The Phoenix Suns host Houston Rockets after witnessed a brilliant display of basketball against the number one seed in the West to stretch their winning run to four games straight. The Suns are having a bad run of games, being on the losing side in their last four consecutive games. Last time out they fell to the Detroit Pistons that left them 12th position with a dismal record of 20-31 on the year.
The Western Conference is getting hyped, with teams looking to make the playoff spot while there are NBA franchises that look a shadow of their former selves. The Rockets are a great example of a team that took the offseason seriously, roping in Harden’s former teammate Russel Westbrook to bolster the squad.
Houston Rockets vs Phoenix Suns Predictions
Houston is looking forward to facing a Suns team that is low in confidence. Friday night’s NBA game presents leading scorer James Harden with an opportunity to stake his claim for the MVP trophy, averaging 35.8 points per game. He’s been working on involving his team more, with 7.3 assists per game, proving that he cannot be discounted in the race.
The Suns will also have to contend with Russel Westbrook who’s having a monster season, averaging 26.4 points per game. His overall game is solid for a player of his stature, adding eight rebounds and a team-high 7.4 assists per game.
Houston can call on the bench to put up numbers, averaging 118.8 points per game. This stat pulls the team’s ranking to second in the NBA, shooting a less impressive 45.2% from the field to rank 22nd in the NBA.
You need to dig with a fine-tuned comb to find something positive about the current Phoenix side. They have posted good numbers despite the losses, averaging 112.5 points per game to rank 13th in the NBA.
The overall shooting from the field is 47.3%, which puts them in 24th place in offensive shooting percentage in the league. Devin Booker is the one glimmer of hope for the Suns, averaging 26.7 points with an additional 6.3 per game. Will that be enough though?
NBA Moneyline Betting Odds
The Phoenix Suns’ defensive game pales in comparison to their offense, allowing 113.9 points per game, which is dreadful. Against the likes of Harden and Westbrook, they won’t match the athleticism of the Rockets. The Houston Rockets will notch another win on the road and bring up the five straight game run.
Date & Time: Friday February 7, 2020, 9:00 PM (EST)
Location: Talking Stick Resort Arena, Phoenix, Arizona, 85004, USA
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