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Suns visit Rockets in NBA clash

Phoenix SunsHouston Rockets
March 14, 8:30 PM | Toyota Center

Phoenix Suns vs Houston Rockets Odds

33-31TEAM RECORD33-34

A key NBA battle sees the visiting Suns travelling to Houston Monday to face the Rockets on Monday.

The Rockets bring a 33-34 record (35-30-2 ATS) to the battle against the 33-31 Suns, who are 29-34-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Houston go 35-32 so far and the Suns go 33-31.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 10-rated Rockets and the No. 18-ranked Suns, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 107-105 result in favor of the Rockets.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Houston's No. 3-ranked offense, averaging 105.9 PPG, against a Suns defense that ranks No. 27 at 105.6 PPG. The Rockets field goal percentage has averaged 45.5% so far, less than the Suns shooters have achieved on the year, 47.1% per game.

Defensively, the Suns feature the league's No. 25-rated defense on the road, allowing 106.8 points per game. Houston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 4 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for Phoenix, they were a 111-88 loser as they battled the Magic at home. The Suns failed to cover in the match as a 6-point underdog, while 199 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Suns were blown out by Orlando on Sunday, losing by a 111-88 final at US Airways Center in basketball betting action.

Last time out for Houston, they were a 115-107 loser as they battled the Spurs at home. The Rockets failed to cover in the match as a 1-point favorite, while 222 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Rockets wasted a 28-point performance from Kevin Martin as San Antonio ran past them 115-107 on Saturday at Toyota Center.

Phoenix Suns Trends:
When playing on Monday are 10-0
Before playing New Orleans are 7-3
After playing Orlando are 7-3
After a loss are 7-3

Houston Rockets Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Charlotte are 7-3
After playing San Antonio are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

A few Suns at Rockets trends to consider:
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 on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Phoenix's last 5 games when playing Houston
Phoenix is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games when playing on the road against Houston
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Houston's last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games when playing Phoenix
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 7 games when playing at home against Phoenix
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Houston's last 14 games

Next up:
Phoenix at New Orleans, Wednesday, March 16
Houston home to Charlotte, Wednesday, March 16

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