Suns vs Rockets Prediction NBA Picks 2/23/24

Houston Rockets (24-30) vs Phoenix Suns (33-22)

Game Info: Friday, February 23, 2024 at 8:00 pm (Toyota Center)

Betting Odds: Houston Rockets +3.5 -- Over/Under: 229.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Phoenix Suns and the Houston Rockets duke it out at the Toyota Center on Friday night. Here’s a Suns vs Rockets Prediction.

Phoenix Suns

The Phoenix Suns have been on a nice run as they've won five of their last seven games overall, but they will be hoping to bounce back here after having their two-game win streak halted by the Mavericks in a 123-113 road defeat last night. Devin Booker led the team with 35 points and eight assists, Kevin Durant added 23 points while Eric Gordon chipped in with 16 points. As a team, the Suns shot 48 percent from the field and 15 of 36 from the 3-point line as they kept pace with the Mavericks in a closely contested first half, before they allowed 63 points in the second half to allow the Mavericks off the hook in the end. The Suns will take on the Lakers after this one.

Houston Rockets

Meanwhile, the Houston Rockets have been in a real slump as they've lost six of their last seven games overall and they will be hoping to snap a two-game skid after getting routed by the Pelicans in a 127-105 road loss last night. Ausar Thompson led the team with 22 points on nine of 13 shooting off the bench, Alperen Sengun added 20 points with nine rebounds on six of nine shooting while Cam Whitmore chipped in with 13 points off the bench. As a team, the Rockets shot 43 percent from the field and 15 of 41 from the 3-point line as they struggled right from the start, falling behind by 13 points at halftime, before they leaked 38 points in the third quarter to trail by as many as 29 points at one stage.

Houston Rockets Player Facts

  • Fred VanVleet ranks 4th amongst qualified players for assist:turnover ratio (4.9) this season.
  • Alperen Sengun ranks 3rd amongst qualified Centers for assists per game (5.0) this season.

Phoenix Suns Player Facts

  • Grayson Allen ranks 1st amongst qualified players for 3P% (48.6%) this season.
  • Kevin Durant ranks 6th amongst qualified players for points per game (28.1) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Rockets rank 1st in the league for opponent free throw percentage this season (74.5%).
  • The Rockets rank 3rd in the league for opponent three-point percentage this season (34.8%).
  • The Suns rank 30th in the league for Q4 points per game this season (24.7).
  • The Suns rank 1st in the league for Q3 win percentage this season (67.9%).

Suns vs Rockets Prediction

The Suns are still missing Bradley Beal, while the Rockets are still short handed with Tari Eason still out. The Suns didn't look great in last night's disappointing loss to the Mavericks, but they been in great form overall and I think they can make light work of the Rockets who have lost six of their last seven. Give me the Suns to get the win and cover at the short line.

Peter’s Pick Phoenix -3.5

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