The Phoenix Suns are on the outside looking in as their playoff hopes dwindle by losing back to back games, while the Houston Rockets have won eight of their last ten games. The Houston Rockets (39-23) host the Phoenix Suns (34-27) for some slammin jammin NBA action. NBA oddsmakers at SBGglobal.com have the Rockets as -5 ½ point home favs over the Suns with the over/under posted at 226 points. Get your Phoenix Suns vs Houston Rockets Free NBA Pick in now at SBGglobal.com
The Suns recently lost to the Heat 129-135 on the road. Their top producers were Steve Nash with 29pts 10 assists, while Shaq added 22pts eight rebounds and Jason Richardson chipped in with 22pts. Steve Nash is averaging 24.5pts, 9 assists and six rebounds in two games after missing three with a sprained right ankle. Nash's double-double streak in Houston was snapped at five when he had six points and nine assists in the Suns' last game at the Toyota Center – a 101-90 loss on April 11, 2008. The Suns are 15-16 SU on the road where they average 104.6 ppg and give up an average 106.6 ppg. They are 1-4 SU in their last five road games where they’ve averaged 113.6 ppg and given up an average 121.2 ppg. The Suns are 23-35-2 ATS overall, 11-18-1 ATS on the road and 19-11 over/under on the road.
The Rockets recently lost to the Jazz 94-101 on the road. Their top scorers were Ron Artest with 25pts, while Yao Ming added 19pts and Luis Scola added 13pts. In the teams' only meeting this season, Yao had 17pts and 15 rebounds. O'Neal had 18pts and 13 boards to pace Phoenix, but the visiting Rockets won 94-82 on Nov. 12. Ron Artest had one of his worst games of the season against Phoenix on Nov. 12, scoring a season-low four points on 1-of-12 shooting. The first-year Rocket, though, is scoring 23.3 points per game on 54.4 percent shooting in his last four contests. The Rockets are 25-6 SU at home where they average 100 ppg and give up an average 91.3 ppg. They are 5-0 SU in their last five home games where they’ve averaged 98 ppg and given up an average 85.8 ppg. The Rockets are 30-31-1 ATS overall, 15-15-1 ATS at home and 13-18 over/under at home.
Recent Trends to Consider:
- Suns are 8-1 ATS in the last 9 meetings in Houston.
- Suns are 9-3 ATS in the last 12 meetings.
- Under is 9-4-1 in the last 14 meetings.
- Road team is 12-5 ATS in the last 17 meetings.
- Rockets are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Pacific.
- Rockets are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Friday games.
Phoenix Suns vs Houston Rockets Free NBA Pick
When: Fri, Mar 6, 2009 10:00 PM ET
Pick: Suns +5 ½
Point-Spreads.com Phoenix Suns vs Houston Rockets Free NBA Pick
The Bottom Line: The Suns probably won’t win, but they will cover the spread. Go Suns! Get your Phoenix Suns vs Houston Rockets Free NBA Pick in now at SBGglobal.com and receive a 30% sign-up bonus on your initial deposit!