Rockets vs Suns Prediction NBA Picks 2/29/24

Phoenix Suns (34-24) vs Houston Rockets (25-33)

Game Info: Thursday, February 29, 2024 at 9:00 pm (Footprint Center)

Betting Odds: Phoenix Suns -8.5 -- Over/Under: 233.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Houston Rockets need a win after losing 4 of their last 5 games. The Phoenix Suns look for a win after splitting their last 6 games. Let’s preview this game and give out a Houston Rockets vs Phoenix Suns prediction.

Houston Rockets Betting Preview

The Houston Rockets recently beat the Suns while losing to the Thunder and Pelicans. The Houston Rockets are averaging 112.8 points on 45.8 percent shooting and allowing 113.1 points on 46.1 percent shooting. Alperen Sengun is averaging 21.1 points and 9.2 rebounds, while Jalen Green is averaging 17.6 points and 4.8 rebounds. Fred VanVleet is the third double-digit scorer and Dillon Brooks is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The Houston Rockets are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 76.7 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Rockets are allowing 34.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.9 rebounds per game.

Phoenix Suns Betting Preview

The Phoenix Suns recently lost to the Mavericks and Rockets, while beating the Lakers. The Phoenix Suns are averaging 117.5 points on 49.6 percent shooting and allowing 114.5 points on 46.6 percent shooting. Kevin Durant is averaging 28 points and 5.6 assists, while Devin Booker is averaging 27.5 points and 4.6 rebounds. Bradley Beal is the third double-digit scorer and Grayson Allen is grabbing 4 rebounds. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 37.8 percent from beyond the arc and 81 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.

Phoenix Suns Player Facts

  • Kevin Durant ranks 5th amongst qualified players for points per game (28.0) this season.
  • Devin Booker ranks 8th amongst qualified players for points per game (27.5) this season.

Houston Rockets Player Facts

  • Fred VanVleet ranks 4th amongst qualified players for assist:turnover ratio (4.6) this season.
  • Alperen Sengun ranks 4th amongst qualified Centers for assists per game (4.9) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Suns rank 30th in the league for Q4 points per game this season (24.9).
  • The Suns rank 1st in the league for Q3 win percentage this season (65.5%).
  • The Rockets rank 1st in the league for opponent free throw percentage this season (74.8%).
  • The Rockets rank 3rd in the league for opponent three-point percentage this season (34.9%).

Houston Rockets vs Phoenix Suns prediction

I considered the Rockets and the points because the Suns can be hit or miss and Houston did beat Phoenix a week ago as 3 point underdogs. However, the Rockets have been a mess defensively, the losses don't stop, and they've failed to cover 7 of their last 10 games. The Rockets used to be a cover machine, and they're now 29-28-1 ATS on the season. The Suns have gotten their act together over the last month or so, and we're too deep into the season for them to blow games like this. Give me the Suns in a comfortable home win if forced to pick this game.

Randy’s Pick Phoenix Suns -8.5

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