Indiana Pacers guard Victor Oladipo (4) plays against the Orlando Magic during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
Indiana Pacers guard Victor Oladipo (4) plays against the Orlando Magic during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.|AP Photo/Ashley Landis
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Bet the NBA! Greg Frank likes the Pacers to cover a small number against the Suns in a low-scoring game

Indiana Pacers vs. Phoenix Suns at 4 pm EDT.

Greg Frank

Greg Frank

Greg Frank’s NBA re-start record: 3-4 (1-0 yesterday)

Pacers (-2) @ Suns (229.5)

Pick: Pacers -2

It’s likely a battle of contrasting styles today between Indiana and Phoenix in the NBA bubble. The Suns will want to run up and down here while the Pacers will have no problem playing a slower game. Both teams are a little dinged up as Kelly Oubre and Aron Baynes are unlikely to dress for Phoenix, we definitely won’t see Domantas Sabonis for Indiana and Malcolm Brogdon may not go either. With depth getting tested, we’re going to lean on the team that’s simply better at this short of a number. Phoenix is hot having yet to lose since the league restarted, but it is still fighting an uphill battle to get into the play-in competition for the eighth seed. I had a feeling we might get a nice number on Indiana here after the Suns beat the Clippers on Tuesday, and two is definitely a number we’re comfortable laying. I’m expecting another big TJ Warren game and the Pacers to win this one. The under might be worth a look as well for the aforementioned contrast in styles.

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