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Houston RocketsPhoenix Suns
March 18, 9:00 PM | US Airways Center

Houston Rockets vs Phoenix Suns Odds

24-21TEAM RECORD22-22

The NBA betting slate features a clash between Phoenix and Houston on Sunday, with the host Suns trying to win for fans supporting them with their cheers and their money.

Supporters of the Rockets have seen them go 24-21 and 23-21-1 ATS so far this season, while the Suns are at 22-22 and 22-22 ATS. In totals betting, the Suns are 16-26-2, while the Rockets are 20-25.

View Houston vs Phoenix Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Phoenix opened as 6-point favorites, while the NBA total was set at 202.5 for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Suns at No. 21 and the Rockets at No. 19 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 98-96 result in favor of the Rockets.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Phoenix's No. 15-ranked offense, averaging 96.4 PPG, against a Rockets defense that ranks No. 21 at 97.6 PPG. The Suns field goal percentage has averaged 45.3% so far, almost the same as the Rockets shooters have achieved on the year, 45.3% per game.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Rockets own the league's No. 25-rated mark, allowing 101.4 points per game when on the road. Phoenix, on the other hand, rates No. 13 in home scoring.

In their last action, Houston was a 95-91 loser on the road against the Clippers. They covered the 7.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (186) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Courtney Lee went off for 25 points and added 5 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Los Angeles defeated Houston, 95-91 at STAPLES Center.

In their last action, Phoenix was a 109-101 winner at home against the Pistons. They covered the 5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (210) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Phoenix earned a 109-101 victory over Detroit on Friday, getting 23 points from Jared Dudley at US Airways Center.

Houston Rockets Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing LA Lakers are 4-6
After playing LA Clippers are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5

Phoenix Suns Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Miami are 6-4
After playing Detroit are 3-7
After a win are 6-4

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

Next up:
Houston home to LA Lakers, Tuesday, March 20
Phoenix at Miami, Tuesday, March 20