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2021 NBA Handicapping
(34-14) Phoenix Suns vs Houston Rockets (13-36)
Date: Monday, April 5th
Time: 8:00 PM EST
Venue: Toyota Center, Houston, Texas
NBA Moneyline Odds: Suns -599 | Rockets +430
NBA Betting Odds: Suns -10.5
NBA Betting Total: O/U 219.5
On Monday, April 5th the Phoenix Suns travel to Texas to play the Houston Rockets in their second and final meeting of the 2020-21 season. In the initial meeting on January 20th, the Suns won 109-103.
Last season, the squads played three times with the Rockets winning two of the three contests. The Suns hold the all-time record having won one extra game (109) of the 217 the clubs have played.
The Suns are seeking to extend their current win streak to six games in a row and are 23-5 since February 5th. The Suns boast the best road record in the association (16-6). Seven teams have single-digit road losses and all play in the West.
Their most recent win came on Friday against the Thunder and the match was essentially over in the first quarter as Phoenix built a thirty-point lead (43-13). Phoenix shot a blistering 60 percent from the field and 45.5 percent from the perimeter.
Aside from the robust shooting efficiency, the Suns won virtually every key category with 36 assists, 41 rebounds, 12 steals, 8 blocks, 34 fast-break points, and 56 points scored in the paint.
In contrast, the Thunder had 19 assists, 38 rebounds, 6 steals, 3 blocks, 10 fast-break points, and 38 points in the paint.
The Suns went on to capture a 140-103 victory. Devin Booker led the way with 32 points while Chris Paul registered a double-double of 17 points and 12 assists plus five rebounds and three steals.
It seemed 17 was the magic number in the win as a trio of players scored 17 points including CP3 as well as Mikal Bridges and Cameron Johnson.
The other double-figure scorers were Dario Saric and Jae Crowder who each chipped in with 11 points.
Frank Kaminsky is out due to health and safety protocols while Abdel Nader will miss his eighth game due to a knee injury.
Entering this match the Rockets are on a four-game losing streak having lost 26 of their last 28 matches. The most recent loss occurred on Sunday against the New Orleans Pelicans (115-122).
The seven-point loss seems to indicate the Rockets were competitive but the Pelicans were playing without the services of stars Zion Williamson or Brandon Ingram so take it with a grain of salt.
Five Rockets scored in double-figures with reserve Kelly Olynyk leading the scoring with 26 points, eight rebounds, three assists, and a block. Christian Wood registered a double-double of 15 points and 12 rebounds.
Jae’Sean Tate (19), Sterling Brown (12), and Kevin Porter Jr. (12) were the other double-digit contributors for the Rockets.
Danuel House left in the second quarter after spraining his ankle and is expected to miss the game on Monday.
Eric Gordon (groin), Dante Exum (calf), John Wall (knee), and David Nwaba (wrist) all missed the game on Sunday and are expected out again on Monday.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Rockets are 8-2 in their last 10 head to head meetings
- The Suns are 7-3- ATS in the last 10 head to head meetings
- Over/Under is 3-7 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
- The Suns are 12-5 ATS in their last 17 games.
- The total has gone over in 4 of Phoenix’s last 6 games.
- The Rockets are 4-16 ATS in their last 20 games.
Free Phoenix Suns vs Houston Rockets NBA Prediction
A combination of rest advantage, Rockets players out due to injury, and the Suns being the best NBA road team it doesn’t bode well for the Rockets.
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