Rockets vs Suns Prediction NBA Picks 3/2/24

Phoenix Suns (35-24) vs Houston Rockets (25-34)

Game Info: Saturday, March 2, 2024 at 9:00 pm (Footprint Center)

Betting Odds: Phoenix Suns -9.5 -- Over/Under: 228.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Houston Rockets are riding a 3-game losing streak. The Phoenix Suns look to stay hot after winning 7 of their last 10 games. Here’s a Houston Rockets vs Phoenix Suns prediction.

Houston Rockets Betting Preview

The Houston Rockets recently lost to the Thunder and Suns. The Houston Rockets are averaging 112.7 points on 45.6 percent shooting and allowing 113.1 points on 46 percent shooting. Alperen Sengun is averaging 20.8 points and 9.1 rebounds, while Jalen Green is averaging 17.9 points and 4.8 rebounds. Fred VanVleet is the third double-digit scorer and Dillon Brooks is grabbing 3.6 rebounds. The Houston Rockets are shooting 34.7 percent from beyond the arc and 77 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Rockets are allowing 34.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.1 rebounds per game. The Rockets will meet the Spurs, Clippers, and Trail Blazers after this one.

Phoenix Suns Betting Preview

The Phoenix Suns recently lost to the Cavs and Rockets, while beating the Lakers. The Phoenix Suns are averaging 117.4 points on 49.4 percent shooting and allowing 114.3 points on 46.4 percent shooting. Kevin Durant is averaging 27.9 points and 5.7 assists, while Devin Booker is averaging 27.6 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 37.7 percent from beyond the arc and 80.6 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Suns are allowing 36.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.7 rebounds per game.

Phoenix Suns Player Facts

  • Grayson Allen ranks 1st amongst qualified players for 3P% (47.7%) this season.
  • Kevin Durant ranks 5th amongst qualified players for points per game (27.9) 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 1st in the league for free throw attempts per game this season (25.4).
  • The Suns rank 30th in the league for Q4 points per game this season (24.9).
  • The Rockets rank 1st in the league for opponent free throw percentage this season (74.6%).
  • The Rockets rank 28th in the league for assists per game this season (24.5).

Houston Rockets vs Phoenix Suns prediction

I don't want to back the Houston Rockets as much as the next guy, as they don't play much defense and they're 30-28-1 ATS despite being cover machines earlier in the season. With that said, the Rockets competed with the Suns on Thursday, and usually the second game in a short span is even more competitive. There are no surprises between teams after just playing each other. Also, the Suns have a big game against the Thunder on deck for tomorrow, so this feels like a win and get out situation. The Suns aren't trying to run players into the ground against a Rockets team that won't be in the playoffs. Give me the free buckets with the Rockets.

Randy’s Pick Houston Rockets +9.5

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