NBA Matchups  >>  Houston Rockets vs. Phoenix Suns Preview 03/09/2013

 
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The Houston Rockets and the Phoenix Suns will both be trying to pick up a win on Saturday when they battle at US Airways Center.
Oddsmakers currently have the Rockets listed as 7-point favorites versus the Suns, while the game's total is sitting at 211½.
Houston was a 94-88 winner in its last match on the road against the Warriors. They covered the 2.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 182 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.
The Suns were a 121-112 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Kings. They failed to cover the 7.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (233) made winners of OVER bettors.
Houston:
Team record: 34-29 SU, 34-28-1 ATS

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of last 5 games when playing Phoenix
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of last 13 games when playing on the road against Phoenix

When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Phoenix are 4-6
After playing Golden State are 2-8
After a win are 4-6

Phoenix:
Team record: 21-41 SU, 24-36-2 ATS
Current streak: lost 2 straight games.

The total has gone UNDER in 12 of last 14 games at home
is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of last 5 games when playing Houston
is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games when playing Houston

When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Denver are 7-3
After playing Sacramento are 6-4
After a loss are 3-7


NEXT UP:
Houston home to Phoenix, Wednesday, March 13
Phoenix home to Denver, Monday, March 11