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Phoenix Suns vs. Houston Rockets Betting NBA Odds, Picks and Predictions 01/20/21

Phoenix Suns vs. Houston Rockets NBA Betting

A clear difference will be seen in Houston this week.  James Harden is gone.  The Beard was reunited with former sidekick Kevin Durant at Brooklyn.  That was just one part of the four-team deal.  Accordingly, the Rockets get Victor Oladipo, Rodions Kurucs, and Dante Exum.  Houston also acquired four first-round draft picks.  Harden wanted out of Houston.  And was going to bail on the Rockets after the season.  Houston did well for themselves in the long term.  However, their current NBA betting status is uncertain.  Meanwhile, Phoenix is one of the most improved teams in the NBA.

Phoenix Suns vs. Houston Rockets Betting Information

Date: Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Time: 9:30 p.m. ET
Location: Toyota Center, Houston, Texas
TV Coverage: ESPN

Phoenix Suns vs. Houston Rockets Betting Odds

Suns -5½ (-110) -220
Rockets +5½ (-110) +180
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Phoenix Suns at Houston Rockets CashBet Wagering Analysis

On this occasion, squares are going to be gun shy at loading up on the Rockets.  Phoenix will get some Bitcoin Sportsbook action because of the trade.  Sharps will likely prefer the live betting option.  Cause by the inability to get a read on the Rockets post-trade.  This situation puts the emerging Suns in an unusual position.  They could potentially be bet up to an overlay.  Naturally, casual gamblers will overreact to the Harden trade.  This game promises unique line moves.

Sunrise in the Western Conference  

Late on, the Suns have covered six of their last nine games.  Four of their previous five games cleared the betting on NBA total.  Phoenix is 7-4 straight up and against the spread with 4-7 under the total.  Overall, NBA metrics show the Suns ranked 17th for scoring and 6th for points allowed.  Phoenix ranks 2nd for free throw percentage.

Thus far, guard Chris Paul leads the Suns with 8.7 assists and 13.3 points per game.  Guard Devin Booker is the leading scorer with 23 points per game.  Center Deandre Ayton averages 12.5 points and 11.3 rebounds per game.

Houston Makes a Harden Move  

Houston has been gushing red ink recently.  To illustrate, the Rockets have covered only two of their last seven games.  Seven of their last eight stayed under the pro basketball betting total.  Houston ranks 21st in the NBA for scoring offense and 17th for points allowed.

Specifically, Oladipo was a 2019 NBA All-Star.  He’s averaging 20 points per game on the season.  Center Christian Wood is averaging 23.2 points and 10.9 rebounds per game.  Further, he’s scored 22 or more points in four of his last five games.  With 15 or more rebounds in three of those games.

Phoenix Suns at Houston Rockets Against the Spread

Houston is 41-54 against the spread in all games.  Specifically, at Toyota Center, the Rockets are 17-21 on the board.  Against the Western Conference, Houston is 17-21 vs. the odds.

To summarize, Houston is 37-57-1 under the total.  At home, the Rockets are 16-21-1 to the under.  And against the Western Conference, the Rockets are 29-39 under the spread.

In sum, Phoenix is 44-39-1 against the spread.  In away games, the Suns are 20-17 on the board.  Phoenix is 29-23-1 vs. the odds in Western Conference matchups.

Phoenix is 42-42 over and under in all games. While on the road, the Suns are 15-22 under the total.  Against the Western Conference, they’re 22-31 to the under.

Overall, the Suns have covered seven of their last nine against the Rockets.  Five of the previous eight between these teams stayed under.  At Toyota Center, Phoenix has paid in four of their previous five visits.  Four of those five games went under the total.

Phoenix Suns at Houston Rockets CashBet Free Pick  

In this situation, gamblers may overthink things too much.  Instead of overanalyzing the Rockets, consider the Suns.  Phoenix is in good NBA gambling Form.  And they are used to playing together.  The Rockets have depended upon Harden for several years.  Now they face dramatic change.

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