The NBA is back in action today as the Houston Rockets will face the Phoenix Suns in Phoenix, AZ.
The Rockets are heading into this game after a 125-110 home win over the Hornets Tuesday night in their last contest. And on the other side, Phoenix was dumped 116-108 on the road by the Pistons Wednesday night in their previous contest.
Houston Rockets Form
The Rockets are one of the better teams this season. And that is not a coincidence as the team is led by the legendary James Harden. Moreover, the Houston based team has three wins in a row including the game against the Hornets last Tuesday. And now, the Rockets have a 1.5-game lead over the Mavericks in the Southwest Division race. As for the Western Conference playoff picture, the team was tied for fourth, 6.5 games behind the Lakers for the top spot.
On the offensive side of the game, the Rockets score an average of 118.8 points per game on the season which is the 2nd best record. Also, Houston has 46.3 boards combined with 21.6 dimes per contest. As for the defence as they concede an average of 114.5 points per game on the year. James Harden leads the team with 35.8 points plus 7.3 assists a night on the season.
Phoenix Suns Form
The Suns suffered an expected defeat in their last game against the Pistons. However, they have been playing well this season but this was their 4th defeat in a row. Therefore, it seems that the team is not in good form at the moment.
Now, the Suns are 3rd in the Pacific Division, with 18 games behind the Lakers for the top spot. As for the Western Conference playoff picture, Phoenix is 11th with, 3.5 games behind the Grizzlies for the final playoff spot. Yet, their away record so far this season stands at 11-12.
On the offensive of the game, the Suns score an average of 113 points per game which is the 11th scoring record in the league. Also, the Suns have 43.6 boards per game combined with 27.1 per contest. And on the defensive side of the game, Phoenix is 20th in the league with 113.5 conceded points a night.
The Suns did not get the needed reinforcements. Therefore, they will rely on the young players in the team. They are not in a good form with 4 defeats in a row. And I can’t see them winning against a strong Rockets team. The Rockets have been strong at home and I expect another win for them in this game.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Phoenix Suns vs. Houston Rockets 02/07/2020 is: take the Houston Rockets (Moneyline).
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