The NBA is back in action today as the Phoenix Suns will clash with the Houston Rockets in the Lone Star State. The Suns are heading into this game after a 119-97 loss in Brooklyn in their last contest Friday night. And on the other side, Houston knocked beat the Hornets with a score of 125-110 at home on Friday night in their previous game.
Phoenix Suns Form
The Suns suffered an expected defeat in their last game against the Nets. However, they have been playing well this season but this was their 3rd defeat in a row. 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 placed on the 11th spot 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.
Houston Rockets Form
The Rockets are one of the most solid teams in the NBA this season. Moreover, they have managed to beat the Hornets at home in their last game. And now, Houston is at the top of the Southwest Division with a one-game advantage over Dallas. And for the Western Conference playoff picture, the team is fifth. They are 6.5 games behind the Lakers for the top spot. Also, their talisman James Harden led Houston with 35 points, 16 rebounds, six assists and four steals in the win.
On the offensive side of the game, the Rockets score an average of 118.7 points per game on the season. Also, Houston has an average of 46.5 boards a night combined with 21.5 dimes per contest. Additionally, the Rockets concede an average of 114.7 points per game on the yea which is the 24th defensive record. James Harden is the main men as he leads the team with 35.6 points plus 7.2 assists a night on the season.
The Suns are suffering lately. Moreover, they have three defeats in a row and their confidence might be low heading into this game. On the other side, the Rockets are chasing a playoff spot and are a strong home team. Additionally, with the presence of their talisman James Harden, I expect a solid home win for Houston in this game.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Phoenix Suns vs. Houston Rockets 02/05/2020 is: take the Houston Rockets (Moneyline).
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