Phoenix Suns vs. Houston Rockets - 2/7/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Houston Rockets (33-18) at Phoenix Suns (20-31)
NBA Basketball: Friday, February 7, 2020 at 9:00 pm (Talking Stick Resort Arena)
The Line: Phoenix Suns +2 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Houston Rockets and Phoenix Suns meet Friday in NBA action at the Talking Stick Resort Arena.
The Houston Rockets look to stay hot after winning seven of their last nine games. The Houston Rockets are averaging 118.8 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 114.5 points on 45.9 percent shooting. James Harden is averaging 35.8 points and 7.3 assists while Russell Westbrook is averaging 26.4 points and 7.4 assists. Eric Gordon is the third double-digit scorer and Danuel House Jr. is grabbing 4.4 rebounds. The Houston Rockets are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 78.3 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Rockets are allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.3 rebounds per game. The Houston Rockets have split their last eight road games.
The Phoenix Suns need a win here to snap a four-game losing streak. The Phoenix Suns are averaging 112.5 points on 46.3 percent shooting and allowing 113.9 points on 47.3 percent shooting. Devin Booker is averaging 26.7 points and 6.3 assists while Kelly Oubre Jr. is averaging 18.8 points and 6.6 rebounds. Deandre Ayton is the third double-digit scorer and Ricky Rubio is dishing 8.7 assists. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 34.7 percent from beyond the arc and 81.4 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Suns are allowing 36.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.6 rebounds per game. The Phoenix Suns have lost three straight home games.
The Rockets are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest, 2-7 ATS in their last 9 road games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Friday games. The Suns are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Friday games, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The over is 5-2 in Rockets last 7 overall. The under is 6-1 in Suns last 7 home games. The Rockets are 8-3 ATS in the last 11 meetings in Phoenix and 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings. The over is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings in Phoenix and 13-6 in the last 19 meetings.
The Houston Rockets are on the end of a back to back and could be a in a letdown spot after a big win over the Los Angeles Lakers. However, I've said time and time again that I don't understand the respect the Phoenix Suns continue to get from oddsmakers, as they're not all that consistent, they don't play much defense and they're 10-15 ATS at home. The Rockets are the clear better team in this game and they've won each of the last 10 meetings against the Suns. I'll gladly lay the bucket.