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NBA Game Preview - Suns underdogs vs Rockets at Houston

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Feb 3, 8:00 PM | Toyota Center

Phoenix Suns vs Houston Rockets Odds

8-13TEAM RECORD12-10

Toyota Center features an NBA battle between the host Houston Rockets and the visiting Phoenix Suns in betting action on Friday.

Supporters of the Suns have seen them go 8-13 and 9-12 ATS so far this season, while the Rockets are at 12-10 and 12-10 ATS. In totals betting, the Rockets are 9-13, while the Suns are 7-13-1.

View Phoenix vs Houston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Houston opened as 7-point favorites, while the NBA total was set at 197 for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Rockets sit at No. 13 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Suns are at No. 22 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Rockets will win this game 98-92.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Houston's No. 4-rated squad against Phoenix's No. 23-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Houston rates No. 11 in the league with 6.9 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 14 with 6.4 per outing.

Defensively, the Suns feature the league's No. 18-rated defense on the road, allowing 96.9 points per game. Houston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 8 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for Phoenix, they were a 120-103 winner as they battled the Hornets on the road. The Suns covered in the match as a 1-point underdog, while 223 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Steve Nash poured in 30 points for Phoenix on Wednesday, as they defeated New Orleans 120-103 at New Orleans Arena.

In their last action, Houston was a 99-91 loser on the road against the Spurs. They failed to cover the 5.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (190) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Houston got 29 points from Kevin Martin en route to a 99-91 loss against San Antonio on Wednesday at AT&T Center.

Phoenix Suns Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Charlotte are 3-7
After playing New Orleans are 5-5
After a win are 3-7

Houston Rockets Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Minnesota are 4-6
After playing San Antonio are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

A few Suns at Rockets trends to consider:
Phoenix is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Phoenix's last 5 games on the road
Phoenix is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games when playing on the road against Houston
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Phoenix's last 6 games when playing Houston
Houston is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games at home
Houston is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Houston's last 15 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games when playing Phoenix

Next up:
Phoenix home to Charlotte, Saturday, February 4
Houston at Minnesota, Saturday, February 4

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