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(27-28 11-15 A) Houston Rockets vs. Phoenix Suns (14-40 10-18 H)
Date: Friday February 19th
Time:8:30 PM EST
Venue: Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Arizona.
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Rockets -8
NBA Betting Total: (Open) 215.5
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This matchup includes two teams who have been struggling as of the half way point in the season.
The Houston Rockets are looking for a surge in the second half of the season to get into the playoffs again.
The Suns look to start their second half of the season off on a good note, and make the second half of the year a positive note for this squad.
The Rockets are surprisingly struggling thus far in the season, especially with the talented roster they have.
They went into the all-star break 2-3 in their last five games. During that 5 game span, they are averaging 103.6 points and giving up 108.4 points per contest.
The Rockets are led by familiar faces, first being leading scorer and MVP candidate James Harden. Harden is averaging a very quiet 28 points this season to go along with 6.3 rebounds and 7 assists per game.
Beside him is former all-star Dwight Howard who could be on the move before the end of the day Thursday. Howard is averaging 14.6 points and 12 boards per game.
The last played the Trailblazers in Portland before the all-star break in which they were defeated 116-103. James Harden had himself a night, almost completely a triple-double. Harden ended up with 34 points, 11 assists, and 9 rebounds.
Dwight Howard also put up an impressive stat line with 28 points and 13 rebounds.
The Rockets are looking to make a big push into the playoffs here in the second half of the season, where they currently stand one spot out currently in the 9 spot.
The Suns have really struggled thus far in their season, and they ended the first half on a bad note losing their last 9 games. During that span they were scoring, on average, 95.4 points per game, and giving up a significant 107.5 points per contest.
The Suns are led by a pair of guards that originated at the University of Kentucky, Eric Bledsoe and Brandon Knight.
Bledsoe is averaging 20.4 points per game to go with 6.1 assists per game. Knight is also having a better year than years past, averaging 19.7 points and 5.1 assists per matchup.
The Suns were last in action on Wednesday, February 10th against the Western Conference leader, the Golden State Warriors where they lost 112-104.
They were led in scoring by guard Archie Goodwin who scored 20 points for the Suns. Pacing him was Dante Booker with 15 points and 10 assists.
The Suns are looking for some sense of confidence in the second half of the season in the Western Conference, where they currently stand in 14th place.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Under is 6-2 in Suns last 8 overall.
- Suns are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 Friday games.
- Over is 19-7 in Rockets last 26 overall.
- Rockets are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Friday games.
Free Houston Rockets vs. Phoenix Suns NBA Prediction:
I think that with or without moving Dwight Howard, the Rockets are going to surge in the second half of the season and move up in the Western Conference standings.
Look for the Rockets to run away with this one on the road in Phoenix.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: UNDER 215.5
James Harden will score at will against this team and Howard with be a force down low and will be too much to handle.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Houston 107 Phoenix 98
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