Hou-Pho UNDER 187
Houston has found some good form lately. They have won 5 games in a row and scored surprisingly big amount of points in most of them (112, 101, 90, 97 and 88 points in last 5 games, which makes 98 points per game). However the surprises will always end.
Tonight against Phoenix the Rockets must concentrate on their defense again. Normally Houston has tough defense what gives them the ability to control the game tempo but against Phoenix they have totally failed. Houston has lost previous 2 road meetings against the Suns mainly because the lack of defensive effort. Houston is allowing only 85 ppg this year but against the Suns it grows up to 100 ppg.
What about the Suns? Phoenix has lost four of their past five games and are in last place in the Western Conference. Phoenix has scored averagely 93 points per game, but has stayed low lately by having only 88 points average in their last 5 games.
Game against Phoenix is marked as must win for Houston so don`t expect an open game by any means. The Rockets will do their best to stop the Suns right from the start tonight and get the revenge they deserve. And while Phoenix has hard time on scoring they also have to concentrate on defense. Bookies offer OVER/UNDER line 187 with odds 1.91 – take it with small stakes.
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