Suns vs Rockets Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Moneyline – Friday, December 2, 2022

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The Phoenix Suns (15-6) and the Houston Rockets (5-16) will square off at Footprint Center in a game on Friday, December 2, 2022 at 9:00 PM ET on BSAZ. The Suns are 11.5-point favorites in the game. The over/under for the game is 229.5.

How to bet Suns vs. Rockets

Phoenix Suns vs. Houston Rockets Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 11.5 points, with oddsmakers listing the Suns as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, the Suns have -665 odds to pick up the win, while the Rockets are listed at +473 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 229.5 points.

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Suns vs. Rockets Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Friday, December 2, 2022
  • Game Time: 9:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: BSAZ
  • Location: Phoenix, Arizona
  • Arena: Footprint Center

Suns vs. Rockets Betting Trends

Against the spread, the Suns are 13-8-0 this year. Phoenix has been chosen as the favorite in 17 games this year and has walked away with the win 12 times (70.6%) in those games. Suns games this year have gone over the point total 42.9% of the time (nine out of 21 games with a set point total).

The Rockets have nine wins against the spread in 21 games this year. Houston has won five of the 21 games it was the underdog on the moneyline this season (23.8%). Rockets games this year have gone over the total in 11 of 21 opportunities (52.4%).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players

Suns

Suns Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Devin Booker 21 29 5.3 5.8 1.1 0.5 2.4
Deandre Ayton 19 17 9.8 2.2 0.5 0.8 0.2
Mikal Bridges 21 15.7 5.3 3.5 1.2 1.1 1.5
Cameron Payne 19 13.1 2.6 5.2 0.9 0.3 1.8
Cameron Johnson 8 13 3.4 1.8 1.1 0.4 2.8

Rockets

Rockets Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Jalen Green 21 21.3 4.1 4 0.7 0.2 2.6
Kevin Porter Jr. 20 19 5.9 6 1.3 0.5 2.1
Alperen Sengun 18 15.5 9.1 2.3 0.7 1 0.2
Eric Gordon 18 12.3 2 2.6 0.7 0.4 1.9
Jabari Smith Jr. 20 11.7 7 0.9 0.4 1 2.2
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Suns: Chris Paul: Out (Heel), Cameron Johnson: Out (Knee), Jae Crowder: Out (Not Injury Related)

Rockets: Jae’Sean Tate: Out (Ankle)

What you need to know about the Phoenix Suns

Phoenix has been carried by its defense, as it ranks fifth-best in the NBA by surrendering just 108.4 points per game. It ranks seventh in the league in points scored (115.8 per contest). Offensively the Suns have played better when playing at home this year, posting 117.5 points per game, compared to 113 per game in away games. The Suns have seen an increase in scoring lately, putting up 117.8 points per game in their last 10 outings, two points more than the 115.8 they’ve scored this year.

With 12.3 treys per game, Phoenix ranks 10th in the NBA. It has a 37.5% shooting percentage from downtown, which ranks seventh in the league. In terms of shot breakdown, the Suns have taken 63.8% two-pointers (accounting for 71.5% of the team’s buckets) and 36.2% threes (28.5%).

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What you need to know about the Houston Rockets

On offense Houston is the 24th-ranked team in the league (109.8 points per game). On defense it is 25th (116.6 points conceded per game). The Rockets are scoring more points at home (112.5 per game) than away (108.2). The Rockets are posting 109.2 points per contest over their past 10 games, which is 0.6 fewer points than their average for the season (109.8).

Houston makes 12.7 3-pointers per game and shoots 35.1% from beyond the arc, ranking eighth and 16th, respectively, in the league. In 2022-23, the Rockets have attempted 58.8% percent of their shots from inside the 3-point line, and 41.2% percent from beyond it. In terms of made shots, 67.3% of the Rockets’ baskets have been 2-pointers, and 32.7% have been 3-pointers.

Suns vs. Rockets Predictions and Pick

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Austin Harper

Austin is a co-founders at Betsperts and a devoted father of 2. Born and raised in Atlanta Georgia, Austin is passionate about the Atlanta Hawks, Braves, and Falcons. Austin received his Bachelors of Science from Clemson University and gets back for Clemson football and basketball games every chance he gets!

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