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Phoenix SunsIndiana Pacers
Dec 28, 7:00 PM | Bankers Life Fieldhouse

Phoenix Suns vs Indiana Pacers Odds

11-18TEAM RECORD16-12

Phoenix pays a visit to Indiana on Friday, hoping to send the Pacers to a loss while also covering the spread in NBA action at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Pacers currently sports a record of 16-12, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 16-12 ATS. The Suns are 11-18 and 11-17-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Pacers post a 13-15 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Suns have gone 14-15 against the number.

View Phoenix vs Indiana Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Pacers, currently No. 8 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Suns, who rate No. 29 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 97-91 victory for the Pacers.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Indiana's No. 28-ranked offense (91.5 PPG) against a Suns defense that ranks No. 25 at 100.8 PPG. The Pacers have averaged 42.6% from the field per game, less than the Suns have managed so far this season (44.8% on average).

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Suns own the league's No. 29-rated mark, allowing 106.5 points per game when playing on the road. Indiana, on the other hand, rates No. 19 in scoring on their home court.

Phoenix lost its last outing, a 99-97 result against the Knicks on December 26. The Suns failed to cover in that game as a 2-point favorite, while the 196 combined points took the game OVER the total. Phoenix got 36 points from Jared Dudley en route to a 99-97 loss at the hands of Phoenix on Wednesday at US Airways Center.

Phoenix Suns Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Minnesota are 6-4
After playing New York are 6-4
After a loss are 2-8

Indiana Pacers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Atlanta are 5-5
After playing New Orleans are 3-7
After a win are 6-4

A few Suns at Pacers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Phoenix's last 5 games when playing on the road against Indiana
Phoenix is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Indiana
Phoenix is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games when playing Indiana
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Phoenix's last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Indiana's last 5 games when playing at home against Phoenix
Indiana is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Indiana is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Indiana's last 7 games at home

Next up:
Phoenix at Minnesota, Saturday, December 29
Indiana at Atlanta, Saturday, December 29

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