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Free Phoenix Suns Betting Pick – NBA Friday, February 23rd Pick vs Rockets


Making on a bet on this NBA game featuring the Suns versus the Rockets? Tip off is at at 8:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on Spac. The game will be played at Toyota Center in Houston, TX. In this Western matchup, the Suns are the betting favorite against the Rockets. The over/under for the game is 230 points.

In their last game, the Suns lost to the Mavericks by a score of 123-113. The O/U line for that game was 244.5 points, and Phoenix was a 2.5-point underdog.

For the season, the Suns are 33-23 and are currently 7th in the Western Conference. In games against other Western Conference teams, they are 19-16 and 6-8 against division opponents.

On the road, the Suns have an average scoring margin of +2.9 points per game. Their ATS record on the road is 12-15 compared to 11-17 at home.

Phoenix’s O/U record for the season is 27-29, and the under has hit in their last two games. Today’s O/U line is set at 230 points, and their games have averaged 232 points this season.

As the favorite, the Suns are 28-14 this season and have won two straight games against the spread as the favorite. Today, they are favored by 3.5 points.

In their most recent game, the Suns scored 113 points, which is in line with their season average of 117.5 points per game. One bright spot for the Suns offense this season has been their ability to draw fouls. They are currently 5th in free-throw attempts per game. Overall, the Suns are shooting 49% from the field.

Currently, the Suns’ defense holds the 15th rank in the NBA, allowing 114.5 points per game. The Phoenix defense has allowed opponents to shoot 36.6% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 46.8% of their field goal attempts vs. Phoenix.

Houston has lost two straight games, most recently falling to the Pelicans by a score of 127-105. The Rockets were 6.5-point underdogs in that game, and they are 10.5-point underdogs today vs. the Suns.

The Rockets’ O/U record for the season is 26-29, and their games have averaged 226.2 points per game. Today’s O/U line is set at 230 points, and Houston has gone over the total in their last two games.

In terms of ATS, the Rockets are 28-26 overall and have covered the spread in two straight games. At home, they have an ATS record of 19-9 compared to 9-17 on the road.

Against Western Conference teams, the Rockets are 16-15 this season, and they are currently in 12th place in the West. Within the Southwest Division, they are in 3rd place.

Coming into today’s game, Alperen Sengün is the Rockets’ leading scorer with an average of 21.1 PPG. Jalen Green is second on the team, averaging 17.9 PPG. In their last game against the Pelicans, the Rockets scored a total of 105 points. From beyond the arc, they made 15 of their 41 attempts for a 43.9% three-point percentage.

At present, the Rockets’ defense is ranked 10th, allowing 113.0 points per game. When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Rockets squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 54.2% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 34.5% from downtown.

Last season, the Suns and Rockets did not face off head-to-head. When looking back over the last three times these two teams have played, the Rockets have the leg up at 2-1. The Rockets also had the edge vs. the spread in these games, at 2-1. These games averaged a combined total of 230 points per game leading to an over/under record of 2-1. The last three times, the Suns have matched up against the Rockets on the road, they are 2-1 vs. the spread.

How to Bet Rockets vs. Suns in Arizona

The Rockets come in as the underdog at +3.5, making them our top choice on the point spread. We not only expect them to cover the spread but also believe they have a strong chance of winning the game outright, especially if you’re aiming for a higher moneyline payout. Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 230, and our model predicts the Suns and Rockets to score a combined 249 points. We recommend betting on the over.

  • ArizonaSharp ATS Prediction: Rockets +3.5
  • ArizonaSharp OU Predict: Over 230

Where to bet Rockets vs. Suns in Arizona

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