Phoenix Suns vs Houston Rockets betting tips and predictions for Sunday’s clash in the NBA. The Phoenix Suns will look to extend their win streak to 8 games in a row as they take on the Houston Rockets. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
Phoenix actually beat the Rockets 10 days ago when the two teams met in Houston. It finished 123-111 with Devin Booker leading the scoring with 27 points. Since then Phoenix has won 4 more games and are currently on a 7-game win streak, looking like the team that made the NBA Finals last season. They are also doing all this without their center DeAndre Ayton who has missed the last 6 games with a leg contusion and is unlikely to return tonight. Phoenix has covered the spread in t heir last 6 games. Tonight’s game in Houston is a good opportunity to improve on their otherwise poor record against the Rockets. They’ve beaten them just 2 times in the last 9 visits.
With 10 straight losses the Houston Rockets are the main candidates for worst team in the league right now, even worse than the Detroit Pistons who beat them a couple of nights ago. Without a real goal in sight, this team is simply going with the flow and losing as many games as possible in order to get a good position for next season’s NBA draft. The young guys are being developed, but I’m not sure how good it is for their development to be losing 10 games in a row. They struggle on defense ranking 24th in points allowed per game, on offense they rank 28th in efficiency. Playing at home isn’t really helping them either, they’ve covered the spread just once in their last 5 at Toyota Center.
It’s hard to back anything rather than a Phoenix Suns win here. They’ve won 7 in a row and both of their superstars are playing on an elite level right now. For Houston tonight’s game will be a learnig experience as they go against one of the historically great point guards in Chris Paul. Suns to win big.
Houston Rockets – Phoenix Suns Odds
Houston Rockets – Phoenix Suns Predictions
Back Phoenix -9.0 Point Spread at -110 odds on bet365
Playing at a fast pace doesn’t automatically result in a higher points per game average, just ask the Houston Rockets. They are the 2nd fastest team in the NBA right now averaging 104.6 possessions per game, but their efficiency is all the way down to 28th at 98 points per 100 possessions. The Suns were able to find a nice balance with these two stats ranking 4th in pace and 5th in offensive efficiency which has resulted in them averaging the 3rd highest point per game total at 111.7 per game. In road games they average slightly above that with 112 per game. The game these two teams played 10 days ago finished 123-111 in favor to Phoenix, it was the 4th time in the last 6 meetings the total had gone over. The two teams average 236.1 points per game over the last 10 head-to-head. Houston is playing home tonight, so that’ll definitely help with their point total, but still I don’t think they can hang with the Suns that much. Phoenix to outgun them in a high scoring affair, just like they did 10 days ago.
Back Over 222 Total Points at -110 odds on bet365