Phoenix Suns vs. Houston Rockets-12/21/19, NBA, Odds, Pick, & Prediction

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Houston Rockets vs. Phoenix Suns

Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 9:00 PM (Talking Stick Resort Area)

Houston Rockets -5.0 . Total NA

TV: NBATV

The Houston Rockets hit the road for a matchup with the Phoenix Suns.  The Rockets are (19-9), after knocking off the Los Angeles Clippers, 122-117.  The Suns are (11-16), coming off a 120-99 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers.

In the Rockets win over the Clippers, Houston was guided throughout the game by Russell Westbrook.  Westbrook secured a double-double in the win, registering 40 points and 10 rebounds.  Houston shot 50% from the floor and 38% from distance.  The Rockets out scored the Clippers from the foul line, 22 to 15.  The Houston Rockets overcame a 14 points half time deficit and trailed by as many as 17 points, before making the comeback.

In the Suns loss to the Clippers, Phoenix was led on offense by Deandre Ayton.  Ayton who is back off of the suspended list, made a huge impact.  Ayton finished with a double-double, recording 18 points and 12 rebounds.  The Suns shot 40% from the floor and 29% from 3-point range.  Phoenix out worked the Clippers on the offensive boards, collecting 16 offensive rebounds.  In total the Suns out rebounded the Clippers, 50 to 44.

Recent Betting Trends:

Rockets are 13-15 ATS this season.

The under is 16-12 in Rockets games this year.

Suns are 15-11-1 ATS this season.

The over is 14-12-1 in Suns games this year. 

The Suns have a few players on the injured list ahead of their Friday night matchup with the Oklahoma City Thunder.  Ayton has already been ruled out with an ankle injury,  Devin Booker and Cameron Johnson are also questionable for the game. Those players will have to be monitored as this Saturday matchup draws closer.  The Suns have struggled at home, posting a record of 6-10.  Houston has found success on the road, going 9-5.  Seeing that the Suns may not be at full strength or at 100%, I'll side with the Rockets.  Final score prediction, Rockets will win and cover, 117-110.     

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Chris’s Pick HOU -5.0

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.