Phoenix Suns at Houston Rockets NBA Picks & Predictions 1/28/2018
Sunday, January 28, 2018
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The Phoenix Suns head to Toyota Center to take on the Houston Rockets on Sunday, January 28, 2018. The opening line for this game has Houston as 13.5 point favorites.
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The Suns head into this matchup with a mark of 17-32. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -7.2 as they are averaging 104.9 points per contest while giving up 112.1 per game. The Rockets have an overall mark of 34-13. They currently are 1st in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 114.1 points per contest and giving up 106.5, which is a point differential of 7.6.
Valuable Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 23-24-2 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 23-26-0 against the over/under
Important Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 23-23-1 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 21-25-1 against the over/under
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
10/14/17 PG Brandon Knight Knee is out for season
01/26/18 C Alex Len Ankle is "?" Sunday vs Houston
01/26/18 C Tyson Chandler Illness is "?" Sunday vs Houston
Key Houston Rockets Injuries
No key injuries to report
T.J. Warren comes into this game averaging 19.7 points per contest while playing 32.1 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 5.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is 75%. Devin Booker averages 24.5 points per contest in 34 minutes per game this year. He averages 4.6 assists per game and 4.5 rebounds per contest for Phoenix. His field goal percentage is 43% for the season while his free throw percentage is 89%.
Chris Paul has scored 19.5 points per contest while playing 32.3 minutes per game this season for the Rockets. He hauls in 5.8 rebounds per contest and has 8.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 92%. Eric Gordon averages 19.6 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 32.7 minutes per game. He also brings in 2.4 rebounds per game and 2.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
Phoenix averages 104.9 points per contest this year, which is 19th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -7.14 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 28th. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 29th in the NBA. They average 44.4 boards per contest and 21.1 assists per game, which ranks them 10th and 24th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 4th with 15.8 per game. The Suns allow 112.1 points per contest which is 30th in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 25th and 17th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 44.8 rebounds a game which ranks 25th, and they allow 22.4 assists per game which puts them in 13th place in the league. They force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Houston is 2nd in the NBA with 114.1 points per contest this season. They are 13th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 7.62. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 11th in the league. They are 14th in the NBA in rebounding with 43.8 boards per contest and 18th in assists per game with 22.3. The Rockets are 13th in turnovers per contest with 14.7. The Rockets give up 106.5 points per game, which ranks them 20th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 23rd and 24th in those defensive statistics. They rank 15th with 23 dimes allowed per game and 3rd with 41.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Rockets are 20th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.1 per contest this year.
The Suns are 27th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105, and their defensive rating of 112.1 is ranked 1st. In terms of pace they are 4th in the league with 99.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 30th. As a team they are 26th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 20th in the league. Phoenix is 7th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 13th in the league.
Houston is 17th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 6th in the league. The Rockets are 2nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 114.8, and their defensive rating of 107.1 is ranked 19th. In terms of pace they are 8th in the league with 99 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 2nd. As a team they are 2nd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 51% of their shots, ranking 1st in the league.
Who will win tonight's Suns/Rockets NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Phoenix +13.5
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