Suns vs Pacers: NBA Betting Preview, Tips and Picks – March 13, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on March 13, 2021 - Last Updated on March 17, 2021

Devin Booker leads the Phoenix Suns (25-11) into a matchup with the Indiana Pacers (16-19) after putting up 35 points in a 127-121 win over the Trail Blazers. The Pacers are 6.5-point underdogs in the game on Saturday, March 13, 2021, which starts at 10:00 PM ET on FS-AZ. The matchup has a point total of 221.

The betting insights in this article reflect data from DraftKings sportsbook as of March 13, 2021, 1:05 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Suns vs Pacers Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of March 13

Suns:
Devin Booker: Day To Day (Knee),
Cameron Johnson: Out (Health and Safety Protocols)

Pacers:
T.J. Warren: Out (Foot),
Caris LeVert: Out (Kidney)

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Suns (-6.5)
Total Pick Over (221)
Prediction Suns 117, Pacers 106

The DraftKings line for this game has the Suns favored by 6.5, while the model predicts they’ll win by considerably more (10.6 points). Put your money on the Suns.

In this game, the model projects a total (223.4 points) a little higher than the DraftKings over/under (221 points).

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Suns Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Devin Booker 32 25.2 3.7 4.5 0.8 0.3 2.1
Chris Paul 35 16.1 4.7 8.8 1.2 0.3 1.5
Deandre Ayton 36 14.4 11.2 1.6 0.3 1.1 0.1
Mikal Bridges 36 13.8 5.0 2.2 0.7 0.9 1.9
Dario Saric 18 11.4 4.1 1.3 0.8 0.2 1.3

Pacers Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Malcolm Brogdon 34 21.2 4.6 6.2 1.2 0.2 2.4
Domantas Sabonis 35 20.8 11.1 6.0 1.0 0.6 0.9
Caris LeVert 12 18.5 4.3 6.0 1.1 0.5 1.8
Myles Turner 33 13.5 6.6 0.9 1.0 3.4 1.5
Doug McDermott 34 13.2 3.9 1.3 0.3 0.1 1.6

Shooting Trends

  • This season, the Suns have a 48.7% shooting percentage from the field, which is 1.8% higher than the 46.9% of shots the Pacers’ opponents have knocked down.
  • Phoenix has a 19-4-1 record against the spread and a 20-4 straight-up record in games it shoots better than 46.9% from the field.
  • Indiana has a 13-7 record against the spread and a 14-6 record overall when allowing its opponents to make more than 48.7% of their shots from the field.
  • The Pacers’ 47.3% shooting percentage from the field this season is 1.5 percentage points higher than the Suns have allowed to their opponents (45.8%).
  • Indiana is 13-8 against the spread and 15-6 overall when it shoots higher than 45.8% from the field.
  • When Phoenix’s opponents shoot higher than 47.3% from the field, it is 13-4-1 against the spread and 14-4 overall.
  • The Suns are knocking down 38.3% of their three-point shots this season, 0.2% higher than the 38.1% the Pacers allow opponents to shoot from deep.
  • Phoenix has put together a 15-3 record against the spread and a 15-3 straight-up record in games this season when the team hits more than 38.1% of its three-point shots.
  • Indiana is 10-5 against the spread while putting together a 10-5 straight-up record when its opponents shoot above 38.3% from three-point distance.
  • The Pacers are hitting 36.3% of their shots from three-point range, which is just 1.7 percentage points greater than the 34.6% the Suns’ opponents are averaging on the season.
  • Indiana is 10-10 against the spread and 11-9 overall when shooting above 34.6% as a team from three-point range.
  • Phoenix has a 15-4-1 ATS record and a 16-4 straight-up record in games this season it has shot better than 36.3% from three-point distance.
  • The Suns connect on 13.3 three-pointers per game this season, 1.2 more made shots on average than the 12.1 per game the Pacers give up.
  • Phoenix has gone 17-6 against the spread and 17-6 overall this season in games it has out-shot its opponents from the three-point line. When Indiana hits fewer threes than its opponents, it is 7-12 ATS and 9-10 straight up.
  • The Suns are the ninth-best three-point shooting team in the NBA, while the Pacers give up the ninth-fewest makes from deep.

Suns vs Pacers Stat Rankings

Suns Rank Suns AVG Pacers AVG Pacers Rank
12th 113.9 Points Scored 112.8 16th
3rd 107.5 Points Allowed 112.5 20th
28th 43.2 Rebounds 41.5 29th
27th 8.2 Off. Rebounds 8.5 25th
9th 13.3 3pt Made 12.1 21st
2nd 27.1 Assists 26.6 6th
4th 12.4 Turnovers 13.1 11th

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