Pacers vs Suns predictions 1/22/2020 NBA Picks & Betting Tips
Game: Indiana Pacers vs Phoenix Suns
Date: Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Location: Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, AZ
TV: Fox Sports Arizona
Odds/Point Spread: Indiana -1
Malcolm Brogdon and the Indiana Pacers (28-16, 2nd in the Central Division) travel to Talking Stick Resort Arena on Wednesday where they'll meet the Phoenix Suns (18-25, 3rd in the Pacific Division). The odds on this matchup have Indiana as 1 point favorites. The total has been set at 222.
The Pacers cover 55.8% of the time, having gone 24-19-1 ATS. Phoenix is covering 52.4% of the time, going 22-20-1 against the spread.
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
10/19/19 SG Victor Oladipo Knee is out indefinitely
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
01/20/20 C Aron Baynes Hip is questionable Wednesday vs Indiana
01/20/20 PF Cameron Johnson Quad is questionable Wednesday vs Indiana
01/04/20 PF Frank Kaminsky Knee is out indefinitely
Domantas Sabonis averages 17.8 points per contest in 34.1 minutes per game this year. He averages 4.3 assists per game and 12.9 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 53% for the season while his free throw percentage is 72%. Malcolm Brogdon comes into this game averaging 17.4 points per contest while playing 30.6 minutes per night. He grabs 4.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 7.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is 93%.
Devin Booker averages 26.8 points per game and he sees the court an average of 36.1 minutes per game. He also hauls in 4.1 rebounds per game and dishes 6.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 92%. Ricky Rubio scores 13.5 points per contest while playing 32.5 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.8 rebounds per contest and has 9.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pacers allow 106.5 points per contest which is 8th in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 10th and 6th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 44.9 rebounds a game which ranks 13th, and they allow 23.1 assists per game which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the NBA. Indiana averages 109.0 points per contest, which is 20th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 2.5 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 4th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 7th in the NBA. They average 43.1 boards per contest and 25.9 assists per game, which ranks them 24th and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 26th with 13.0 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Suns give up 114.1 points per game, which ranks them 22nd in the league. Their defense surrenders a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 25th and 28th in those defensive statistics. They rank 14th with 23.8 dimes allowed per game and 10th with 44.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Suns are 27th in the league in forcing turnovers with 16.0 per contest. Phoenix is 10th in the NBA with 113.6 points per contest this season. They are 12th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is -0.5. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 20th in the league. They are 22nd in the NBA in rebounding with 43.9 boards per contest and 2nd in assists per game with 27.6. The Suns are 19th in turnovers per contest with 14.6.
The Pacers are 16th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.2, and their defensive rating of 107.7 is ranked 10th. In terms of pace they are 25th in the league with 98.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 14th. As a team they are 17th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% 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 12.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 24th in the league.
Phoenix is 18th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 6th in the league. The Suns are 13th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.4, and their defensive rating of 110.9 is ranked 18th. In terms of pace they are 9th in the league with 102.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 16th. As a team they are 9th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 17th in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Indiana -1 and over 222 total points
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