Houston Rockets at Phoenix Suns Preview 11/12/08
NBA Betting Preview
Houston Rockets (4-3) at Phoenix Suns (6-2)
Wednesday, 10:35 pm Eastern – ESPN
SBG Global Opening Line: Suns - 3.5 , Total 195
Two of the top teams in the Western Conference get together on Wednesday night as the Phoenix Suns host the Houston Rockets. The Rockets started fast but have slipped recently while the Suns are playing well, having won two straight. SBG Global reports that early NBA betting has the public taking Suns at Home.
The Rockets did not play well on Sunday, losing 111-82 to the Lakers. “We are better than that, but we have to find answers,” head coach Rick Adelman said. “You have to work a little harder. You can’t do it on your own. We have a lot of work to do. I don’t know what else to say.” The Rockets looked good early in the season with new addition Ron Artest and he still believes the team is going to be good. “Obviously, nobody’s happy about the loss, but I feel good about where we’re going to be at,” Artest said, “I feel confident about this team. I really believe that we’re going to be there at the end.”
The Rockets and Suns split their season series a year ago and both teams finished with 55-27 records at the end of last season. The Suns have won eight of the last eleven meetings between the two teams and 13 of the last 18 overall. Here are more NBA betting stats for Wednesday’s game. The Rockets are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. the Pacific. The Rockets are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 vs. the Western Conference. The Rockets are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 road games vs. a team with a winning home record. The Rockets are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The road team is 20-9 ATS in the last 29 meetings between the two teams. The Rockets are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Phoenix.
The Suns are 4-9-2 ATS in their last 15 Wednesday games. The favorite is 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings between the two teams.
SBG Global Current Line: Suns - 4 , Total 195
The Under is 6-0 in the Rockets last 6 Wednesday games. The Over is 4-1 in the Rockets last 5 road games. The Over is 4-0 in the Suns last 4 vs. the Western Conference. The Over is 4-1 in the Suns last 5 home games. The Over is 10-3 in the Suns last 13 Wednesday games. The Over is 6-2 in the Suns last 8 vs. the Southwest. The Over is 6-2 in the Suns last 8 overall. The Under is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Phoenix between the two teams.
Pick: Rockets 2 out of 5 units
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