Rockets vs. Suns Prediction
The Houston Rockets finally put together a decent defensive performance on Saturday but will their issues on that end of the court resurface tonight when they visit the Phoenix Suns at 9:00 p.m. ET?
9:00 p.m. ET, Monday, February 4, 2019
Talking Stick Resort Arena, Phoenix, Arizona
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers from online sportsbook BetNow.eu, the Rockets are 8-point favorites to beat the Suns. The total, meanwhile, sits at 229.5 points and as of this writing, 80% of the public betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Rockets to cover the point spread.
Houston Rockets Fantasy Spin
James Harden finished Saturday's win over the Jazz one block short of a 5x5, accounting for 43 points (12-of-22 FGs, 15-of-15 FTs), 12 rebounds, five assists, six steals, four blocked shots and four 3-pointers in 40 minutes. Harden extended his streak of games with 30 points or more to 26, breaking a tie with Wilt Chamberlain and moving into third on the all-time list (Chamberlain now has the two longest streaks in NBA history). And in the process, the reigning MVP nearly put up the first 5x5 of his career. Harden and the Rockets return to action Monday in Phoenix, and it's a safe bet that he'll add another game to his impressive streak given the Suns' struggles on the defensive end of the floor.
Phoenix Suns Fantasy Spin
Devin Booker had it going on offense during a 118-112 loss to the Hawks on Saturday, scoring 32 points with eight rebounds, 10 assists, one steal, four turnovers and four 3-pointers in 43 minutes. He had Deandre Ayton back to set some screens and this was one of the best matchups in fantasy hoops. Booker is out of his slump in a big way over his last five, averaging 30.6 points, 4.0 boards, 5.6 dimes, 0.8 steals and 2.2 treys on a 52/39/92 shooting line. He gets four games starting on Monday and will likely help win a lot of matchups this upcoming week.
NBA Betting Trends
The Rockets are 1-5 against the spread in their last six road games and just 2-7 at the betting window in their last nine games overall.
The Suns have failed to cover in five of their last six games overall and are just 2-7 against the number in their last nine home games.
The over cashed in 10 of their previous 14 meetings between these two teams and is 9-2 in the last 11 meetings in Phoenix. The over is also 4-1 in the Rockets’ last five games, is 4-0 in their lsat four conference games and has cashed in 15 of their last 21 games when their opponent allows 100 points or more in its previous contest. On the other side, the over is 4-1 in the Suns’ last five games coming off an ATS loss and is 8-3 in their last 11 games when facing an opponent with a winning record.
Monday NBA Prediction: Rockets/Suns over 229.5