Indiana Pacers vs. Phoenix Suns: 1/9/2021 NBA Betting Preview, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on January 9, 2021

A game after he scored 35 points in an 114-107 win over the Rockets, Malcolm Brogdon leads the Indiana Pacers (6-2) at home against the Phoenix Suns (6-3) on Saturday, January 9, 2021. The Pacers are favored by 3 points in the matchup, which tips off at 7:00 PM ET on FS-IN. The point total for the matchup is set at 216.

Betting Information

Pacers vs Suns Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Pacers -3 -110 -110 216 -110 -110
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Head to Head

Indiana has an 8-2 record in the last 10 head-to-head matchups with Phoenix.

Pacers vs Suns in 2020-21
Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
8/6/2020 Pacers Suns -1.5 227.5 -121 101 Regular Season 114-99 PHO
1/22/2020 Pacers Suns -1 221.5 -116 -104 Regular Season 112-87 IND
1/15/2019 Pacers Regular Season 131-97 IND
11/27/2018 Suns Regular Season 109-104 IND
1/24/2018 Pacers Regular Season 116-101 IND
1/14/2018 Suns Regular Season 120-97 IND
12/7/2016 Suns Regular Season 109-94 IND
11/18/2016 Pacers Regular Season 116-96 PHO
1/19/2016 Suns Regular Season 97-94 IND
1/12/2016 Pacers Regular Season 116-97 IND
  • 8/6/2020 DNP – Pacers: Domantas Sabonis, Jeremy Lamb Suns: Kelly Oubre Jr., Aron Baynes
  • 1/22/2020 DNP – Pacers: Victor Oladipo; Suns: Aron Baynes
  • Pacers Betting Information

    • Indiana has been good against the spread this season, posting a 6-1 record.
    • When favored by at least 3 points, the Pacers have fared well against the spread, putting up a 4-1 record.
    • Indiana and its foes have combined to reach or surpass the over in 4 of 8 games this season (50%).
    Bet on the Indiana Pacers to win the NBA Championship.

    Suns Betting Information

    • Phoenix has covered the spread in greater than half of its outings, going 6-3 ATS.
    • When they play as at least 3-point underdogs, the Suns have a record ATS of 2-2.
    • In most of Phoenix’s games this season, the teams have not hit the over (2 out of 9 games, 22.2%).
    Bet on the Phoenix Suns to win the NBA Championship.

    Over/Under Analysis

    • The Pacers and their opponents have put up at least 216 points — this matchup’s over/under — in 38 of eight opportunities (475%) this year.
    • Phoenix and its opponents have combined to score more than 216 points in 33.3% of their games this season (three of nine opportunities).
    • The Pacers and the Suns combine to average eight more points per game than the total of 216 set for this game.
    • Opponents of the two teams average a combined 4.8 fewer points per game (211.2) than this matchup’s total of 216 points.
    • The average point total for Pacers games this season is 6.8 more points than the over/under of 216 in this matchup.
    • Suns games this season have averaged an over/under of 212.4 points, 3.6 less than the point total in this matchup.
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    Pacers Leaders

    • Brogdon leads the Pacers in scoring (23.6 points per game) and assisting (7.0 assists per game).
    • Indiana’s rebounding leader is Domantas Sabonis, who averages 11.4 per game.
    • Brogdon is the top three-point shooter for the Pacers, hitting 3.1 per game.
    • Indiana’s blocks leader is Myles Turner, who collects 4.1 per game. Brogdon leads the team averaging 2.0 steals a game.

    Suns Leaders

    • The Suns leader in scoring is Devin Booker with 21.7 points per game. He also adds 3.3 rebounds per game and 4.4 assists per game.
    • The Phoenix leaders in rebounds and assists are Deandre Ayton (11.4 rebounds per game) and Chris Paul (8.3 assists per game).
    • Jae Crowder is tops from three-point range for the Suns, hitting 2.6 threes per game.
    • Phoenix’s Booker has the top spot on the team’s steals leaderboard with 1.0 per game and Mikal Bridges is first in blocks with 1.3 per game.
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