Rockets at Suns - 2/4/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Houston Rockets (25-25) at Phoenix Suns (14-35)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Talking Stick Resort Arena)
The Line: Phoenix Suns +8.5 -- Over/Under: 213 See the Latest Odds
The Houston Rockets and Phoenix Suns square off Thursday night at the Talking Stick Resort Arena.
The Houston Rockets look for some consistency after splitting their last 12 games. The Houston Rockets are averaging 105.3 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 106.5 points on 46.7 percent shooting. James Harden is averaging 27.9 points and 7.1 assists while Dwight Howard is averaging 14.4 points and 11.8 rebounds. Trevor Ariza is grabbing 4.6 rebounds and Ty Lawson is dishing 3.8 assists. The Houston Rockets are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 71 percent from the free throw line. The Rockets are allowing 36.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.5 rebounds per game. The Houston Rockets have lost six of their last 10 road games. Clint Capela is questionable.
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The Phoenix Suns need a big home victory after losing 10 of their last 11 games. The Phoenix Suns are averaging 100.5 points on 44.1 percent shooting and allowing 106.5 points on 47.3 percent shooting. Markieff Morris is averaging 10.8 points and 5.1 rebounds while Devin Booker is averaging 10.3 points and 1.5 rebounds. Mirza Teletovic is grabbing three rebounds and Archie Goodwin is dishing 1.9 assists. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 36.7 percent from beyond the arc and 74.9 percent from the free throw line. The Suns are allowing 37.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.8 rebounds per game. The Phoenix Suns have lost 11 of their last 16 home games.
The Rockets are 49-21-3 ATS in their last 73 Thursday games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Suns are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Thursday games and 8-20 ATS in their last 28 games overall. The Rockets are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
The SUns continue to remain unbackable, espeically without Bledsoe and Knight on the court. Phoenix looks like a team that's ready to accept a possible top-five pick. The Rockets have too much offense for a banged up Suns team to keep up with. Houston by double digits.