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Phoenix SunsHouston Rockets
April 13, 8:00 PM | Toyota Center

Phoenix Suns vs Houston Rockets Odds

30-28TEAM RECORD32-26

Houston looks to cover the Rockets-Suns pointspread on Friday and improve its overall 32-26 mark when they host Phoenix in NBA action.

The Rockets are 32-26 so far on the season, and 31-26-1 ATS vs. the number. The Suns, meanwhile, are 30-28 and 31-27 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Houston go 26-32 and the Suns go 22-34-2 on the totals.

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Betting Line:
Sportsbooks have set the Rockets as 4-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. The total was listed at 199, but may be on the move.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Rockets - Suns odds would favor the Rockets if the lines were set according to power ranks. Houston is rated No. 17 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Suns sit at No. 20. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 99-98 win for the Rockets.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Houston's No. 8-ranked offense (98.3 PPG) against a Suns defense that ranks No. 20 at 97.7 PPG. The Rockets have averaged 45.2% from the field per game, less than the Suns have managed so far this season (45.8% on average).

Defensively, the Suns feature the league's No. 20-rated defense on the road, allowing 99 points per game. Houston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 9 in the league in scoring at home.

In their last action, Phoenix was a 104-93 loser on the road against the Grizzlies. They failed to cover the 5.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (197) was profitable news for OVER bettors. The Suns endured a 104-93 loss at the hands of the Grizzlies on Wednesday, despite a 19-point effort from Marcin Gortat at FedExForum.

Last time out for Houston, they were a 103-91 loser as they battled the Jazz at home. The Rockets failed to cover in the match as a 6-point favorite, while 194 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Houston suffered a 103-91 loss against Utah on Wednesday, getting 19 points from Goran Dragic in a losing effort at Toyota Center.

Phoenix Suns Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing San Antonio are 8-2
After playing Memphis are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3

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

A few Suns at Rockets trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Phoenix's last 5 games when playing Houston
Phoenix is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing Houston
Phoenix is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Phoenix's last 7 games on the road
Houston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games when playing Phoenix
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Houston's last 10 games at home
Houston is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games at home

Next up:
Phoenix at San Antonio, Saturday, April 14
Houston at Denver, Sunday, April 15