Game Time: 10:00 pm ET, Thursday, November 4, 2021
Venue: Footprint Center, Phoenix, AZ
Where to Watch: NBA TV
Opening Odds at USA Sportsbooks
DraftKings: Point Spread: Rockets +10, Suns -10; Over/Under: NL points
Bet365: Point Spread: Rockets NL, Suns NL; Over/Under: NL points
BetMGM: Point Spread: Rockets +10.5, Suns -10.5; Over/Under: NL points
Houston Rockets: 1-6 (4th place, Southwest Division)
Phoenix Suns: 3-3 (3rd place, Pacific Division)
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Houston Rockets vs Phoenix Suns Preview and Analysis
Houston Rockets: 1-6 last 10
Phoenix Suns: 3-3 last 10
Houston Rockets Analysis
The Rockets are coming into this game with a 1-6 record to start their season and they are 0-4 in their road games this season where they will be in this game. The Rockets have just 1 win on the season and they have lost their last 5 games straight coming into this one. They lost their last game against the LA Lakers 119-117 in a game that they led for the first half going into halftime but they let that lead slip away in the second half and went on to lose in a very close game as they could not get the comeback victory. Big man Christian Wood had a great game as he led the team in points with 26 while Jalen Green was next on the team with 24 points in that one. Jae'Sean Tate also had 20 points as there was a solid scoring effort from all the starters in that game. Kevin Porter Jr. led the team in assists in that game with 8 while Wood led the team in rebounds with 16. Their offense is averaging 103.7 PPG and their defense is allowing their opponents to average 110.6 PPG against them. They opened their last game as an 11 point underdog with that line closing around 10.5 points while the point total opened at 219 and closed around 218.5 points. The Rockets covered the spread in that game losing by just 2 points while the game went over the total with 236 total points.
Phoenix Suns Analysis
The Suns are coming into this game with a 3-3 record overall to start their season off and they are 2-2 in their home games this season where they will be in this game. The Suns have won 2 straight games coming into this one and are coming off of a win against the New Orleans Pelicans in their last game. They won that game 112-100 in a game that they went down by a lot early in the first quarter of this game and slowly chipped away in each quarter after that until they had a massive fourth quarter where they took the lead and then ran away with the game. Mikal Bridges led the team in points in that game with 22 while JaVale McGee and Devin Booker were both next on the team with 18 points each. Chris Paul led the team in assists in that game with 18 while Booker and Jae Crowder both led the team in rebounds with 8 each. Their offense is averaging 106.3 PPG and their defense is allowing their opponents to average 108.5 PPG against them. They opened their last game as a 10 point favorite with that line closing around the same number while the point total opened at 217.5 and closed around 215 points. The Suns covered the spread in that game winning it by 12 points while the game stayed under the total with 212 total points.
Rockets vs Suns Prediction
The Rockets are coming into this game as a 10.5 point underdog with the current betting odds according to Draftkings Sportsbook. The Rockets have been playing much better in their recent games. They just played the Los Angeles Lakers in 2 straight games and were underdogs by the same number both times and covered the spread both times. They only lost their last game against them by 2 points as well with a chance to win that one when they were a dog by double digits. The Suns have not had a good start to their season. They did win their last game by 12 points but they have not played well in all of their other games. The best bet to place in this game is on the Rockets to cover the spread here as they will keep this a much closer game.
Rockets Suns Prediction: Our NBA Pick for Thursday, November 4, 2021 (10:00 pm ET start time) is Suns 110 Rockets 107.
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NBA Betting Trends
Houston Rockets: 1048-1032 ATS in all games. 340-290 ATS as a road underdog. 541-485 ATS in road games. 170-149 ATS in November games. 497-486 ATS after one or more consecutive overs.
Phoenix Suns: 508-521 ATS in home games. 151-160 ATS in November games. 1058-1009 O/U in all games. 529-502 O/U in home games. 168-143 O/U in November games.
Houston Rockets: D. Theis (PF) Ques Thurs - Toe injury. Eric Gordon (SG) Ques Thurs - Illness. D. House Jr. (SF) Out indefinitely - Foot injury. G. Mathews (SG) Out indefinitely - Personal. J. Wall (PG) Out indefinitely - Holdout.
Phoenix Suns: Center Deandre Ayton (C) Ques Thurs - Leg injury. D. Saric (SF) Out indefinitely - Knee injury. Cameron Payne (PG) Out indefinitely - Hamstring injury.
"Like I've said from the jump, we're seeing the growth. We're seeing us get more comfortable with each other. You're seeing us get more comfortable in the system, and I think it's going to get even better as the season progresses. ... As long as we continue to learn from game to game, we're going to see results." - Jae’Sean Tate on their team growing together in each game.
"It's pretty cool to watch greatness." - Monty Williams on Chris Paul’s performance in their win over the Pelicans.
PG Kevin Porter Jr.
SG Jalen Green
SF Jae'Sean Tate
PF Daniel Theis
C Christian Wood
PG Chris Paul
SG Devin Booker
SF Mikal Bridges
PF Jae Crowder
C Deandre Ayton
PPG: C. Wood (20.1)
APG: K. Porter Jr. (5.4)
Reb/G: C. Wood (12.1)
PPG: D. Booker (21.8)
APG: C. Paul (11.8)
Reb/G: D. Ayton (11.4)
Houston Rockets: Stephen Silas (2nd season)
Phoenix Suns: Monty Williams (3rd season)