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Houston RocketsPhoenix Suns
April 15, 10:00 PM | US Airways Center

Houston Rockets vs Phoenix Suns Odds

45-35TEAM RECORD24-56

The Suns will be trying to slam the Rockets on Monday when the teams tip off at US Airways Center in NBA betting action.

(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Suns are 24-56 so far on the season, and 31-47-2 ATS vs. the number. The Rockets, meanwhile, are 45-35 and 41-38-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Phoenix go 36-42-2 and the Rockets go 40-40 on the totals.

View Houston vs Phoenix Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Rockets were listed as 7-point favorites at many online sportsbooks (including Sportsbook.ag), with the total listed at 210 earlier in the day (check BetOnline for updates during the day).

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 10-rated Rockets taking on the No. 29-rated Suns in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 105-95 win for the Rockets on Monday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Phoenix's No. 21-ranked offense (94.8 PPG) against a Rockets defense that ranks No. 28 at 102.3 PPG. The Suns have averaged 44.3% from the field per game, less than the Rockets have managed so far this season (46.1% on average).

Defensively, the Rockets feature the league's No. 25-rated defense on the road, giving up 103.7 points per game. Phoenix, meanwhile, comes in at No. 27 in the league in scoring at home.

In their last action, Houston was a 121-100 winner at home against the Kings. They covered the 10.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (221) was profitable news for OVER bettors. The battle between the Rockets and Kings didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Sacramento was handed a 121-100 defeat on Sunday at Toyota Center.

In their last action, Phoenix was a 105-93 loser on the road against the Timberwolves. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (198) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Markieff Morris scored 20 points in a failed effort to lead the Suns to victory (they lost 105-93 to Minnesota at Target Center on Saturday).

Houston Rockets Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing LA Lakers are 4-6
After playing Sacramento are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

Phoenix Suns Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Denver are 8-2
After playing Minnesota are 5-5
After a loss are 1-9

A few Rockets at Suns trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games on the road
Houston is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Houston's last 8 games when playing Phoenix
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Houston's last 16 games
Phoenix is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Houston
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Phoenix's last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Phoenix's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Phoenix's last 8 games when playing Houston

Next up:
Houston at LA Lakers, Wednesday, April 17
Phoenix at Denver, Wednesday, April 17