The Suns and Rockets are set to face off at 8:00 ET on Spac. The Rockets will host the game at Toyota Center in Houston, TX. The Suns are the favored team in this Western conference contest against the Rockets. The game’s over/under currently sits at 225 points.
PHOENIX SUNS VS HOUSTON ROCKETS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Houston Rockets +2.5
This game will be played at Toyota Center at 8:00 ET on Wednesday, December 27th.
WHY BET THE HOUSTON ROCKETS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 111-110 in favor of the Suns.
- Our projections have Kevin Durant finishing with Kevin Durant points, 3 rebounds and 4 assists.
- From the field, we have the Suns finishing with a field goal percentage of 50.0% and knocking down 12 threes.
Can The Suns Secure a Road Victory?
Over their last ten games, the Suns are 3-7 and have an overall record of 14-15. Currently, they are 11th in the Western Conference and are 5th in the Pacific division.
Phoenix has an overall ATS record of 10-19 for the season so far. Phoenix has gone 6-14 against the spread this season when they are the favorites, and they are 4-5 when playing as underdogs.
The Suns offense is coming off a game in which they scored 114 points vs. the Mavericks. Overall their field goal percentage was 44.4% while connecting on 14 threes. The team’s top scorer is Kevin Durant, who enters today’s matchup with an average of 30.3, while Devin Booker also carries a PPG average of 27.4 into the game.
Coming into today’s game, the Suns’ defense is giving up an average of 114.5 points per contest.
For the season, Phoenix is ranked 21st in fewest fouls per game. Team’s are averaging 23.3 free-throws per game vs. the Suns and have an overall field goal percentage of 46.7%.
Will the Rockets Win at Toyota Center?
Coming into today’s matchup vs. the Suns, the Rockets are above .500 at 15-13 and are looking to build on their success. In the Western Conference, the Rockets are currently 8th while being 3rd in the Southwest division.
Houston comes in with an overall ATS record of 18-9 so far this season. As the favorite this season, Houston is 7-2 vs. the spread while going 11-7 as the underdog.
The Rockets offense is coming off a game in which they scored 117 points vs. the Pacers. Overall their field goal percentage was 48.5% while connecting on 5 threes. The top scorer for the Rockets was Alperen Sengün with 30 points, while Fred VanVleet also added 18 to the scoreboard.
At present, the Rockets’ defense is ranked 2, allowing 108.3 points per game.
The Houston defense has allowed opponents to shoot 31.6% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 44.3% of their field goal attempts vs. Houston.