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March 8, 9:00 PM | US Airways Center

Houston Rockets vs Phoenix Suns Odds

33-32TEAM RECORD32-29

The Suns will try to cover the spread at US Airways Center on Tuesday when they get a visit from the Rockets in basketball action.

This season the Suns are 32-29 overall and 29-31-1 ATS against the number, while the Rockets are 33-32 and 34-29-2 ATS. As for the totals, Phoenix is 32-29 on the OU, and Houston is 33-32.

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Betting Line:
Sportsbooks have set the Suns as 5.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. The total was listed at 216.5, but may be on the move.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 18-rated Suns and the No. 10-rated Rockets in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 107-105 win for the Rockets on Tuesday.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Phoenix's No. 26-rated squad against Houston's No. 9-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Phoenix rates No. 3 in the league with 8.9 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 6 with 8.2 per outing.

Defensively, the Rockets feature the league's No. 22-rated defense on the road, allowing 106.5 points per game. Phoenix, meanwhile, comes in at No. 5 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for Houston, they were a 123-101 winner as they battled the Kings on the road. The Rockets covered in the match as a 4.5-point favorite, while 224 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Sacramento was run off the court by the Rockets on Monday as Houston blasted the Kings 123-101 at Power Balance Pavilion.

The Suns were a 122-118 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Thunder. They covered the 6–point spread as underdogs, while the total score (240) made winners of OVER bettors. The Suns wasted a 29-point performance from Vince Carter as Oklahoma City ran past them 122-118 on Sunday at Ford Center.

Houston Rockets Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing San Antonio are 5-5
After playing Sacramento are 7-3
After a win are 7-3

Phoenix Suns Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Denver are 8-2
After playing Oklahoma City are 8-2
After a loss are 7-3

A few Rockets at Suns trends to consider:
Houston is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
Houston is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 7 games when playing Phoenix
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Houston's last 10 games when playing on the road against Phoenix
Phoenix is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Houston
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Phoenix's last 5 games
Phoenix is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Houston
Phoenix is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games

Next up:
Houston home to San Antonio, Saturday, March 12
Phoenix home to Denver, Thursday, March 10

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