Through 3 Quarters

The Phoenix Suns were the heavy favorites here for a reason. After three quarters it's looking more and more like their high-powered offense is just too much for the Indiana Pacers as the Suns lead 94-74.

Phoenix has been led by point guard Chris Paul, who so far has posted a double-double on 16 points and 14 assists along with four steals. This is the third consecutive game in which Paul has had at least 11 assists. One thing to keep an eye out for is JaVale McGee's foul situation as he currently sits at four.

Indiana hasn't had any offensive standouts so far with all players held to 13 points or fewer.

The Pacers have lost 91% of their games in which they were down going into the fourth quarter. Barring a miraculous turnaround, this matchup will end the same way.

Who's Playing

Indiana @ Phoenix

Current Records: Indiana 17-29; Phoenix 35-9

What to Know

The Phoenix Suns will be returning home after a five-game road trip. They will take on the Indiana Pacers at 9 p.m. ET this past Saturday at Footprint Center. The Suns are out to stop a four-game streak of losses at home.

Phoenix was able to grind out a solid victory over the Dallas Mavericks this past Thursday, winning 109-101. It was another big night for Phoenix's point guard Chris Paul, who posted a double-double on 20 points and 11 assists in addition to five boards.

Meanwhile, it may have taken overtime to finish the job, but Indiana ultimately got the result they were hoping for this past Thursday with a 121-117 win over the Golden State Warriors. Indiana's shooting guard Chris Duarte was one of the most active players for the team, picking up 27 points along with seven rebounds.

Phoenix is the favorite in this one, with an expected 13-point margin of victory. They might be worth taking a chance on against the spread as they are currently on a four-game streak of ATS wins.

Their wins bumped Phoenix to 35-9 and the Pacers to 17-29. Watch the matchup and check back on CBS Sports to find out who keeps up the positive energy and who hits a stumbling block.

How To Watch

  • When: Saturday at 9 p.m. ET
  • Where: Footprint Center -- Phoenix, Arizona
  • TV: Bally Sports - Arizona
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $27.38

Odds

The Suns are a big 13-point favorite against the Pacers, according to the latest NBA odds.

The line has drifted a bit towards the Suns, as the game opened with the Suns as an 11.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

Indiana have won nine out of their last 13 games against Phoenix.

  • Jan 14, 2022 - Phoenix 112 vs. Indiana 94
  • Mar 13, 2021 - Indiana 122 vs. Phoenix 111
  • Jan 09, 2021 - Phoenix 125 vs. Indiana 117
  • Aug 06, 2020 - Phoenix 114 vs. Indiana 99
  • Jan 22, 2020 - Indiana 112 vs. Phoenix 87
  • Jan 15, 2019 - Indiana 131 vs. Phoenix 97
  • Nov 27, 2018 - Indiana 109 vs. Phoenix 104
  • Jan 24, 2018 - Indiana 116 vs. Phoenix 101
  • Jan 14, 2018 - Indiana 120 vs. Phoenix 97
  • Dec 07, 2016 - Indiana 109 vs. Phoenix 94
  • Nov 18, 2016 - Phoenix 116 vs. Indiana 96
  • Jan 19, 2016 - Indiana 97 vs. Phoenix 94
  • Jan 12, 2016 - Indiana 116 vs. Phoenix 97

Injury Report for Phoenix

  • Deandre Ayton: Out (Ankle)
  • Abdel Nader: Out (Knee)
  • Dario Saric: Out (Knee)
  • Frank Kaminsky: Out (Knee)

Injury Report for Indiana

  • Caris LeVert: Out (Calf)
  • Domantas Sabonis: Out (Ankle)
  • Malcolm Brogdon: Out (Achilles)
  • T.J. Warren: Out (Foot)
  • Myles Turner: Out (Foot)
  • T.J. McConnell: Out (Wrist)