Phoenix Suns at Houston Rockets NBA Point Spread Picks 4/7/2019
Sunday, April 7, 2019
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The Phoenix Suns travel to Toyota Center to play the Houston Rockets on Sunday, April 7, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Houston as 16.5 point favorites.
The Suns have a record of 19-61. They are 5th in the Pacific Division. They have a point differential of -9.0 as they average 107.4 points per game while giving up 116.4 per contest. The Rockets have an overall mark of 52-28. They currently are 1st in the Southwest Division. They total 113.5 points per contest and give up 109.1, which is a point differential of 4.5.
Valuable Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 36-44-0 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 36-44-0 against the over/under
Important Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 39-38-3 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 38-40-0 against the over/under
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
04/05/19 C DeAndre Ayton Ankle is questionable Sunday vs Houston
04/05/19 F Richaun Holmes Ankle is questionable Sunday vs Houston
04/04/19 G Devin Booker Ankle is out for season
04/04/19 G Tyler Johnson Knee is out for season
03/21/19 SF Kelly Oubre Jr. Thumb is out for season
01/24/19 SF TJ Warren Ankle is out indefinitely
Key Houston Rockets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh Jackson averages 11.4 points per game in 24.9 minutes per contest. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 4.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 68%. Mikal Bridges comes into this contest averaging 8.2 points per game while playing 29.2 minutes per night. He pulls down 3.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is at 81%.
Chris Paul averages 15.6 points per game and he sees the court an average of 32.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.6 rebounds per contest and 8.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 86%. James Harden averages 36.2 points per game while playing 36.9 minutes per contest. He grabs 6.5 rebounds per game and has 7.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 88%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Suns allow 116.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 29th and 28th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.9 rebounds a game which ranks 26th, and they give up 25.8 assists per contest which puts them in 25th place in the league. They force 15.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the league. Phoenix averages 107.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -9.0 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 16th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 30th in the league. They average 40.4 rebounds per game and 23.9 assists per contest, which ranks them 30th and 20th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 2nd with 15.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Rockets surrender 109.1 points per contest, which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 22nd and 2nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 8th with 23.5 assists allowed per contest, and 16th with 45.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Rockets are 22nd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.1 per game. Houston is 11th in the league with 113.5 points per game this year. They are 25th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 4.5. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 13th in the NBA. They are 28th in the league in rebounding with 41.9 boards per game and 28th in assists per contest with 21.1. The Rockets are 25th in turnovers per game with 13.4.
The Suns are 27th in the league in defensive rating with 114.7, and their offensive rating of 105.9 is ranked 29th. They are 12th in the NBA in pace with 100.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 22nd. As a unit they are 21st in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 21st in the NBA. Phoenix is 2nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 3rd in the NBA.
Houston is 23rd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 13th in the NBA. The Rockets are 2nd in the league in defensive rating with 110.7, and their offensive rating of 115.2 is ranked 17th. They are 26th in the NBA in pace with 97.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 4th. As a unit they are 4th in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 52% of their shot attempts, ranking 1st in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Suns/Rockets NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Houston -16.5
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