Houston Rockets vs Phoenix Suns Vegas Odds & Free NBA Basketball Expert Picks
Friday, January 12, 2018
by Liev Jackson

Houston Looks For Third Straight Win as They Visit Phoenix

Houston Rockets vs Phoenix Suns Vegas Odds & Free NBA Basketball Expert Picks

Houston Rockets (29-11) vs
Phoenix Suns (16-26)

Time: 10:30 PM ET
Date: Friday, January 12, 2018
Where: Talking Stick Resort Arena, Phoenix, Arizona
Watch on: ESPN, AT&T SportsNet Southwest, FS Arizona
Odds: Rockets -7½
Total O/U: 227

Houston has been without James Harden for five games and are 3-2 in that span. Their most impressive win in this recent stretch was their last game, a 121-112 victory over Portland. Chris Paul led the way with 37 points and 11 assists. Eric Gordon added another 30. Portland cut a 14-point fourth quarter deficit to three with three minutes left, but Houston went on a 6-2 run to pull away.

Phoenix is just 16-26, but they are 4-3 in their last seven including a 114-100 win over Oklahoma City last time out. They are also 7-5 in their last 12. This is a young team going through major growing pains, but clearly they are showing glimpses of potential. Against the Thunder they got career performance from the two most recent fourth overall picks. Dragan Bender had 20 and Josh Jackson had 17 off the bench while starters Devin Booker and TJ Warren had 26 and 23 respectively.

Houston Rockets vs. Phoenix Suns Betting Odds & Team Stats

Gm# Team
Opener
817 Houston
-7½
818 Phoenix
111
 
 
Houston Rockets
 
Phoenix Suns
29-11
Won 2
142
19-20-1
115.03
107.30
7.73
8-12-1
11-8
21-19
14-7
7-12
Record
Streak
Last Meeting
ATS
Offense
Defense
Diff.
ATS Home
ATS Away
O/U Record
O/U Home
O/U Away
Injuries
16-26
Won 1
116
20-20-2
105.71
112.14
-6.43
9-12-1
11-8-1
21-21
10-12
11-9

Houston Rockets vs. Phoenix Suns Betting Trends & Predictions

Houston:
Houston is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games
Houston is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games
Houston is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Houston is 14-5 SU in its last 19 games on the road
Houston is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road

Phoenix:
Phoenix is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Phoenix's last 16 games
Phoenix is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
Houston is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Houston is 14-5 SU in its last 19 games on the road
Houston is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road

The result:
Houston is -7½ point favorites. The Suns are playing better basketball and have nothing much to lose. That kind of freedom helps to produce upsets. I don’t think we’ll see that here, but a cover is certainly within their reach. The Pick: Rockets 118-112.

Liev Jackson NBA Predictions: Phoenix +7½
Total O/U:
Over 227
NBA Record: 6-10   /   -5.0 Units in January

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chris paul - devin booker - dragan bender - eric gordon - houston rockets - james harden - josh jackson - phoenix suns - tj warren

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