The Houston Rockets will travel to take on the Phoenix Suns in a Western Conference matchup. The game will be played at Footprint Center in Phoenix and is scheduled to tip-off at 9:00 ET. The Suns (-440) are favored by 9.5 points over the Rockets (+342) and the over/under line is set at 231.5 points.

Phoenix is currently on a two-game winning streak and sits in 5th place in the Western Conference. Houston has lost three straight and is 12th in the West. The game can be seen on AZFa.


The Pick: Phoenix Suns -9.5

This game will be played at Footprint Center at 9:00 ET on Saturday, March 2nd.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 141-117 in favor of the Suns.
  • Our projections have Devin Booker finishing with Devin Booker points, 4 rebounds and 7 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Suns finishing with a field goal percentage of 48.6% and knocking down 15 threes.

Can The Rockets Secure a Road Victory?

Houston has lost three straight games as the underdog and is 11-29 as the underdog this season. Today, they are 9.5-point underdogs and have gone 18-21 against the spread as the underdog.

This season, Houston has an O/U record of 26-33 and the under has hit in four straight games. On average, Rockets games have scored 225.7 points compared to today’s O/U line of 231.5.

In their most recent game against the Suns, the Rockets lost 110-105. They covered the spread as 8.5-point underdogs, and the O/U line for that game was 231 points.

The Rockets are 25-34 this season, which is 12th in the Western Conference. Against the West, they are 17-18 and 7-5 against other teams in the Southwest Division.

When playing on the road, the Rockets are 10-18 against the spread and have an average scoring differential of -6.6 points per game. Overall, they are 5-24 on the road.

When it comes to scoring, the Rockets are 21st in the league at 112.7 points per game. On the road, they are averaging 110.3 points per game compared to 115.0 at home. In terms of field goal percentage, Houston is 28th in the league at 45%.

So far this season, the Rockets have outscored the NBA scoring average in 35.6% of their games. In terms of pace, they are 13th in the league at 99.5 possessions per game. When it comes to three-point shooting, Houston is 28th in the league at 34%.

One area where the Rockets have been successful is getting to the free-throw line. They are 7th in the league in free throw attempts at 23.9 per game. In terms of assists, Houston is 28th in the league at 24.5 per game.

At this time, the Rockets’ defense is positioned 11th in the NBA, permitting 113.1 points per game. The Houston defense has allowed opponents to shoot 34.6% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 46.1% of their field goal attempts vs. Houston.

Can Phoenix Secure a Home Victory?

The Suns have won two straight games as the favorite and are favored by 9.5 points today. This season, they have been favored in 45 of their 59 games and have a record of 30-15 in those games.

On average, the Suns’ games have seen a combined scoring total of 231.7 points, just above today’s O/U line of 231.5. This year, their games have averaged an over/under line of 232.9.

Phoenix’s O/U record for the season is 27-32, and their games have gone under the total in their last five games. This includes their most recent game against the Rockets, which finished with a combined score of 215 points.

In their last game, the Suns defeated the Rockets by a score of 110-105. Phoenix was favored by 8.5 points in that game, giving them the ATS loss. The Suns are currently 5th in the Western Conference with a record of 35-24.

At home, the Suns are averaging 117.5 points per game, which is 11th in the NBA. Overall, they are 11th in scoring at 117.4 points per game. In terms of pace, Phoenix is 15th in the league.

When it comes to field goal percentage, the Suns are one of the best in the NBA. They are shooting 49% from the field, which is 4th in the league. From beyond the arc, Phoenix is 10th in three-point shooting at 37%.

So far this season, the Suns have made the 2nd most free throws per game in the NBA at 20.5. In terms of offensive rebounds, Phoenix is 21st in the league. When it comes to assists, they are 14th in the NBA.

At this time, the Suns’ defense is positioned 15th in the NBA, permitting 114.3 points per game. Most recently, the Suns’ defense put together a solid performance, giving up just 105 points to the Rockets.