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Indiana Pacers vs. Phoenix Suns

January 26, 2024



The Phoenix Suns will travel to Indianapolis, Indiana to face the Indiana Pacers at Gainbridge Fieldhouse with tip-off scheduled for 7:00 PM ET on Friday evening and will air on Fox Sports Arizona and Bally Sports Indiana.

The Suns enter this game on a seven-game winning streak following a 132-109 win on the road against the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday which has improved their record to 26-18 this season and puts them in 5th place in the Western Conference. Kevin Durant leads the team in scoring and blocks while being 2nd on the team in blocks and assists with an average of 29.1 points, 6.4 rebounds, 5.7 assists, and 1.24 blocks per game. 

Phoenix has been an above-average team offensively as they are averaging 116.45 points per game while also having been an above-average team defensively as they are allowing an average of 114.05 points per game. The Phoenix Suns will look to extend their winning streak to eight games when they travel to face the Indiana Pacers.

The Indiana Pacers enter this game with a record of 25-20 which puts them in 6th place in the Eastern Conference following a 134-122 win at home against the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday. The Pacers have been the 2nd highest-scoring team in the league this season with an average of 124.29 points per game, however, because they play at a quick tempo it hurts them defensively as they are allowing the 2nd most points per game with an average of 122.91 points per game. 

Tyrese Haliburton has played a pivotal role in the success the Pacers have had offensively this season as he leads the team in scoring and assists with an average of 23.6 points and 12.6 assists per game, however, Haliburton has missed the previous two games for the Pacers and is expected to be out of the lineup with a hamstring injury until January 28th. The Indiana Pacers will look to build off the momentum following the win against the 76ers when they host the Phoenix Suns on Friday.

BookMaker has the Phoenix Suns listed as 6-point favorites on the road against the Indiana Pacers on Friday evening. Phoenix has won seven of the previous ten including the previous five matchups. The Suns are 5-4-1 ATS in the last ten and 2-0-1 ATS in the previous three games in the series. The Phoenix Suns are 16-26-2 ATS overall, 9-9-1 ATS on the road, and 11-19-2 ATS as a favorite this season while the Indiana Pacers are 25-18-3 ATS overall, 13-8-2 ATS at home, and 15-10-2 ATS as an underdog on the year.

The Phoenix Suns enter this game with the better record and have been the better team in the series, winning seven of the last ten including five straight against the Indiana Pacers. The Suns have also been the better team at covering the spread in the series, going 5-4-1 ATS in the last ten and 2-0-1 ATS in the last three matchups which is why I am laying the points with the Phoenix Suns when they travel to face the Indiana Pacers on Friday evening. 

Spooky Express Pick: Phoenix Suns -6