Suns vs Rockets Prediction: Live Odds, Stats, History & Picks – Tuesday, December 13, 2022

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The Phoenix Suns (16-11) hit the court against the Houston Rockets (8-18) as 6.5-point favorites on Tuesday, December 13, 2022 at 8:00 PM ET on BSAZ. The matchup’s over/under is 224.

How to bet Suns vs. Rockets

Phoenix Suns vs. Houston Rockets Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 6.5 points, with oddsmakers listing the Suns as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, the Suns have -255 odds to pick up the win, while the Rockets are listed at +208 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the total for the game is set at 224 points.

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Suns vs. Rockets Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Tuesday, December 13, 2022
  • Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: BSAZ
  • Location: Houston, Texas
  • Arena: Toyota Center

Suns vs. Rockets Betting Trends

In the Suns’ 27 games this year, they have 14 wins against the spread. Phoenix has won 13, or 61.9%, of the 21 contests in which it was the favorite this year. Suns games this year have hit the over on 13 of 26 set point totals.

The Rockets have 12 wins against the spread in 26 games this season. Houston has compiled an 8-17 record in games it was listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 32% of those games). Rockets games this year have eclipsed the over/under 13 times in 26 opportunities (50%).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players

Suns

Suns Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Deandre Ayton 25 17.5 9.8 2.2 0.5 0.8 0.2
Mikal Bridges 27 15.8 5.1 3.2 1.1 0.9 1.9
Cameron Payne 25 12.8 2.5 5.5 1 0.2 1.8
Chris Paul 13 9.9 4.6 8.9 1.5 0.2 1.2
Damion Lee 27 8.4 3.5 1.3 0.4 0.1 1.9

Rockets

Rockets Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Jalen Green 26 21.6 4 3.8 0.8 0.2 2.4
Kevin Porter Jr. 25 18.7 5.5 5.8 1.3 0.4 1.9
Alperen Sengun 23 14.6 8.7 2.2 0.7 0.9 0.2
Eric Gordon 22 12.2 2 2.5 0.7 0.4 1.9
Jabari Smith Jr. 25 12 7 0.8 0.4 1 2.1
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Suns: Devin Booker: Out (Hamstring), Duane Washington Jr.: Out (Hip), 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 is posting 116.1 points per game (sixth-ranked in NBA) this season, while surrendering 111.3 points per contest (10th-ranked). In home games, the Suns are putting up 0.6 more points per game (116.4) than they are when playing on the road (115.8). On offense, the Suns have picked up their production a little bit over their last 10 games, scoring 117.9 points per contest over that span as opposed to the 116.1 they’ve racked up over the course of this season.

Phoenix is sinking 13 treys per game this season (seventh-ranked in NBA), and it has a 38.3% three-point percentage (fourth-best). Of the shots taken by the Suns in 2022-23, 62.8% of them have been two-pointers (70.1% of the team’s made baskets) and 37.2% have been from beyond the arc (29.9%).

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What you need to know about the Houston Rockets

On offense Houston is the 24th-ranked squad in the league (110.3 points per game). Defensively it is 24th (116.2 points conceded per game). In 2022-23 the Rockets are scoring 4.3 more points per game at home (112.9) than on the road (108.6). The Rockets are averaging 114 points per game in their last 10 games, which is 3.7 more than their average for the season (110.3).

Beyond the arc, Houston is 15th in the league in 3-pointers made per game (11.8). It is 22nd in 3-point percentage at 33.9%. The Rockets attempt 39.4% percent of their shots from behind the 3-point line, and 30.1% of their made shots are from there. Inside the arc, they attempt 60.6% of their shots, with 69.9% of their makes coming from there.

Our prediction to win this game is the Suns, and we expect that Suns will cover the spread (Suns -6.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 224 points.

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WRITTEN BY

Dan Smullen

Hailing all the way from Dublin, Ireland, Dan Smullen has BSC. in the Sports and Exercise Sciences from the University of Limerick. He is data obsessed. In the past he has worked both as a video performance analyst and provided biometric performance testing and analysis for professional rugby teams. Dan is obsessed about helping the average punter become more successful at sports betting through the assistance of good sports betting data analysis. He has worked with over 200 journalists at multiple editorial teams in his previous role as Head of Search for the largest national news publisher in Ireland.

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