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Indiana Pacers vs Phoenix Suns Odds
Phoenix will look to improve on its 23-50 record on Saturday when they host Indiana in NBA odds action at US Airways Center.
The Suns sport records of 23-50 and 27-44-2 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Pacers sit at 46-27 and 41-32 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 33-38-2 for the Suns and 33-40 for the Pacers. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 29-rated Suns and the No. 2-ranked Pacers, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 100-88 result in favor of the Pacers.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Phoenix's No. 17-rated squad against Indiana's No. 1-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Phoenix rates No. 27 in the league with 5.7 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 15 with 7 per outing.
Defensively, the Pacers feature the league's No. 1-rated defense on the road, giving up 90.5 points per game. Phoenix, meanwhile, comes in at No. 28 in the league in scoring at home.
Last time out for Indiana, they were a 103-78 winner as they battled the Mavericks on the road. The Pacers covered in the match as a 4.5-point underdog, while 181 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The battle between the Pacers and Mavericks didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Dallas was handed a 103-78 defeat on Thursday at American Airlines Center.
Phoenix was a 117-103 loser in its last match at home against the Kings. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 220 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Luis Scola went off for 25 points and added 7 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Sacramento defeated Phoenix, 117-103 at US Airways Center.
Indiana Pacers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing LA Clippers are 3-7
After playing Dallas are 2-8
After a win are 5-5
Phoenix Suns Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing LA Clippers are 4-6
After playing Sacramento are 6-4
After a loss are 2-8
A few Pacers at Suns trends to consider:
Indiana is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Indiana's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Indiana's last 5 games when playing on the road against Phoenix
Indiana is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games on the road
Phoenix is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Indiana
Phoenix is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Indiana
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Phoenix's last 5 games when playing at home against Indiana
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Phoenix's last 21 games at home
Indiana at LA Clippers, Monday, April 1
Phoenix at LA Clippers, Wednesday, April 3