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April 9, 8:00 PM | Toyota Center

Phoenix Suns vs Houston Rockets Odds

23-54TEAM RECORD43-34

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

The Rockets sit at 43-34 (40-36-1 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Suns are currently 23-54 (29-46-2 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Houston is 39-38 OU, and Phoenix is 36-39-2 OU. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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Betting Line:
Oddsmakers at 5Dimes opened the Rockets as 16-point favorites in this matchup earlier today, while the OVER/UNDER line was sitting around 212 earlier at GTbets.eu.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Rockets - Suns odds would favor the Rockets if the lines were set according to power ranks. Houston is rated No. 10 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Suns sit at No. 29. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 105-95 win for the Rockets.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Suns rank No. 17 in the league with 41.5 per game. That compares with Houston’s No. 8 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Houston is the NBA’s No. 2-ranked team at 10.6 per game, while the Suns rate No. 27 with 5.7 per contest.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Suns own the league's No. 30-rated mark, allowing 105.7 points per game when playing on the road. Houston, on the other hand, rates No. 2 in scoring on their home court.

Last time out for Phoenix, they were a 95-92 loser as they battled the Hornets at home. The Suns failed to cover in the match as a 2-point underdog, while 187 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Phoenix suffered a 95-92 loss against New Orleans on Sunday, getting 18 points from Markieff Morris in a losing effort at US Airways Center.

The Rockets were a 132-114 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Nuggets. They failed to cover the 6-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (246) made winners of OVER bettors. Houston suffered a 132-114 loss against Denver on Saturday, getting 23 points from Jeremy Lin in a losing effort at Pepsi Center.

Phoenix Suns Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Dallas are 5-5
After playing New Orleans are 3-7
After a loss are 1-9

Houston Rockets Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Memphis are 5-5
After playing Denver are 3-7
After a loss are 8-2

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

Next up:
Phoenix at Dallas, Wednesday, April 10
Houston home to Memphis, Friday, April 12

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