Rockets vs Suns Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/7/2020
Game: Houston Rockets vs Phoenix Suns
Date: Friday, February 7, 2020
Location: Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, AZ
TV: Fox Sports Arizona
Odds/Point Spread: Houston -4
Devin Booker and the Phoenix Suns (20-31, 3rd in the Pacific Division) play the Houston Rockets (32-18, 1st in the Southwest Division) at Talking Stick Resort Arena on Friday, February 7, 2020. Phoenix opens this game as 4 point underdogs. The over/under opens at 222.
The Rockets cover the spread 48.0% of the time, having gone 24-26-0 ATS. Phoenix is covering 48.0% of the time, going 24-26-1 against the spread.
Key Houston Rockets Injuries
02/06/20 PF Jordan Bell Acquired is probable Thursday vs LA Lakers
02/06/20 SF Robert Covington Acquired is probable Thursday vs LA Lakers
02/04/20 PG Russell Westbrook Thumb is questionable Thursday vs LA Lakers
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
02/05/20 C Aron Baynes Hip is questionable Friday vs Houston
02/05/20 SF Dario Saric Ankle is questionable Friday vs Houston
02/05/20 SG Ty Jerome Calf is questionable Friday vs Houston
02/05/20 PF Cameron Johnson Quad is questionable Friday vs Houston
02/05/20 SG Tyler Johnson Knee is questionable Friday vs Houston
01/04/20 PF Frank Kaminsky Knee is out indefinitely
James Harden comes into this game averaging 35.8 points per contest while playing 37.2 minutes per night this year. He grabs 6.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 7.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is 87%. Russell Westbrook averages 26.4 points per contest in 35.9 minutes per game. He averages 7.4 assists per game and 8.0 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% for the season while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Devin Booker scores 26.7 points per contest while playing 36.1 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.1 rebounds per contest and has 6.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is at 92%. Kelly Oubre averages 18.8 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 34.4 minutes per game. He also brings in 6.6 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
Houston averages 118.8 points per contest, which is 2nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 4.3 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 22nd. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 22nd in the NBA. They average 46.3 boards per contest and 21.6 assists per game, which ranks them 6th and 28th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 18th with 14.6 per game. The Rockets allow 114.5 points per contest, which is 22nd in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 17th and 11th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 46.8 rebounds a game which ranks 27th, and they allow 25.5 assists per game which puts them in 25th place in the league. They force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Phoenix is 13th in the NBA with 112.5 points per contest this season. They are 13th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -1.45. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 23rd in the league. They are 21st in the NBA in rebounding with 43.6 boards per contest and 2nd in assists per game with 26.9. The Suns are 16th in turnovers per contest with 14.7. The Suns give up 113.9 points per game, which ranks them 20th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 24th and 24th in those defensive statistics. They rank 14th with 24.1 dimes allowed per game and 11th with 44.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Suns are 27th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.9 per contest this year.
The Rockets are 2nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 114, and their defensive rating of 109.9 is ranked 15th. In terms of pace they are 2nd in the league with 103.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 7th. As a team they are 6th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 48% of their shots, ranking 1st in the league. Houston is 22nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 15th in the league.
Phoenix is 16th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 9th in the NBA. The Suns are 18th in the league in defensive rating with 111.3, and their offensive rating of 109.8 is ranked 19th. They are 10th in the NBA in pace with 101.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 19th. As a unit they are 13th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 21st in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Rockets/Suns NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Phoenix +4
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