Suns vs Pacers Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Moneyline – Saturday, January 21, 2023

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A contest between one of the NBA’s top squads at defending against the three-pointer and one of the top shooting teams will see the Phoenix Suns (22-24) play as three-point favorites against the Indiana Pacers (23-24) at Footprint Center on January 21, 2023. The Suns are third in the league in triples conceded per game (11.3), while the Pacers rank fifth in threes made (14). A 228.5-point over/under is installed for the matchup.

How to bet Suns vs. Pacers

Phoenix Suns vs. Indiana Pacers Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 3 points, with oddsmakers listing the Suns as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, the Suns have -150 odds to pick up the win, while the Pacers are listed at +127 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the total for the game is set at 228.5 points.

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Suns vs. Pacers Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Saturday, January 21, 2023
  • Game Time: 9:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: BSAZ
  • Location: Phoenix, Arizona
  • Arena: Footprint Center

Suns vs. Pacers Betting Trends

The Suns have 22 wins against the spread in 46 games this season. Phoenix has been victorious in 16, or 59.3%, of the 27 contests it has been chosen as favorites in this season. Suns games this year have gone over the total in 22 out of 47 opportunities (46.8%).

Against the spread, the Pacers are 26-20-1 this year. Indiana has won 43.2% of the games this season it was the moneyline underdog (16-21). Pacers games this year have eclipsed the over/under 48.9% of the time (23 out of 47 games with a set point total).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players

Suns

Suns Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Deandre Ayton 40 17.5 9.9 2.1 0.5 0.7 0.2
Mikal Bridges 46 16 4.5 3.5 1.1 0.9 1.8
Chris Paul 26 13.1 4.2 8.3 1.5 0.3 1.7
Damion Lee 46 9.3 3.5 1.5 0.4 0.1 1.8
Torrey Craig 43 8.4 5.7 1.5 0.7 0.6 1.3

Pacers

Pacers Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Buddy Hield 47 17.4 4.9 2.7 1 0.3 3.7
Bennedict Mathurin 47 17.2 4 1.4 0.6 0.1 1.5
Myles Turner 38 17.1 7.7 1.4 0.6 2.4 1.5
Jalen Smith 44 9.8 5.9 1.1 0.4 0.9 0.9
Aaron Nesmith 40 9.6 3.8 1.2 0.7 0.4 1.4
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Suns vs. Pacers Injury Report

Pacers: Andrew Nembhard: Questionable (Illness), Tyrese Haliburton: Out (Elbow/Knee), Kendall Brown: Out (Leg), Daniel Theis: Out (Knee)

What you need to know about the Phoenix Suns

So far this year, Phoenix is averaging 112.7 points per game (20th-ranked in NBA) and ceding 112.2 points per contest (ninth-ranked). At home, the Suns are posting 3.1 more points per game (114.3) than they are away from home (111.2). The Suns have seen a downturn in scoring recently, racking up 103 points per game in their last 10 outings, 9.7 points fewer than the 112.7 they’ve scored this season.

Phoenix is making 12.8 treys per game this year (eighth-ranked in NBA), and it has a 38.4% three-point percentage (third-best). Of the shots attempted by the Suns in 2022-23, 62.8% of them have been two-pointers (69.2% of the team’s made baskets) and 37.2% have been three-pointers (30.8%).

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What you need to know about the Indiana Pacers

On offense Indiana is the 12th-ranked team in the NBA (115.2 points per game). Defensively it is 24th (116.9 points conceded per game). At home the Pacers are scoring 117.9 points per game, 5.6 more than they are averaging on the road (112.3). The Pacers are scoring 114.4 points per contest over their past 10 games, which is 0.8 fewer points than their average for the season (115.2).

In 2022-23 Indiana is fifth-best in the NBA in 3-point makes (14 per game), and it ranks No. 13 in 3-point percentage (36.3%). The Pacers take 57% percent of their shots from inside the 3-point line, and 43% percent from beyond it. In terms of makes, 65.9% of the Pacers’ buckets are 2-pointers, and 34.1% are 3-pointers.

Our pick to win this contest is the Suns, and we expect that Suns will cover the spread (Suns -3). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 228.5 points.

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WRITTEN BY

Austin Harper

Austin is a co-founders at Betsperts and a devoted father of 2. Born and raised in Atlanta Georgia, Austin is passionate about the Atlanta Hawks, Braves, and Falcons. Austin received his Bachelors of Science from Clemson University and gets back for Clemson football and basketball games every chance he gets!

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