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Houston Rockets vs Phoenix Suns 12/21/19 Spread Picks and Prediction

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Houston Rockets vs Phoenix Suns 12-21-19 Spread Picks and Prediction

Houston Rockets vs Phoenix Suns 12/21/19 – Saturday night NBA is all set to take place at Talking Stick Arena in Phoenix, Arizona where Houston Rockets will take on Phoenix Suns in a Western Conference game. Houston is still holding onto their 4th spot with an overall 19-9 record on the season. Whereas, Phoenix Suns have declined drastically to the 11th spot in the Western Conference play. The Suns are holding an overall record of 11-16 and they are 7-12 in conference play. It’s time to check out the NBA over under odds in this game with picks and predictions of both teams.

Houston Rockets vs Phoenix Suns 12/21/19

When: December 21, 2019 9:00 PM ET
Where: Talking Stick Arena, Phoenix, Arizona
TV: FSAZ
Stream: NBA League Pass / SofaScore

Houston Rockets vs Phoenix Suns 12/21/19 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Houston Rockets -5 (-110) 235.5 o (-110) -230

Phoenix Suns
+5 (-110) 235.5 u (-110) +190
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Houston Rockets Betting

Houston is currently on a two-game winning streak after their last victory against Los Angeles Clippers. It was a significant win for Houston and they managed to score 122 points by restricting Los Angeles to 117. Houston is a threat in their conference play and their only ambition is to get past Denver Nuggets. The Rockets are five games behind Los Angeles Angels in the top spot. The bright spot for the Rockets is James Harden with a decent average of close to 39 plus points per game.

Players to watch: J. Harden SG (28 GP 28 GS 37.7 MIN 38.5 PTS 1 OR 4.8 DR 5.8 REB 7.5 AST 1.9 STL 0.7 BLK 4.9 TO 3.4 PF 1.5 AST/TO 31.43 PER)
R. Westbrook PG (25 GP 25 GS 35 MIN 23.5 PTS 1.6 OR 6.5 DR 8.2 REB 7.1 AST 1.6 STL 0.4 BLK 4.5 TO 3.8 PF 1.6 AST/TO 18.43 PER)
C. Capela C (24 GP 24 GS 33.4 MIN 14 PTS 4.1 OR 10.3 DR 14.5 REB 1.1 AST 1 STL 2 BLK 1.7 TO 2.7 PF 0.7 AST/TO 21 PER).

Phoenix Suns Betting

Phoenix Suns dropped from their 7th position to the 11th after constantly losing against opponents in conference play. In their last game, Phoenix struggled to get past Los Angeles Clippers and they were forced to settle with a final score of 120-99. The Suns might be playing this game at home, but Houston has taken out the second best team in the Western Conference play. Phoenix will not stand a chance against Houston’s strong shooting game.

Players to watch: K. Oubre Jr. SF (27 GP 27 GS 32.8 MIN 17.7 PTS 1.3 OR 4.7 DR 6 REB 1.4 AST 1.4 STL 0.9 BLK 1.7 TO 3.3 PF 0.8 AST/TO 14.91 PER)
A. Baynes C (18 GP 12 GS 22.4 MIN 13.5 PTS 1.4 OR 3.9 DR 5.3 REB 2.3 AST 0.3 STL 0.8 BLK 1.2 TO 4.1 PF 1.9 AST/TO 19.94 PER)
R. Rubio PG (22 GP 22 GS 31.9 MIN 13.1 PTS 0.8 OR 4 DR 4.8 REB 9.5 AST 1.3 STL 0.2 BLK 2.3 TO 2.5 PF 4.1 AST/TO 15.68 PER).

Houston Rockets vs Phoenix Suns 12/21/19 Betting Numbers

Trends

Houston Rockets

Houston are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games.
Rockets are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games.
Houston are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games against Phoenix.
Houston are 10-0 SU in their last 10 games against Phoenix.
Rockets are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games on the road.
Houston are 10-0 SU in their last 10 games when playing on the road against Phoenix.
Houston are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games against an opponent in the Western conference.
Rockets are 12-4 ATS in their last 16 games against an opponent in the Pacific division.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston’s last 5 games played on a Saturday.

Phoenix Suns

The total has gone OVER in 13 of Phoenix’s last 20 games.
Phoenix are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Phoenix’s last 7 games against Houston.
Phoenix are 1-7 SU in their last 8 games at home.
Phoenix are 0-10 SU in their last 10 games when playing at home against Houston.
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Phoenix’s last 16 games against an opponent in the Southwest division.
Phoenix are 13-6-1 ATS in their last 20 games played in December.
Phoenix are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 games played on a Saturday.

Injuries

Houston Rockets

Gerald Green SG Foot is out indefinitely
Nene Hilario C Abdominal is out indefinitely
Eric Gordon SG Knee is out indefinitely

Phoenix Suns

Deandre Ayton C Ankle is “?” Saturday vs Houston

Head-to-Head
Houston Rockets Phoenix Suns
47-43-3 Against the Spread 36-46
43-46-4 Straight Up 38-44
113 Points per Game 107
108 Points Allowed per Game 116
44.92 Offensive FG% 45.58
78.93 Offensive FT% 80
34.52 Offensive 3PT% 35.34
45.51 Defensive FG% 47.1
75.45 Defensive FT% 77.22
35.86 Defensive 3PT% 36.48

Houston Rockets vs Phoenix Suns Betting Picks

There is no doubt that the NBA game odds are clearly in support of the Houston Rockets in this game. The Rockets will do well to get past Phoenix, especially after coming-off a big win against Los Angeles Clippers.

Moneyline: The Rockets are all set with a moneyline of -230 and the Suns have a moneyline of +190.

ATS: Houston has an ATS of -5 and Phoenix has an ATS of +5.

TOTALs: The total will go over 235.5 for Houston and under 235.5 for Phoenix.

Score Prediction: 127 – 119 Rockets