There is a nice game scheduled over national television from the NBA on Sunday February 23rd as two playoff contenders will clash when the Houston Rockets pay a visit to the Phoenix Suns. The Rockets and Suns will get things started from Phoenix at 9PM Eastern Time and you can follow all the action over ESPN TV. Check out the NBA wagering odds listed at Top Bet sportsbook.
The point spread odds from this NBA contest has the road side Houston Rockets the -1 points wagering favorite with the over under total lined at 213 ½ points. Those betting on the Houston Rockets on the money line will lay -115 odds while Phoenix Suns bettors on the money line will receive a return of -105 odds for their wagers.
The Houston Rockets have had their struggles on the road as the team sits with an overall mark of 15-11 on the highway. The team is the 29th and second worst free throw shooting team in the NBA and when you face playoff type teams on the road leaving points on the table is a big deal. The teams have met twice this season with all games played at Houston with the teams splitting 1-1. The Phoenix Suns have jelled nicely this season for their first year head coach. They enter this home date with Houston winners of three straight and seven of their past ten games. They come off an impressive home win on Friday night as they stifle the San Antonio Spurs team by a 106-85 score. Phoenix has a good home crowd and this Suns team really gets energized when their crowd supports them. Phoenix is fifth in scoring and eighth this season in shooting the basketball. They convert on 45.8% from the floor and average 105 points per game. Houston likes to shoot the three ball and the Phoenix Suns are a very good team defending the perimeter. The Rockets allow just 32.8% shooting from the three point line to their opponents which rank second best in the entire NBA. The Suns are a top ten defense and the club also makes their free throws as they convert on 76.1% from the charity stripe.
With our NBA Pro Basketball pick for Sunday we will play on the Phoenix Suns +1 point against the Houston Rockets but prior to playing this game be sure to check out a sports book review.