Take #817 Houston Rockets -7 over Phoenix Suns (10:30 PM ET Friday, January 12)
The Houston Rockets look to extend their winning streak to three games when they visit the Phoenix Suns in a Western Conference clash. Game time is 10:30 PM ET at Talking Stick Resort Arena where the Rockets are favored by -7. The total is 226.5.
Houston (29-11, 14-5 road) is still without NBA scoring leader James Harden (32.3 ppg.) who has missed five games with a hamstring injury. With Harden out, Chris Paul has picked up the slack averaging 26.3 points and 10.5 assists over the past four games.
Phoenix (16-26, 8-14 home) has lost eight straight to Houston including a 142-116 blowout in the teams’ last meeting on November 16. The Suns have improved since and are coming off a 114-107 win over Oklahoma City on Sunday.
The Rockets are 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings and 6-2 ATS in the last eight meetings in Phoenix. The favorite is 4-1 in the last five meetings overall. The Suns are 4-1 ATS in their last five against the Southwest Division.
The OVER is 4-0 in the last four meetings in Arizona and 13-3 to the high side in the last 16 meetings overall. The Rockets are 4-0 to the OVER in their last four against the Pacific Division and 10-1 to the OVER in their last 11 when facing Western Conference opponents.
The Suns are 11-5 to the UNDER in their last 16 overall and are 7-3 to the low side in their past 10 home games. In addition they’re 6-0 to the UNDER in their last six vs. the NBA Southwest.
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