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(51-25) Houston Rockets vs. Phoenix Suns (22-54)
Date: Sunday, April 1
Time: 9:00 PM EST
Venue: Talking Stick Resort Arena – Phoenix, Arizona
NBA Moneyline Odds: Off
NBA Betting Odds: Phoenix +10.5
NBA Betting Total: 234
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Sunday NBA features a full slate of games with 12 contests, but none might be as exciting as this one.
As far apart as these teams are in the standings (Houston sits in third while Phoenix occupies the penultimate spot out West), this has the potential to be one of the most explosive matchups of the season.
Phoenix is a young team with an absolute stud in Devin Booker who can score points at will, as evidenced by his 70-point outburst earlier this season.
Houston is an offensive juggernaut with one of the toughest players in the game to guard, James Harden.
Combine all that with the fact that these two teams run two of the fastest offenses in the game and you have a recipe for a barn-burner.
We’ll get this out of the way now: Pick the over.
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Houston enters this game on a three-game losing streak but has won just six out of its last 10.
On the year, the Rockets are scoring 115.3 points per contest. That number is good enough for 2nd in the league.
Defensively, this squad allows its opponents to score 108.9 points per night. That number puts them at 25th in the Association.
Against the Suns, Houston needs to take care of the ball. Like their own offense, Phoenix takes full advantage of teams that cough up the ball by getting out in transition.
Typically in a game against Phoenix, we’d watch out for teams looking to slow it down and make them uncomfortable. But in this case, the Rockets aren’t likely to change up their own strategy and will instead look to play a clean game than their inferior opponent.
Phoenix enters this game on a 10-game losing streak. For those keeping track at home: That’s not good.
But as previously stated, wins are losses and losses are wins for a team looking to improve draft positioning. So don’t feel too bad for this franchise at the moment.
On the year, the Suns are scoring 107.1 points per contest. That number is good enough for 10th in the league.
Defensively, this squad allows its opponents to score 112.9 points per night. That number puts them at 30th in the Association.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Rockets are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400.
- Rockets are 11-3 ATS in their last 14 vs. NBA Pacific.
- Rockets are 10-3 ATS in their last 13 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of less than .400
- Suns are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall.
- Suns are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games.
- Suns are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Southwest
Free Houston Rockets vs. Phoenix Suns NBA Prediction:
Houston isn’t going to leap into second place out West before the season ends, and it’s unlikely to fall to fourth. So if you’re picking Phoenix ATS, we don’t blame you considering this is the exact type of contest the Rockets could mentally check out of early.
But we’re not buying Phoenix’s ability to keep up as long as Harden is running the show.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Houston ATS
Give this one to the Rockets by a wide margin.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Houston Rockets 125 – Phoenix Suns 112
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