foot is out indefinitely
02/24/20 SG Jeremy Lamb ACL is out for season
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
08/04/20 C Aron Baynes Conditioning is questionable Thursday vs Indiana
08/04/20 PG Jalen Lecque Personal is questionable Thursday vs Indiana
06/28/20 SF Kelly Oubre Jr. Knee is out indefinitely
T.J. Warren averages 19.7 points per game in 32.8 minutes per contest. He averages 1.5 assists per contest and 4.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 54% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%. Malcolm Brogdon comes into this contest averaging 16.3 points per game while playing 30.8 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 7.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is at 89%.
Deandre Ayton averages 18.8 points per game and he sees the court an average of 33.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 11.7 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is 75%. Mikal Bridges averages 8.7 points per game while playing 27.6 minutes per contest. He grabs 4.0 rebounds per game and has 1.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is at 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pacers allow 107.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 8th and 6th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.8 rebounds a game which ranks 14th, and they give up 23.2 assists per contest which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the league. Indiana averages 109.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.3 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 2nd. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 13th in the league. They average 42.6 rebounds per game and 26.0 assists per contest, which ranks them 26th and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 27th with 12.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Suns surrender 113.9 points per contest, which ranks them 20th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 22nd and 22nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 9th with 23.6 assists allowed per contest, and 8th with 43.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Suns are 25th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.8 per game. Phoenix is 12th in the league with 112.9 points per game this year. They are 11th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is -1.1. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 16th in the NBA. They are 22nd in the league in rebounding with 43.1 boards per game and 1st in assists per contest with 27.1. The Suns are 12th in turnovers per game with 15.0.
The Pacers are 16th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.7, and their defensive rating of 108.4 is ranked 6th. In terms of pace they are 22nd in the league with 98.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 9th. As a team they are 13th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 30th in the league. Indiana is 26th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 24th in the league.
Phoenix is 12th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 12th in the league. The Suns are 17th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.7, and their defensive rating of 111.8 is ranked 19th. In terms of pace they are 9th in the league with 101.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 19th. As a team they are 10th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 21st in the league.
Who will win tonight's Pacers/Suns NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Indiana -3
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