Phoenix Suns vs. Houston Rockets - 12/7/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Game: Phoenix Suns vs Houston Rockets
Date: Saturday, December 7, 2019
Location: Toyota Center in Houston, TX
TV: AT&T Sportsnet - Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Houston -10
Toyota Center is the site where James Harden and the Houston Rockets (14-7, 2nd in the Southwest Division) will play the Phoenix Suns (10-11, 3rd in the Pacific Division) on Saturday. Phoenix opens this game as 10 point underdogs. The O/U is set at 239.5.
The Suns are covering the spread 57.1% of the time, having gone 12-9-0 ATS. Houston is covering 52.4% of the time, going 11-10-0 against the spread.
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
12/5/2019 Aron Baynes C Calf Expected to be out until at least Dec 7
Key Houston Rockets Injuries
12/5/2019 Nene C Hip Expected to be out until at least Dec 13
11/12/2019 Eric Gordon SG Knee Expected to be out until at least Dec 13
10/28/2019 Gerald Green SG Foot Expected to be out until at least Apr 15
Kelly Oubre averages 17.1 points per contest in 31.7 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.6 assists per game and 6.1 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% for the season while his free throw percentage is 78%. Devin Booker comes into this game averaging 25.0 points per contest while playing 35.6 minutes per night. He grabs 3.9 rebounds per contest and distributes 6.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is 95%.
Russell Westbrook averages 21.7 points per game and he sees the court an average of 34.2 minutes per game. He also hauls in 8.1 rebounds per game and dishes 7.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 74%. James Harden scores 38.7 points per contest while playing 37.6 minutes per game. He hauls in 6.1 rebounds per contest and has 7.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 88%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Suns allow 114.1 points per contest which is 21st in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 25th and 22nd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 45.4 rebounds a game which ranks 14th, and they allow 24.9 assists per game which puts them in 20th place in the league. They force 17.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the NBA. Phoenix averages 115.6 points per contest, which is 5th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.4 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 9th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 10th in the NBA. They average 42.0 boards per contest and 28.2 assists per game, which ranks them 26th and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 23rd with 14.2 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Rockets give up 115.2 points per game, which ranks them 25th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 16th and 14th in those defensive statistics. They rank 28th with 26.1 dimes allowed per game and 25th with 46.6 boards surrendered per contest. The Rockets are 24th in the league in forcing turnovers with 16.4 per contest. Houston is 2nd in the NBA with 120.8 points per contest this season. They are 23rd in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 5.6. They shoot 34% from beyond the arc, which is good for 25th in the league. They are 4th in the NBA in rebounding with 48.2 boards per contest and 26th in assists per game with 22.0. The Rockets are 12th in turnovers per contest with 15.7.
The Suns are 6th in the league in defensive rating with 110.5, and their offensive rating of 111.8 is ranked 19th. They are 10th in the NBA in pace with 102.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 9th. As a unit they are 8th in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 10th in the NBA. Phoenix is 23rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 10th in the NBA.
Houston is 18th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 13th in the league. The Rockets are 3rd in the NBA in offensive rating with 114.2, and their defensive rating of 108.8 is ranked 15th. In terms of pace they are 3rd in the league with 104.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 10th. As a team they are 4th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 51% of their shots, ranking 1st in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Houston -10 and over 239.5 total points
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