Houston Rockets at Phoenix Suns Expert NBA Picks Against the Spread 2/4/2019
Monday, February 4, 2019
Talking Stick Resort Arena
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The Houston Rockets travel to Talking Stick Resort Arena to play the Phoenix Suns on Monday, February 4, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Houston as 8.5 point favorites.
The Rockets head into this matchup with a mark of 30-22. They are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They have a point differential of 1.6 as they average 112.7 points per contest while giving up 111.1 per game. The Suns have an overall mark of 11-43. They currently are 5th in the Pacific Division. They total 106.2 points per contest and give up 115.7, which is a point differential of -9.6.
Valuable Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 24-27-1 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 29-22-0 against the over/under
Important Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 23-31-0 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 25-29-0 against the over/under
Key Houston Rockets Injuries
02/02/19 G Eric Gordon Leg left last game, is questionable Monday vs Phoenix
01/14/19 C Clint Capela Thumb is out indefinitely
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
01/27/19 PG De'Anthony Melton Ankle is out indefinitely
01/24/19 SF TJ Warren Ankle is out indefinitely
James Harden comes into this contest averaging 36.3 points per game while playing 37.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 8.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 87%. Austin Rivers averages 8.7 points per game in 28.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.6 assists per contest and 2.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 54%.
T.J. Warren averages 18.0 points per game while playing 31.6 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.0 rebounds per game and has 1.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 82%. Devin Booker averages 25.0 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.7 rebounds per contest and 6.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
Houston averages 112.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 26th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 21st in the league. They average 41.8 rebounds per game and 20.7 assists per game, which ranks them 27th and 28th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 21st with 13.9 per game. The Rockets allow 111.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 16th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 26th and 3rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.7 rebounds a game which ranks 16th and they give up 23.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 9th place in the league. They force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Phoenix is 23rd in the league with 106.2 points per game this year. They are 17th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -9.6. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 29th in the NBA. They are 30th in the league in rebounding with 39.9 boards per game, and 17th in assists per contest with 23.8. The Suns are 3rd in turnovers per game with 15.8. The Suns surrender 115.7 points per contest, which ranks them 29th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 29th and 28th in those defensive statistics. They rank 28th with 25.8 assists allowed per contest and 25th with 46.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Suns are 25th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.9 per game.
The Rockets are 3rd in the league in defensive rating with 112.7, and their offensive rating of 114.4 is ranked 26th. They are 27th in the NBA in pace with 97.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 6th. As a unit they are 5th in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 51% of their shot attempts, ranking 1st in the NBA. Houston is 15th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 6th in the NBA.
Phoenix is 2nd in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 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 2nd in the league. The Suns are 28th in the NBA in offensive rating with 104.9, and their defensive rating of 114.4 is ranked 29th. In terms of pace they are 13th in the league with 100.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 22nd. As a team they are 21st in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 18th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Rockets/Suns NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Phoenix +8.5
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