Phoenix Suns (16-11) vs. Houston Rockets (8-18)
December 13, 2022 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: Houston Rockets +6; Over/Under: +228.5
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The Phoenix Suns and Houston Rockets meet Tuesday in NBA action at the Toyota Center. The Phoenix Suns have lost 4 straight games. The Houston Rockets have split their last 8 games.
The Phoenix Suns are averaging 116.1 points on 47.7 percent shooting and allowing 111.3 points on 47.1 percent shooting. Devin Booker is averaging 27.4 points and 5.8 assists, while Deandre Ayton is averaging 17 points and 9.7 rebounds. Mikal Bridges is the third double-digit scorer and Cameron Johnson is grabbing 3.4 rebounds. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 38.3 percent from beyond the arc and 80.2 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Suns are allowing 36.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.1 rebounds per game.
The Houston Rockets are averaging 110.3 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 116.2 points on 48.2 percent shooting. Jalen Green is averaging 21.6 points and 4 rebounds, while Kevin Porter Jr. is averaging 18.7 points and 5.5 rebounds. Alperen Sengun is the third double-digit scorer and Eric Gordon is grabbing 2 rebounds. The Houston Rockets are shooting 33.9 percent from beyond the arc and 78.2 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Rockets are allowing 36.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46 rebounds per game.
The Suns are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Rockets are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Tuesday games. The over is 6-2 in Suns last 8 overall. The over is 4-1 in Rockets last 5 games playing on 1 days rest. The Suns are 25-9 ATS in the last 34 meetings in Houston.
The Phoenix Suns just don’t look right and can’t be trusted in the favorite role given their current form. The Suns have not only lost 4 straight games, but they’re allowing 50.7 percent shooting in their last five games. The Houston Rockets have shown signs of life these last couple of weeks, and that includes a win over the Bucks. At home, the young, athletic Rockets should be up for this game as well. Give me the points.