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1-12-2018 - Pick and Prediction

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#817 Houston
Rockets
#818 Phoenix
Suns

Friday, January 12, 2018 at 10:35pm

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Game Stats

Houston Rockets

29 - 11

19-20
ATS
21-18
O/U
115
PPG
107
OPPG

Phoenix Suns

16 - 26

20-20
ATS
21-20
O/U
105
PPG
112
OPPG

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Phoenix hosts Houston on Friday night at the Talking Stick Resort Arena. The Rockets have finally ended their losing ways for now, winning four of their last six games. The Suns had a lengthy five days off since last seeing the court. Houston has won five straight meetings against Phoenix.

Line: HOU -7

Total: 226.5

Paul dominates with 37 points, 11 assists in shootout against Blazers

Houston’s defense is still struggling to slow down opponents, but the offense has been picking up the slack in their last few victories. The latest result was a 121-112 winner over Portland at home on Wednesday night. They were able to lay the seven points they were favored by, and they’ve beaten the spread in these last two games. The Rockets hit a less efficient 45 percent from the field than their opponent, but they benefited from having 17 more shot opportunities (100 attempts on the night).

Chris Paul (18.3 ppg, 9.3 apg) missed 8-of-11 from downtown, but he still led the team with 37 points. He added a stunning passing ratio of 11 assists to just 2 turnovers, and he semi flirted with a triple-double by grabbing seven rebounds. Paul has reached 24 or more points in four of his last six games, showing no slowdown after recovering from a groin injury.

Suns net surprising win against Thunder

It’s been a rough stretch for Phoenix, who has been outscored by seven points on average in the last five games. They are just 2-3 in that span, and one of those victories came against a bad Atlanta team by a point. However, their best victory in a while came against Oklahoma City back on Sunday, 114-100. They were 8.5-point home dogs, but the Thunder never had an opportunity to cover as they were down by double figures through most of the final period.

The Suns pulled it out with perimeter shooting. They made 17-of-39 from 3-point range while the Thunder were limited to converting 8-of-27. The road team also struggled from the free throw line, missing 9 of their 21 attempts. Phoenix had three players score 20 or more points. As you’d expect, Devin Booker (24.9 ppg) ended up being the high man with 26 points. He made 5-of-10 from downtown and 9-of-12 from the foul line.

Trends

Rockets are:

  • 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games against teams with a losing home record
  • 6-2 ATS in their last 8 meetings in Phoenix

Suns are:

  • 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 3 or more days of rest
  • 2-6 ATS in their last 8 when their opponent allows 100 points or more in prior contest

Houston has covered the spread in their last three straight up victories. They’ve finally looked comfortable without James Harden on the floor, which isn’t good news for Phoenix or their fans on Friday night.

Pick: HOU

This is a tough total to gauge with Phoenix’s inconsistencies. The under has been hit in three of their last four games, but historically this series against Houston has been very high scoring. With neither defense really holding down the fort, expect this one to be a wild shootout.

  • Over is 13-3 in the last 16 meetings of this matchup
  • Over is 10-1 in Suns last 11 against teams with a winning SU record

Pick: Over

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