Suns Narrowly Favored
Kevin Durant has yet to make a start for the Phoenix Suns, who are in need of a quality scorer.
They face the Indiana Pacers on Friday, who have lost six of their last seven games but are only the +1½ underdog with the sportsbook.
Let’s check the latest NBA news, stats, injury report and NBA lines for Suns vs Pacers. We’ve got plenty of NBA picks for you to consider.
Holding on for Durant
With Devin Booker out injured, it’s a case of holding on until Durant takes to the floor.
The Suns ended a three-game winning streak with a poor road loss against the Atlanta Hawks on Thursday, which won’t give bettors confidence.
They lost 116-107 in a lackluster effort, which saw them fall behind early and never recover.
However, going in their favor is playing the Pacers, who are 25-31 after losing consecutive games to Cleveland and Miami.
The Suns have already beaten the Pacers by five points at home this season, so the -1½ line with NBA betting markets seems fair.
They are 30-27 against the spread (ATS), so bettors have cashed in frequently. However, improvement is needed if they’re going to continue to succeed and playing on the road, where they are 11-18, has been the biggest test.
Bettors won’t have much confidence in the Suns winning on the road, so the -1½ line could move to a pick’em.
Pacers Coming Up Short
The Pacers haven’t been terrible, but they haven’t exactly set the court alight.
They are 30-26 ATS, a solid number and enough for bettors to make a small profit. However, confidence is low in the camp without any recent winning success.
Losing 112-111 to the Lakers was tough to stomach, but they bounced back with a win over the Kings on Feb 3. However, that winning feeling was short-lived when losing 122-103 to the Cavaliers and 116-111 to the Heat.
Losing to the Cavaliers at home wasn’t ideal, where they got outplayed in the pick-and-roll, according to Tyrese Haliburton.
“They did a good job controlling us in the pick-and-roll,” Haliburton said. “We weren’t able to get stops, and that allowed them to set their defense. Kudos to them. A lot of different guys contributed for them. They just outplayed us.”
NBA odds are giving the Pacers a chance at +1½. That’s a low line considering their current form, but the Suns are there for the taking.
Suns vs Pacers Game Injuries
Suns vs Pacers Head-to-Head
The Suns won the most recent meeting 112-107 on Jan. 21 and covered the -2½ line at home.
Indiana is 6-4 ATS over the last 10 meetings, but the Suns are 8-3 ATS in the last 11 meetings in Indiana.
Suns vs Pacers Game Information
- Game: Suns (30-27) vs Pacers (25-31)
- Day/Time: Friday, Feb. 10th, 7:00 p.m. ET
- Location: Gainbridge Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN
- Suns vs Pacers Live Stream: NBA Game Pass
Suns vs Pacers Betting Lines
Suns vs Pacers Picks & Prediction
It’s a close game to call, as the market suggests, but we’re taking the Pacers to win.
They haven’t been playing well, but the Suns are too risky on the road, which was evident with their loss to Atlanta.
Take the Pacers with moneyline markets and with the +1½ start.
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Suns vs Pacers Game Summary
Pacers vs Suns Previous Game (Jan. 21, 2023)
There are some interesting NBA games on the schedule on Saturday, including a matchup in Phoenix as the Suns facet the Indiana Pacers. Bothteams are right around the .500 mark, and it could set up for a tight game.
The Indiana Pacers were a big surprise in the Eastern Conference this season, but they have started to trend in the opposite direction. Indiana comes into this game having lost six straight to fall to 23-24.
The Suns are sitting at 22-24 heading into this matchup, and they were supposed to be much better. Phoenix has battled injuries all season long, and they have gone just 2-3 in their last five games.
The NBA betting odds for this game have the Phoenix Suns as 6.5-point betting favorites over the Indiana Pacers.