Written and authored by National Basketball Association Expert Analyst Bobby Wallace. Charliessports.com produces it for Basketball Betting news and notes. NBA Premium Predictions have been winning at a 71.2% rate and will continue through the 2016 NBA Finals in June 2016. The (13-26) Phoenix Suns of the Western Conference Pacific Division will be in the “HOOSIER STATE” for an out of Conference matchup. Phoenix takes on the (21-16) Indiana Pacers of the Eastern Conference Central in 2016 NBA action. The teams will play at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana. Tip-Off time is at 7:00 PM EST. The game is on Tuesday, January, 12th 2016. The Best Sports Handicapper believes the Phoenix Suns must sign a veteran shooting guard to take the place of the injured Eric Bledsoe. The Indiana Pacers are still a formidable opponent in the East. Indiana lost two frontcourt stars in free agency. The Opening betting line has Phoenix as a ten point Road Underdog Against The Spread. The Betting Odds Total is 204-points for Tuesday’s game.
The 2015-16 Phoenix Suns are twenty-three games out of first place in their division. Phoenix is just a few games in front of the last-place Los Angeles Lakers. The Suns have lost nine of their last ten and begin a road trip Tuesday in the “CIRCLE CITY”. Head Coach Jeff Hornacek expected his team to contend for a playoff spot in 2016. Instead, the team is looking like a lottery team. Phoenix must make some changes before the trade deadline in February. Phoenix ranks eighth in the NBA scoring the basketball, averaging 102.6 ppg. Defense is another story; Phoenix ranks 29 out of thirty teams defending the basket, allowing 106.1 points per contest. Leading scorer Eric Bledsoe is out for the season with a severe knee injury. The former Kentucky Wildcats alumni also led the team in assists and steals. Veteran Tyson Chandler is the team leader in rebounds. The Suns lineup has young talent, but they still need to upgrade the roster.<br><br>
The Indiana Pacers ended a five-game road swing with an overtime loss in Houston. Indiana is third in the Central, six games behind first-place Cleveland. Head Coach Frank Vogel is allowing his team to play more on the perimeter as a team. Indiana is still a defensive-oriented team, but their scoring more points on offense. Guard Monta Ellis brings a different element to the lineup. It’s the trade-off for losing David West and Roy Hibbert in the post. Ian Mahinmi is improving with each start and could be a factor by the time the playoffs begin. Superstar Paul George is the team’s leader in three of five broad categories. Ellis and Mahinmi lead in assists and shot blocks. Point guard George Hill is playing efficient next two Ellis in the backcourt. Indiana must acquire a quality post player to advance in the playoffs.
Phoenix is 1-6 Against The Point Spread their last seven on the road.
The Betting odds Under The Total are 7-1 Indiana last eight at home.
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