Houston Rockets vs Phoenix Suns NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Houston Rockets vs Phoenix Suns Prediction 3/2/2024

The Houston Rockets (25-34) travel to face off against the Phoenix Suns (35-24) on Saturday, March 2nd. This game will be played at Footprint Center in Phoenix and televised on AZFa. The Suns are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Rockets are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Rockets. Tip-off is set for 9:00 ET.

Rockets vs Suns

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The Rockets Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Jalen Green led Houston with 34 points against the Suns, the highest on the team. He finished with a field goal percentage of 33.3% in the game. Fred VanVleet put up 21 points which was 2nd on the team, but it wasn’t enough as Houston ended up losing the game with a final score of 110-105.

In the Rockets’ last five games, they have gone 1-4 and have an overall record of 25-34. As of now, the team is in 12th place in the Western Conference and is 3rd in the Southwest division.

Presently, Houston boasts an ATS record of 30-28, which is above .500 against the spread. As the favorite this season, Houston is 12-7 vs. the spread while going 18-21 as the underdog.

The Suns Are Coming Off A Win

The Suns took down the Rockets in their most recent game with a final score of 110-105. The game began with the Suns as -8.5-point favorites, but their 5 resulted in an ATS loss. Regarding the over/under, the combined score of 215 points ended up below the over/under line of 231.

With an overall record of 35-24, the Suns are looking to extend their two game winning streak. Against Western Conference teams, the Suns are 21-17 and 14-7 in non-conference play.

So far, Phoenix is below .500 in their ATS record, currently standing at 24-34. In their last three road games, Phoenix has been unable to cover the spread, and they hold an ATS record of 12-16 on the road as opposed to 12-18 at home.

Rockets Offense Breakdown

Through 59 games games, Houston is averaging 112.7 points per game (21st).

The Rockets are 21st in the NBA in scoring at 112.7 points per game. However, they have struggled on the road, averaging just 110.3 points per game away from home (23rd).

Houston is 13th in the league in pace at 99.5 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, they are 28th in the NBA at 45%.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Rockets are 20th in made threes per game (12.1) and 15th in attempts (34.8). However, they are just 28th in three-point shooting percentage at 34%.

Suns Offense Breakdown

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The Phoenix offense will take the floor in today’s game with the league’s 11th ranked offense at 117.4 points per game.

At home, the Suns are averaging 117.5 points per game, which is 11th in the NBA. Overall, they are 11th in scoring at 117.4 points per game. In terms of pace, Phoenix is 15th in the league with an average of 98.6 possessions per game.

When it comes to their shooting, the Suns are 4th in field goal percentage at 49%. They are also 5th in true shooting percentage. From beyond the arc, Phoenix is 10th in three-point shooting at 37%. However, they are just 22nd in three-point makes per game.

One area where the Suns excel is getting to the free-throw line. They lead the NBA in free throw attempts at 25.4 per game and are 2nd in free throws made at 20.5. In terms of assists, Phoenix is 14th in the league with an average of 26.6 per game.

Rockets Team Defense

Coming into today’s game, the Rockets’ defense is giving up an average of 113.1 points per contest. The Houston defense has allowed opponents to shoot 34.6% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 46.1% of their field goal attempts vs. Houston.

Suns Team Defense

Coming into the game, the Suns defense has held opposing team’s to fewer points than the league average in 35.6% of their games. Currently, they are 15th in the NBA at 114.3 points per game allowed. Phoenix struggled on the boards in their last game vs. the Rockets, giving up 14. For the game, Houston scored 105 points in the game.

Key Players For The Rockets And Suns

Our projections for today’s game indicate that Alperen Sengün will be the primary scorer for the Rockets, with 20 points and going 8/15 from the field. For the season, he has been averaging 20.8 points per game, in addition to 9.1 rebounds.

On the opposing side, we anticipate Devin Booker to be the top scorer for the Suns. Our projection has him finishing the game with 28, and he is expected to secure 4 rebounds. This season, he is shooting at a field goal percentage of 49.6%, and his scoring average is 27.6 points per game.

Rockets vs Suns Trends

  • In their last ten games away from home, the Rockets have a straight up record of 1-9 while going 4-6 vs. the spread. The team averaged 109 points per game in this stretch.
  • Across their five previous home games, Phoenix has an ATS mark of 1-4. Their straight up record in these matchups was 1-4 while averaging 119 points per game.
  • Going back to their previous three games as the underdog, Houston has an ATS mark of 1-2 while going 0-3 straight up.
  • Going back to their last ten games as the favorite, the Suns have a straight up record of 7-3. But, their mark vs the spread was just 6-4.

Rockets vs Suns Prediction

For today’s matchup we are recommending to take the Suns to secure the win, with an expected final score of 141-117. When it comes to the spread, we believe they’ll cover at -9.5.

Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 231.5 and given that our model is projecting 258 points between the teams, we like the over.

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