Houston Rockets vs Phoenix Suns Prediction, 4/12/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Houston Rockets vs Phoenix Suns
Date: Monday, April 12, 2021
Location: Phoenix Suns Arena in Phoenix, AZ
TV: Bally Sports AZ
Odds/Point Spread: Houston (+10.5)
The Houston Rockets (14-39) go to Phoenix Suns Arena on Monday where they'll take on the Phoenix Suns (37-15). Houston opens this matchup as 10.5-point underdogs. The over/under opens at 227.
The Houston Rockets took the court against the Golden State Warriors and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 125-109 in their last contest. Houston finished the game having earned a 46.6% FG percentage (41 of 88) and converted 13 out of their 37 3-point shots. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Rockets made 14 of 20 attempts for a percentage of 70.0%. When it comes to rebounding, they compiled 45 with 13 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 25 assists for the game in addition to forcing the other team into 16 turnovers and having 8 steals. With respect to the defense, Houston allowed the other team to shoot 53.8% from the field on 49 out of 91 shooting. Golden State doled out 31 dimes and had 13 steals for the contest. Additionally, Golden State collected 45 rebounds (9 offensive, 36 defensive) and added 3 blocks. Golden State finished the game at 81.3% when shooting free throws by converting 13 of 16 attempts. They buried 14 out of their 35 shots from 3-point range.
John Wall is one guy who was a major factor in the game. He totaled 30 points on 11 out of 19 shooting. He played 36:54 minutes and grabbed 2 boards. Wall shot 57.9% from the field and distributed 7 assists. Another guy that was a major contributor in this game for the Rockets was Christian Wood. He collected 7 rebounds in his 35:06 min on the court. He finished the game shooting 57.1% from the field for this game by connecting on 8-of-14 (18 points). In all, Wood had accumulated 3 assists.
Houston steps onto the hardwood with a mark of 14-39 for the season. They currently have an average of 107.7 points per game (24th in basketball) on 44.0% from the floor. The Rockets are hitting 33.6% from downtown (714 of 2,126) and 73.9% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Houston is snagging 42.3 boards per game and has totaled 1,215 dimes this year, which is 25th in the league in terms of passing the ball. They are giving up possession 14.5 times per contest and as a group they commit 19.8 fouls per game. When they are on the defensive end, the Rockets have forced 15.0 turnovers per game while drawing 19.8 fouls. They concede 37.6% on 3-pointers and they are 24th in the league in opponents PPG (114.2). The Rockets defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 47.1% (793 of 1,052) and they surrender 47.9 boards per game as a squad. They are ranked 20th in the NBA in giving up assists to their opponents with 1,315 relinquished this season.
In their last game, the Phoenix Suns went home victorious with a score of 134-106 when they played the Washington Wizards. The Suns were able to pull down 40 defensive boards and 5 offensive boards for a total of 45 for the matchup. They also turned the ball over 3 times, while earning 8 steals for the game. The Wizards earned 12 fouls in the matchup which took the Suns to the charity stripe for a total of 7 attempts. They were able to knock down 7 of them for a clip of 100.0%. In terms of 3-point attempts, Phoenix converted 17 out of their 43 attempts (39.5%). When this game wrapped up, the Suns ended up shooting 55 for 107 from the floor which gave them a rate of 51.4%. The Suns allowed the Wizards to convert 39 of 84 tries from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 46.4% for the matchup. They finished shooting 36.0% from beyond the perimeter by going 9 of 25 and finished the contest at 19 out of 28 from the free throw line (67.9%). With respect to how they attacked the glass, Phoenix permitted Washington to collect 49 in total (7 on the offensive glass).
Devin Booker ended up being a major contributor for the Suns for this game. He knocked down 11 of 24 for the game giving him a rate of 45.8%, and had 6 rebounds. Booker earned 27 points in his 26:29 minutes on the court and had 6 assists in the matchup. An additional guy that ended being a contributor for Phoenix was Mikal Bridges. He ended up finishing with 2 dimes in his 33:46 mins played, and he knocked down 7 out of 14 from the floor. Bridges ended up shooting 50.0% from the floor and also earning 15 points and 3 rebounds.
Phoenix has a win-loss mark of 37-15 this year. On the offensive side of the court, the Suns are connecting on 49.0% from the field, which has them ranked 3rd in the league. Phoenix has accumulated 5,969 points for the campaign (114.8 per contest) and they pull down 43.5 boards per contest. They are earning an assist 27.2 times per game (3rd in the league) and they turn it over 12.9 times per contest. The Suns have committed 19.5 fouls per contest and they connect on 83.3% from the charity stripe. The Suns are ranked 5th in the league in points per game surrendered with 107.8. They are forcing their opponents into 13.3 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 45.7% from the floor (9th in the NBA). The Phoenix defense gives up 34.7% from downtown (597 of 1,718) and their opponents are converting on 76.7% of their free throw shots. They have surrendered 22.0 assists and 43.1 rebounds per game, which has them ranked 1st and 11th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Houston (+10.5)
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