Suns vs. Rockets Prediction and Odds (Houston's Defense Will Struggle Against Devin Booker and Phoenix)

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Hang on your butts, this game is going to be a slobber knocker. With 12 games on tap tonight, I firmly believe this will be the most exciting of the bunch. Now that is not to suggest that this will be a close game when all is said and done. But, with a total of 235, even the bookmakers know that this will be an offensive showcase. For one team at least. 

The Suns continue to shine even without a healthy Chris Paul to lead them. Entering tonight the Suns are 6-2 straight up in their last eight games and riding a modest two-game winning streak. Their win on Sunday night against the Lakers, however, was anything but modest as the Suns blew out LeBron James and company 140-111. The Rockets are also playing better as of late. But they set a pretty low bar to beat with just 17 wins on the year in 68 games. But, they won twice last week including one game against a very good Memphis Grizzlies team.

Here are the odds for this Wednesday night showdown courtesy of WynnBET

Suns vs. Rockets Odds, Spread, and Total


  • Suns: -11 (-110)
  • Rockets: +11 (-110)


  • Suns: -600
  • Rockets: +450


  • 235.5 (Over -110/Under -110)

Suns vs. Rockets Prediction and Pick

When I said that this game will be exciting before, I should have clarified. This game will be a riot to watch providing you are not a Houston Rockets fan. The total isn’t this high because the Suns and Rockets have good offenses. It is because the Suns have the fifth highest-scoring offense in the NBA and the Rockets have the 30th ranked scoring defense.

I can’t imagine what the spread on this game would be if Paul were playing. But, I still think it's too low even in his absence. 

The Suns still have a ton of talent on this team including their leading scorer Devin Booker and leading rebounder in Deandre Ayton. Meanwhile, the Rockets rank dead last on in opponent effective field goal percentage, two points shooting, overall shooting, field goals allowed and steals.

There is not one area on defense where they are even average. The last time these two teams met was right after Paul got hurt. The Rockets covered that game in a loss but this team has had a month to adjust to life without their point guard. They have adjusted very well. 

Pick: Suns -11 (-110)

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