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Houston Rockets vs Phoenix Suns 2/7/2020 Spread Picks and Prediction

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Houston Rockets vs Phoenix Suns 2-7-2020 Spread Picks and Prediction

Houston Rockets vs Phoenix Suns 2/7/2020 – The Houston Rockets and the Phoenix Suns right now are on contrasting roads. The Rockets are on a four-game winning streak while the Suns are on a four-game skid. They are set to clash on Friday, February 7 at 9:00 pm Eastern Time at the Talking Stick Arena in Phoenix, Arizona. Fox Sports Arizona owns the broadcast rights for this match and they will serve the live stream of the match through NBA League Pass and SofaScore. In this game, the Rockets are seen by NBA Parlay as the team with a huge advantage over the Suns.

Houston Rockets vs Phoenix Suns 2/7/2020

When: February 7, 2020 9:00 PM ET
Where: Talking Stick Arena, Phoenix, Arizona
TV: Fox Sports Arizona
Stream: NBA League Pass / SofaScore

Houston Rockets vs Phoenix Suns 2/7/2020 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Houston Rockets -2 (-108) 236 o (-110) -145

Phoenix Suns
+2 (-108) 236 u (-110) +125
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Houston Rockets Betting

After the trade deadline, the Houston Rockets decided to go full small-ball by trading away Cling Capela and putting 6-foot-7 PJ Tucker at the center position. It may look like a bad move by the Rockets but they just won over the NBA Western Conference leaders, Los Angeles Lakers at the Staples Center. So far, so good and the Rockets are now looking to climb up the standings with this formula. Against the Suns, they will have a test on how to contain DeAndre Ayton but expect this team to run around slow players and make them pay for being slow through this 8 seconds or less offense by Mike D’Antoni.

Players to watch: J. Harden SG 47 GP 47 GS 37.2 MIN 35.8 PTS 1.1 OR 5.4 DR 6.5 REB 7.3 AST 1.7 STL 1 BLK 4.6 TO 3.3 PF 1.6 AST/TO 29.29 PER

R. Westbrook PG 42 GP 42 GS 35.9 MIN 26.4 PTS 1.7 OR 6.3 DR 8 REB 7.4 AST 1.6 STL 0.4 BLK 4.3 TO 3.6 PF 1.7 AST/TO 20.67 PER

E. Gordon SG 26 GP 10 GS 30.2 MIN 15.7 PTS 0.3 OR 1.8 DR 2 REB 1.5 AST 0.6 STL 0.4 BLK 1.1 TO 2.1 PF 1.4 AST/TO 10.88 PER

Phoenix Suns Betting

The Phoenix Suns have been struggling lately and they have been hit with injuries lately. Nonetheless, this core of players are designed around Devin Booker and he has been proving that he deserves to be named an All-Star. Currently, Booker does 26.8 points, 4.1 rebounds and 6.3 assists. It should be a game that the Suns will try to chase down James Harden and Russell Westbrook and their key to this match is to try and slow things down for their bigs to try and maximize their size over the smaller Rockets. This will now depend on how they use Ayton in the paint and how they can get him more involved.

Players to Watch: D. Booker SG 47 GP 47 GS 35.9 MIN 26.8 PTS 0.5 OR 3.6 DR 4.1 REB 6.3 AST 0.8 STL 0.2 BLK 4 TO 3.1 PF 1.6 AST/TO 21.04 PER

K. Oubre Jr. SF 48 GP 48 GS 34.3 MIN 18.5 PTS 1.2 OR 5.4 DR 6.7 REB 1.5 AST 1.4 STL 0.7 BLK 1.6 TO 3.5 PF 0.9 AST/TO 15.08 PER

D. Ayton C 20 GP 15 GS 32.7 MIN 18.3 PTS 4 OR 8 DR 12 REB 2 AST 0.7 STL 1.5 BLK 1.7 TO 3.1 PF 1.2 AST/TO 20.51 PER

Houston Rockets vs Phoenix Suns 2/7/2020 Betting Numbers

Trends

Houston Rockets

Houston are 6-3 ATS in their last 9 games.
Rockets are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games.
Houston are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games against Phoenix.
Houston are 10-0 SU in their last 10 games against Phoenix.
Rockets are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games on the road.
Houston are 11-0 SU in their last 11 games when playing on the road against Phoenix.
Houston are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games this season.
Rockets are 14-6 ATS in their last 20 games against an opponent in the Pacific division.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston’s last 5 games played on a Friday.

Phoenix Suns

Phoenix are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games.
Suns are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Phoenix’s last 19 games against Houston.
Phoenix are 0-7 ATS in their last 7 games at home.
Suns are 0-11 SU in their last 11 games when playing at home against Houston.
Phoenix are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games this season.
Phoenix are 4-14 SU in their last 18 games against an opponent in the Western conference.
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Phoenix’s last 18 games against an opponent in the Southwest division.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Phoenix’s last 5 games played on a Friday.

Injuries

Houston Rockets

Russell Westbrook PG Rest is OUT Friday vs Phoenix

Phoenix Suns

Aron Baynes C Hip is downgraded to OUT Friday vs Houston
Tyler Johnson SG Knee is downgraded to OUT Friday vs Houston
Frank Kaminsky PF Knee is out indefinitely
Dario Saric PF Ankle is downgraded to OUT Friday vs Houston
Cameron Johnson SG Quad is downgraded to doubtful Friday vs Houston
Ty Jerome PG Calf is downgraded to doubtful Friday vs Houston

Head-to-Head
Houston Rockets Phoenix Suns
24-26-0 Against the Spread 24-26-1
23-27-0 Straight Up 27-24-0
119 Points per Game 112
114 Points Allowed per Game 114
45.26 Offensive FG% 46.09
78.19 Offensive FT% 81.37
34.85 Offensive 3PT% 34.47
45.91 Defensive FG% 47.25
75.96 Defensive FT% 77.32
34.56 Defensive 3PT% 36.55

Houston Rockets vs Phoenix Suns Betting Picks

This game favors the Rockets but the spread is not that wide. as forecasted by Online Sports Betting. With the lack of size, it is still hard to find that the Rockets can gain much success on this and has yet to be proven. Still, they are the much safer bet in this match against the Suns.

Moneyline: The ML given to the Rockets on the road is at -145 while Suns are at +125 if they pull a win.

ATS: It is the Rockets sitting at the -2 while the Suns are on the shorter end of +2 across the spread for this game.

TOTALs: 235 is the predicted total for this game with the Rockets going over while the Suns are the team under.

Score Prediction: 118 – 114 Rockets