Phoenix Suns vs Indiana Pacers 1/9/2021 Spread Picks and Prediction
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Phoenix Suns vs Indiana Pacers 1/9/2021 – The Phoenix Suns have been slumping lately and will aim to get back in winning rhythm as they go on the road to battle the Indiana Pacers. This inter-conference matchup is set to happen this coming Saturday, January 9 at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse located in Indianapolis, Indiana. The game starts at exactly 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time and it will be shown live on NBA TV. NBA League Pass subscribers will have a good chance to enjoy the game through online live streaming. The Phoenix Suns are on a tail end of a back-to-back and are expected by NBA Lines to be the underdogs to the Indiana Pacers.
Phoenix Suns vs Indiana Pacers 1/9/2021
Phoenix Suns vs Indiana Pacers 1/9/2021 Betting Odds
Phoenix Suns Betting
The Phoenix Suns have lost two of their last three and they are coming in from a tough overtime loss against the Detroit Pistons, 105-110. Devin Booker came out with a 23-point performance while DeAndre Ayton did 14 points, 12 rebounds, and two blocks. This team had some off nights from starters Mikal Bridges and Jae Crowder who just scored six points each. Dario Saric and Cam Johson tried to lift the team up but they came up short losing in the end game. The team needs to regroup as they were leading most of the time but it is clear that the Suns need to work on closing games better.
Players to watch: D. Booker SG 8 GP 8 GS 35.4 MIN 21.5 PTS 0.4 OR 3.4 DR 3.8 REB 4.6 AST 0.9 STL 0.3 BLK 4.8 TO 2.9 PF 1 AST/TO 14.46 PER
M. Bridges SF 8 GP 8 GS 33.4 MIN 14 PTS 1.3 OR 4.1 DR 5.4 REB 1.1 AST 0.6 STL 1.4 BLK 0.3 TO 2.1 PF 4.5 AST/TO 17.05 PER
D. Ayton C 8 GP 8 GS 29.6 MIN 13.4 PTS 2.9 OR 8.5 DR 11.4 REB 1.8 AST 0.4 STL 1 BLK 1.6 TO 3.5 PF 1.1 AST/TO 19.13 PER.
Indiana Pacers Betting
The Indiana Pacers have been solid for this season and now have a 6-2 record heading to this game against the Phoenix Suns. They are now on back-to-back wins and have a prime chance of getting into a winning streak by owning homecourt advantage. Their most recent matchup was against the star-studded Houston Rockets and this team held on its own. Domantas Sabonis has been a consistent double-double machine and he also contributes assists and a good interior presence. Malcolm Brogdon has been smoking hot recently and against the Rockets he was able to fire 35 points.
Players to Watch: M. Brogdon PG 8 GP 8 GS 37.3 MIN 23.6 PTS 0.5 OR 3.6 DR 4.1 REB 7 AST 2 STL 0.1 BLK 1.6 TO 1.9 PF 4.3 AST/TO 24.2 PER
D. Sabonis PF 8 GP 8 GS 37.1 MIN 20.8 PTS 2.4 OR 9 DR 11.4 REB 6.4 AST 0.8 STL 0.6 BLK 3.8 TO 4.1 PF 1.7 AST/TO 20.9 PER
V. Oladipo SG 7 GP 7 GS 33 MIN 20.4 PTS 0.1 OR 5.9 DR 6 REB 4.3 AST 1.1 STL 0.3 BLK 1.9 TO 2.4 PF 2.3 AST/TO 18.32 PER.
Phoenix Suns vs Indiana Pacers 1/9/2021 Betting Numbers
Phoenix is 14-3 ATS in their last 17 games.
Indiana is 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games.
Jalen Smith PF COVID-19 is “?” Saturday vs Indiana
Jeremy Lamb SG Knee is out indefinitely
Phoenix Suns vs Indiana Pacers Betting Picks
Even without TJ Warren, the Indiana Pacers has been a model team for small market franchises to stay in contention consistently. They have all the tools to defeat the Phoenix Suns and are expected by Top Online Sportsbook to win over the visiting Phoenix Suns.
Moneyline: The Suns as the underdogs have an ML of +115 while the Pacers are given a -138.
ATS: Just 2.5 points on the ATS for both teams in this game with the Pacers owning the -2.5 while the Suns are +2.5.
TOTALs: The given total for this matchup is 217 points with the Suns going over and the Pacers are the team under.
Score Prediction: 111 – 110 Pacers