Rockets at Suns 1/12/18 - NBA Picks & Predictions
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Houston Rockets vs. Phoenix Suns
NBA: 10:30 PM EST
Jan. 12, 2018
Latest Odds : HOU -7.5 Total 226.5
The Houston Rockets (29 - 11, 14 - 5 Away) are on the road this Friday night in order to take on the hometown Phoenix Suns (16 - 26, 8 - 14 Home). Phoenix will be hosting this game at the Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, AZ. Houston comes into this game having won two of their past three. Phoenix comes into this matchup on the heels of a nice win over Oklahoma City. Houston currently leads Phoenix in their four-game season series, 1 - 0.
The Houston Rockets are the walking wounded right now with James Harden sidelined and a host of other roleplayers banged up. Still, Houston keeps winning thanks to the electric play of Chris Paul (18 PPG, 6 RPG, 9 APG). Houston is scoring 115 PPG on offense this season while shooting 46% from the floor as a squad and they haven't missed a beat with Harden sidelined. Houston is giving up 107 PPG to opposing teams on defense so far this year.
The Phoenix Suns are taking the court with a young roster that has a lot of potential but has thus far failed to live up to it all. Phoenix is led by star guard Devin Booker (25 PPG, 4 RPG, 4 APG) and he'll be the most important player on the court for this game. Phoenix is scoring 106 PPG on offense this season while shooting 44% from the field. Phoenix is struggling defensively as the Suns are giving up 112 PPG to opposing teams thus far this year.
Recent Betting Trends:
Rockets are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 vs. Western Conference.
Suns are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
Under is 4-1-1 in Rockets last 6 road games.
Over is 9-3 in Suns last 12 games playing on 3 or more days rest.
Free Betting Pick: Phoenix Suns +7.5
Hard to be excited about this match-up unless you are sports bettor then have to like the home underdog getting this many points. No James Harden tonight for Rockets is the key as Houston doesn't have near the scoring punch without their all-star. Final Score Prediction, Houston Rockets win and cover ATS 109-105.