Indiana Pacers at Phoenix Suns - 8/6/20 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Indiana Pacers (42-26) at Phoenix Suns (29-39)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 4:00 pm (Visa Athletic Center)
The Line: Phoenix Suns +3 -- Over/Under: 228.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Indiana Pacers and the Phoenix Suns duke it out at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex on Thursday.
The Indiana Pacers have been in great form as they will be aiming for a fourth straight victory after blowing past the Magic in a 120-109 win on Tuesday. TJ Warren continued his hot streak with 32 points on 13 of 17 shooting, Myles Turner added 21 points, Victor Oladipo chipped in with 13 points, while Malcolm Brogdon, Aaron Holiday and TJ McConnell each scored 12 points. As a team, the Pacers shot a healthy 54 percent from the field and 13 of 33 from the 3-point line as they dominated the Magic from the tipoff to lead by as many as 26 points before cruising in the second half.
Meanwhile, the Phoenix Suns have been in similar form as they are also coming into this one gunning for a fourth straight victory after taking down the playoff-bound Clippers in a 117-115 thriller on Tuesday. Devin Booker drained six 3-pointers to lead the team with 35 points and eight assists, DeAndre Ayton added 19 points with seven rebounds and four assists while Ricky Rubio chipped in with 18 points. As a team, the Suns shot 46 percent from the field and 17 of 32 from the 3-point line as they squandered an 11-point fourth quarter lead, before escaping with the win thanks to a clutch turnaround jumper from Booker at the buzzer to steal the game late.
Head to head, the under is 6-2 in the last eight meetings overall, the Pacers are 4-0 ATS in the last four meetings in Phoenix and the Pacers are 6-0 ATS in the last six meetings overall.
The Suns have been the surprise team of the season restart as they're still undefeated and are fresh off a last-second win over the Clippers, while the Pacers have been riding the hot hand of Warren to three straight wins. It's tough to back against the Suns in this form, but the Pacers are 6-0 ATS in the last six meetings overall and I think they can keep that trend going with a win and cover here behind another big game from Warren.