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NBA Suns vs Houston Rockets Prediction 12/27/2023

The Phoenix Suns (14-15) travel to face off against the Houston Rockets (15-13) on Wednesday, December 27th. This game will be played at Toyota Center. Both the Suns and Rockets will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip off is scheduled for 8:00 ET.

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The Suns Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Suns is coming off a loss to the Mavericks in their latest game, ending with a score of 128-114. Despite being behind at halftime 64-54, the Suns picked up the win.

As they look to take on the Rockets, the Suns come in with a 14-15 record which is below .500. When playing on the road, the Suns are 7-6 compared to 7-9 at home.

Phoenix has an overall ATS record of 10-19 for the season so far. Phoenix has failed to cover the spread in four straight road games and are 5-8 ATS on the road compared to 5-11 at home.

The Rockets Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Rockets is coming off a loss to the Pacers in their latest game, ending with a score of 123-117. Besides losing the game outright, the Rockets also fell short against the spread, failing to cover as -3.5 point favorites. Concerning the over/under, the total of 240 points remained below the established over/under line of 240.5.

At home this season, the Rockets are 12-3 compared to 3-10 on the road. Overall, they are 15-13 and have gone 2-1 in their last three games.

Houston has an ATS record above .500, currently standing at 18-9 against the spread. This season, Houston has a 7-2 record against the spread when they are favored, and they are 11-7 when playing as underdogs.

Suns Offense Breakdown

The Suns come into today’s game as the 16th ranked scoring offense at 114.5 points per game. When looking at the team’s pace of play, the Suns are currently below the league average in possessions per game, averaging just 97.9 per contest. This deliberate style of basketball has played a role in the unit ranking just 27th in made shots per game.

Rockets Offense Breakdown

Houston has recorded an average of 111.8 points per game (24th) throughout 28 games games. So far, the Rockets are averaging 97.8 possessions per game, which places them below the NBA average. A key aspect of the team’s offensive struggles is the fact that they not only play at a slow pace, but they struggle to score inside. Heading into today’s game, Houston is just 21st in shots made inside the arc.

Suns Team Defense

On defense, Suns is currently around the league average in points allowed, giving up an average of 114.5 points per game.

In their previous game, the Suns’ defense struggled against the Mavericks, giving up 128 points on a field goal percentage of 53%.

Rockets Team Defense

Coming into today’s game, the Rockets’ defense is giving up an average of 108.3 points per contest.

Opponents are hitting 52.8% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 31.6% of their three-point attempts.

Key Players For The Suns And Rockets

For today’s matchup, we project Kevin Durant to lead the scoring for the Suns, putting up 18 points and shooting at a rate of 6/12. During this season, he is delivering an average of 30.3 points per game, along with 6.2 rebounds.

On the flip side, our predictions place Alperen Sengün as the leading scorer for the Rockets. We expect him to conclude the game with a team-high 14 while also collecting 6 rebounds. Throughout the season, he has maintained a 53.4% field goal shooting rate and is averaging 20.8 points per game.

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  • Through their last ten road games, Phoenix has an ATS record of just 3-7. However, their overall record was 6-4 while averaging 115 points per game.
  • Across their last five home contests, Houston has been good against the spread posting a mark of 3-2. Their overall mark in these games was 3-2, while averaging 114 points per game.
  • As the betting underdog, the Rockets have an ATS record of 3-2 in their last five games. In these matchups their, straight up record was 3-2.
  • The last three games that Phoenix was favored, they have an ATS mark of 0-3 while going 1-2 straight up.

Suns vs Rockets Prediction

In this Suns vs. Rockets matchup, our point-spread bet is on the Rockets at +2.5. While we project the Suns to win 111-110, our recommendation is to bet on the Rockets for the point-spread.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 225, and our model predicts the Suns and Rockets to score a combined 221 points. We recommend betting on the under.

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