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2021 NBA Handicapping
(1-6-0) Houston Rockets vs. Phoenix Suns (3-3-0)
Date: Thursday, November 04
Time: 10:00 PM ET
Venue: Footprint Center Phoenix, Phoenix, Arizona
NBA Moneyline Odds: Rockets +430 Suns -590 (Bet Now!)
NBA Betting Odds: Rockets +10.5 Suns -10.5
NBA Betting Total: 217
Last season the Rockets and Suns met up for three contests. To no one’s surprise, the Rockets lost all three contests. Combined, Phoenix scored 368 points to 353 for the Rockets.
These games were very high scoring as Houston averaged 117 points per game, while Phoenix scored 122.
The Houston Rockets enter today’s game having lost 5 straight games. As of late, the Rockets have really struggled to pick up wins, having won just 1 of their past 7 contests.
As the road team, the Rockets travel to Phoenix with a negative plus-minus of rating -10.0 points. Overall the Rockets are ranked 26th among NBA teams in point differential (-7.9).
Among NBA teams they have played the 22nd toughest schedule.
Despite their losing record, bettors taking the Houston Rockets to cover the spread has been a winning bet as they are covering the spread in 57.10%% of their games.
Their season-long plus-minus against the spread is 0.4.
On offense, the team’s leading scorer is PF Christian Wood. So far, Wood is averaging 20.14 points per game. The Rockets’ best three-point shooter has been Eric Gordon, connecting on 2.5 shots from downtown per game.
Along with being their best scorer, Wood has been in charge of cleaning up the glass, hauling in 12.14 boards per game.
The Phoenix Suns enter today’s game, having won 2 straight games. In their past 6 contests, the Suns have played at a .500 rate, going 3-3.
This has come while playing the 24th toughest schedule. As they get set to host the Rockets, Phoenix has a positive home plus-minus of 1.5 points.
Overall the Suns are ranked 22nd among NBA teams in point differential (5.5).
For bettors, taking the Phoenix Suns to cover the spread has been a losing bet as they are covering the spread in 33.30% of their games. Their season-long plus-minus against the spread is -7.1.
On offense, the team’s leading scorer is SG Devin Booker. So far, Booker is averaging 21.83 points per game.
The Suns’ best three-point shooter has been Mikal Bridges, connecting on 1.83 shots from downtown per game. Deandre Ayton is Phoenix’s best rebounder, grabbing11.4 boards per game.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Rockets are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games following a straight-up loss.
- Under is 7-1 in Rockets last 8 overall.
- Over is 12-3 in the last 15 meetings in Phoenix.
- Rockets are 9-4 ATS in the last 13 meetings in Phoenix.
Free Houston Rockets vs. Phoenix Suns NBA Prediction
A key matchup to watch will be how the Suns will respond to the Rockets’ preference to play at a fast pace. In the past, they have slowed down fast-paced teams by 4 possessions per game.
On average, they beat fast-paced teams 66% of the time. This matchup is troublesome for Houston who defeats slow-paced teams just 16% of the time.
Defensively, the Suns have a good matchup with one of the league’s worst teams in offensive efficiency. However, on average, such teams score 4 points per possession above expectation against Phoenix.
If the Rockets are going to keep it close, they will need to perform better than their historical record vs good offensive teams. Opponents among the league’s best in offensive efficiency score 5 points above expectation.
When the Suns play bad defensive teams they win 74% of their games by an average margin of 7 points. In the instances when Houston plays good defensive teams, they are a below-average unit, winning 38% of the time.
This season, taking the Suns on the spread has been a losing bet. I like this game to finish above its total of 217.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Over 217
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