NBA Betting Preview: Indiana Pacers vs. Phoenix Suns – January 14, 2018
Matchup at a Glance
Where: Talking Stick Resort Arena; Phoenix, AZ
When: Sunday January 14th at 8:00 PM ET
Spread: Indiana Pacers -4
Quick Pick: Indiana Pacers -4
In the NBA on Sunday – the Indiana Pacers are on the road at the Phoenix Suns. The Indiana Pacers are coming off a big win at home over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday night. Indiana moved to 8th in the Eastern Conference with their 22-20 record. The Pacers are 8-10 when playing on the road this season.
The Phoenix Suns come into the game with a 16-27 record om the season. The Suns are 11th in the Western Conference, 6 games behind the New Orleans Pelicans for the 8th seed in the Western Conference. Phoenix has won 8 out of 23 games at home this season. The Pacers come into this game -4 on the road at the Suns.
The Phoenix Suns are one of the worst defensive teams in all of the NBA. The Suns are allowing 112.1 points per game. Phoenix is coming off a home loss to the Rockets, where they allowed 112 points. In fact, in the last three losses for the Suns, they have allowed 116 points per game. Offensively, the Suns are 15th in the league with 105.5 points per game.
The top scorer for the Suns has been Devin Booker. The shooting guard is scoring 24.9 points per game. Next on the list for the Suns is T.J. Warren with 20 points per game. Phoenix needs to finish just 9-30 to beat their win total of a season ago, when they won just 24 games in the regular season.
Pacers Looking for Fourth Win in Five Games
The Indiana Pacers are looking for their fourth win in five games. The Pacers beat the Bulls, Bucks and Cavaliers with a lone loss at home to the Miami Heat. That has moved the Pacers to just 1/2 game behind Milwaukee and a game behind the Pistons in the Central Division. The Pacers are just 4 games back of the Cavaliers for first place in the Central Division.
Victor Oladipo is the top scorer for the Pacers. Oladipo is scoring 24.4 points pe game, dishing out 4 assists and ripping down 5 rebounds per game. Next is big man Myles Turner, but the center has played just 32 of the Pacers 42 games. The Pacers are looking for their 23rd win of the season. A season ago, the Pacers won 42 games during the regular season.
Pacers Travel Well on Road
The Indiana Pacers are a team that should be able to win games on the road. They are going to get this one. The Phoenix Suns have some pretty talented individual players, but they have had a tough time putting things together for wins. The Indiana Pacers are going to out score the Phoenix Suns and keep their winning streak going. They come in with a ton of momentum following the big divisional win.
When you are betting on this game take the road team. That's hard to do in the NBA – but this is the game to do it. The final bet for Sunday night is the Indiana Pacers. Take the Pacers -4 over the Suns on Sunday Night.