Will Rockets scorch the Suns?
The Houston Rockets find themselves as a double-digit favorite at home tonight when they host the Phoenix Suns at 8PM ET.
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Houston is heavily favored at home, as the Rockets are getting odds of -11.5 points against the Suns. The over/under total for the game has been set at 213.5 points.
Houston is 38-40 on the season, 21-17 at home and 34-44 against the spread. Phoenix is 20-58 overall, 7-32 on the road and 33-45 against the spread. Houston has won the two meetings this season in Phoenix, picking up a 111-105 win on Feb. 4 and a 116-100 victory on Feb. 16. The Rockets have won seven of the last eight in this series, going 6-2 against the spread in those games.
The Rockets really can’t afford to lose right now as they are 1 game out of the Western Conference playoffs with 4 games remaining. Despite that, they are just 4-6 in their last 10. However, they face a Suns team that has lost seven straight and has no interest in hurting their draft lottery status. Houston already owns the series as is, and should be motivated to put Phoenix away quickly tonight.
THURSDAY’S NBA FREE PICK: HOUSTON ROCKETS -11.5