Rockets vs. Suns Player Props, Odds & Predictions – Friday, Feb 23

Houston Rockets forward Jabari Smith Jr. (10) warms up prior to the game against the Indiana Pacers at Toyota Center.
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The Rockets are all set to face off against the Phoenix Suns on Friday, Feb 23. Today’s game is slated to tip off at 8:00 ET and will be shown on Spac. Phoenix enters this contest as 4-point favorites, and the over/under total stands at 233.5. Can the Suns come out on top as the favorite? Our Rockets vs. Suns player props and predictions await you below.

Rockets vs. Suns Odds

  • Spread: Suns -4
  • Total 233.5

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Game Info

  • Date: Friday, Feb 23
  • Time: 8:00 ET
  • Location: Toyota Center, Houston TX
  • TV: Spac

Suns Betting Trends

  • Over their last five games, the Suns have an over/under record of 2-3 and are 3-2 vs. the spread.
  • In their last three games away from home, the Suns have a straight up record of 1-2 while going 1-2 vs. the spread. The team averaged 121 points per game in this stretch.
  • In their last five games as the betting favorite, the Suns have a strong straight up record of 4-1. In addition, their ATS record was 4-1 in these scenarios.

Rockets Betting Trends

  • In their last five games, the Rockets have an over/under record of 3-2 and are 3-2 vs. the spread.
  • Through their last five home games, Houston has an ATS record of just 1-4. However, their overall record was 0-5 while averaging 112 points per game.
  • In their last ten games as the betting underdog, the Rockets have a straight up record of 1-9 and an ATS mark of 4-6.

Do the Suns Have What it Takes to Win as Road Favorites?

Phoenix is looking to bounce back from a 123-113 loss to the Mavericks. The Suns were 2.5-point underdogs in that game, and the O/U line was 244.5.

On the season, the Suns are 33-23, which is good for 7th place in the Western Conference. In the Pacific Division, they are in 2nd place.

Against the spread, Phoenix is 23-32 on the season and 12-15 ATS on the road. Currently, they are favored by 4 points, and their ATS favored record is 17-24.

Phoenix’s O/U record for the season is 27-29, and their last two games have gone under the line. This year, their games have averaged 232 points.

In the Western Conference, the Suns are 19-16 compared to 14-7 against non-conference opponents. As the favorite, they are 28-14 and 15-12 on the road.

On the season, the Suns are 12th in scoring at 117.5 points per game. They have been slightly better on the road, averaging 117.4 points per game compared to 117.6 at home. In terms of pace, Phoenix is in the middle of the pack at 98.5 possessions per game.

When it comes to shooting, the Suns are one of the most efficient teams in the league. They are 3rd in field goal percentage at 49% and 3rd in true shooting percentage. Phoenix is also 7th in three-point shooting at 37%.

So far, the Suns have made an average of 11.9 threes per game, which is 22nd in the NBA. In terms of free throws, they are 3rd in makes at 20.3 per game. When it comes to offensive rebounding, Phoenix is 24th in the league.

Coming into the game, the Suns defense has held opposing team’s to fewer points than the league average in 37.5% of their games. Currently, they are 15th in the NBA at 114.5 points per game allowed. Opponents are hitting 53.4% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 36.6% of their three-point attempts.

Will the Rockets Make it Happen at Home?

The Rockets have lost their last two games and are currently 12th in the Western Conference with a record of 24-31. In the Southwest Division, they are in 3rd place.

At home this season, the Rockets are 19-9 straight up and 28-26 against the spread. As the underdog, they are 10-26 and have failed to cover the spread in three straight games as the underdog.

In Western Conference games, the Rockets are 16-15 compared to 8-16 in non-conference games. On the road, they are 9-17 ATS and 5-22 straight up.

This season, Houston has an O/U record of 26-29, and the over has hit in their last two games. On average, their games have finished with 226.2 points compared to today’s O/U line of 233.5.

In their most recent game, the Rockets lost to the Pelicans by a score of 127-105. The O/U line for that game was 227 points, and Houston was a 6.5-point underdog.

This season, the Rockets have been one of the better teams in the league at getting to the free-throw line. They are 9th in the NBA in free-throw attempts per game at 23.7. Overall, Houston is averaging 113.2 points per game, which is 21st in the league. At home, they are scoring 115.2 points per game.

When it comes to their pace of play, the Rockets are 13th in the NBA at 99.3 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, Houston is 25th in the league at 46%. From beyond the arc, they are making an average of 12.1 three-pointers per game, which is 21st in the NBA.

So far this season, the Rockets have outscored the NBA scoring average in 38.2% of their games. In terms of assists, they are 26th in the league at 24.9 per game. In terms of offensive rebounds, Houston is 10th in the NBA at 11.1 per game.

Currently, the Rockets’ defense holds the 10th rank in the NBA, allowing 113.0 points per game. The Rockets defense is coming off a game in which they held the Pelicans offense to just 43.9% shooting. Overall, they gave up 127 points to New Orleans.

Rockets vs. Suns Player Prop

A player prop we are looking at is Alperen Sengün and his points prop of 19.5. Currently, the over for this prop is sitting at a payout of -129 while the under is at -105. According to our projections, Alperen Sengün is expected to record 19 points, 9 rebounds, and 5 assists. Regarding his points prop, we recommend taking the under at 19.5.

  • The Prop: Alperen Sengün Under 19.5 Points (-105)

Rockets vs. Suns Predictions

As the underdogs with a spread of +4, we recommend going with the Rockets on the point spread. We not only see them covering the spread but also have a strong likelihood of winning this one outright, especially if you’re seeking a higher payout on the moneyline.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 233.5, and our model predicts the Suns and Rockets to score a combined 249 points. We recommend betting on the over.

The Pick: Rockets +4 | at Fanduel Sportsbook