On Friday, Jan. 14, 2022, the Phoenix Suns (31-9) are playing the Indiana Pacers (15-27) at Gainbridge Fieldhouse. Will Caris LeVert and the Pacers drop their third consecutive game this season? This is the first meeting between Phoenix and Indiana this regular season.
Phoenix Suns vs. Indiana Pacers news
After reviewing these teams’ betting statistics for tonight’s interconference matchup, the Suns are 21-19 against the spread in the 2021-22 NBA regular season, whereas the Pacers are 21-20-1 against the spread. The tip-off time for this game is 7 p.m. ET. This contest can be watched live through Bally Sports Arizona, Bally Sports Indiana, Bally Sports Midwest, Bally Sports South, Bally Sports Southeast and NBA League Pass. Referring to Land of Basketball’s database, these two competing teams have played one another 93 times during the regular season all-time. As of yet, Phoenix is 50-43 versus Indiana.
Additionally, in the previous three meetings, the Suns are 2-1 against them. On Mar. 13, 2021, the last time these teams faced off during the regular season, Indiana won 122-111 at Footprint Center. Pertaining to fan voting for the 2022 NBA All-Star Game, Chris Paul is now trailing Russell Westbrook for Western Conference guards. Westbrook has a total of 576,512 votes, ranking in sixth place overall. Paul currently has 561,896 votes. For those unaware, voting for the All-Star Game ends on Saturday, Jan. 22. Any fan can use the NBA App or go to NBA.com/vote to submit one full ballot.
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Phoenix Suns vs. Indiana Pacers betting lines and odds
Point spread: Suns -5.5 (-110)
Best moneyline: Suns -215, Pacers +185
Phoenix Suns vs. Indiana Pacers injury report
Suns: PG Chris Paul (probable) | C Frank Kaminsky (out indefinitely) | SF Abdel Nader (out) | C Dario Saric (out indefinitely) | PF Cameron Johnson (questionable) | PF Ish Wainwright (questionable)
Pacers: SF T.J. Warren (out indefinitely) | PG T.J. McConnell (out indefinitely) | PG Malcolm Brogdon (questionable) | SF Torrey Craig (questionable) | SG Chris Duarte (probable)
No Chris Paul on the Suns’ injury report for tomorrow against the Pacers.
Cam Johnson is questionable for that left ankle sprain that kept him out of Tuesday’s win in Toronto.
Ish Wainright is now out of the health and safety protocols. He’s questionable for conditioning.
— Kellan Olson (@KellanOlson) January 13, 2022
Phoenix Suns vs. Indiana Pacers preview
Moreover, on Tuesday, in the Suns’ 99-95 road loss versus the Raptors, forward Jae Crowder scored a team-high 19 points in 35 minutes on the court. Deandre Ayton and Devin Booker each amassed 16 points, too. Although Toronto outscored Phoenix 31 to 23 in the opening quarter, the Suns finished strong. They shot 11-for-32 (34.4%) from behind the arc.
Toronto did have opportunities to overtake Phoenix, though. The Suns had a total of 20 turnovers in this game. Not to mention, the Raptors outscored them 48 to 34 in the free throw lane. Including this win, the team is now 14-4 away, 17-5 at home and 10-8 ATS on the road this season. They have won six of their past 10 contests as well. Phoenix is also ranked number one in the Western Conference.
Per ESPN’s Basketball Power Index, the Suns have a 56.8% chance of winning.
Meanwhile, in the Pacers’ 119-100 home loss against the Celtics on Wednesday, forward Myles Turner led his team in scoring, putting up 18 points in 24 minutes of action. Center Domantas Sabonis accumulated 17 points, 6.0 rebounds and 6.0 assists in 32 minutes played. Indiana allowed a grand total of 64 second-half points.
In the third quarter, the C’s outscored them 33 to 22. The Pacers’ lousy three-point shooting contributed quite a bit to their 19-point loss. They shot 7-for-36 (19.4%) from three-point range. Factoring in this defeat, the team is now 12-11 at home, 3-16 away and 13-9-1 ATS at home this season. Unfortunately for loyal fans, Indiana ranks 13th in the Eastern Conference.
Projected starting lineup
Suns: PG Chris Paul | SG Devin Booker | SF Mikal Bridges | PF Jae Crowder | C Deandre Ayton
Pacers: PG Malcolm Brogdon | SG Caris LeVert | SF Justin Holiday | PF Domantas Sabonis | C Myles Turner
Phoenix Suns vs. Indiana Pacers prediction
To add to the information above, the total for Friday night’s contest is set at 220. Upon further review of the spread consensus, 87% of gamblers are trusting the Suns to cover the spread at Gainbridge Fieldhouse. Regarding the total consensus, approximately 58% of bettors are figuring the total will go over 220. Thus far, Phoenix is 30-7 as a favorite, 1-2 as an underdog and 10-8 ATS away, while Indiana is 10-13 as a favorite, 5-14 as an underdog and 13-9-1 ATS at home.
For must-read betting trends, the Suns are 4-1 straight up in their last five performances. Plus, they are 2-7 ATS in their previous nine contests versus the Pacers this season. Next, Phoenix is 5-1 SU in the team’s past six games on the road, and the total has gone over in four of the Suns’ last five contests when playing the Pacers at Gainbridge Fieldhouse. Lastly, the team is 0-5 ATS in their past five matches against Central Division opponents.
As for the Pacers, they are 5-2 ATS in their previous seven performances. And, the total has gone over in four of their last six games played. Next, Indiana is 1-8 SU in the team’s past nine contests. Also, the Pacers are 5-0 ATS in their previous five matchups versus Western Conference opponents. Taking everything under some consideration, the Suns could likely win and cover the spread. If you want to learn more about NBA betting, read our handicap betting guide.
Phoenix Suns vs. Indiana Pacers betting pick
Pick the Suns to win, they will cover the spread and the total will go over 220. Phoenix is a 5.5-point favorite on the road with BetOnline.
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