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Houston Rockets vs. Phoenix Suns - 12/4/13

Phoenix Suns (9-8) at Houston Rockets (13-6)

NBA Basketball: Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 8:00 pm (Toyota Center)

The Line: Houston Rockets 10 -- Over/Under: 210 See the Latest Odds


The Houston Rockets square off against the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday night from the Toyota Center.

Head to head, the Suns are 22-7 ATS in the last 29 meetings and 19-5 ATS in the last 24 meetings in Houston while the underdog is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings. The Rockets are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 home games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall, but just 0-5 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Atlantic. The Suns on the other hand are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 game following a SU loss of more than 10 points, 8-2 ATS in their last 10 road games and 12-5-1 ATS in their last 18 games overall.

Houston Rockets vs. Phoenix Suns - 12/4/13

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It’s a shame there is no line yet out for this game because of the unknown status of Chandler Parsons. It will be a bonus if he plays, but even if he doesn’t, I’m leaning heavily toward the over here. Parsons had been in a shooting slump until he broke out of it in their comfortable win over the Brooklyn Nets last weekend, going a perfect 6-6 from long range. While the Rockets are definitely a better team with him on the floor, they still have plenty of players that can light up the scoreboard.

There was a period there where Houston was not scoring well at all, but that’s not the case anymore as they have averaged 110.7 points over their last 10 games, which is the most by any team over that time period. If you take away that 93 point outing in Memphis two weeks ago when James Harden was out, that number jumps up to nearly 213 per game. As far as the Phoenix Suns are concerned, they are still scoring at a high clip as they have poured in 103.4 points per game over their last nine outings. Defensively, the Suns have been one of the worst teams in the NBA over the last couple of weeks, allowing 104.7 points over their last nine contests.

Check back when the line is released...

Dan’s Pick: Over 210

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