The Phoenix Suns are looking to snap a four-game losing streak on Tuesday night when they head to Houston to take on Jalen Green, Jabari Smith Jr. and the Houston Rockets.
Houston is just 8-18 on the season, ranking last in the Western Conference, but the team is an impressive 5-5 at home this season.
The Rockets upset the Milwaukee Bucks at home as 9.5-point underdogs on Sunday, and they’ll look to pull off another upset against a shorthanded Suns team on Tuesday.
Phoenix will be without Devin Booker, Cameron Johnson and Duane Washington Jr. in this game. Booker has been dominant against the Rockets this season, so Phoenix is going to need someone to step up to replace his scoring tonight.
Houston beat the Suns in Phoenix by one earlier this month, and it could be undervalued in this spot with Booker out.
Here’s a look at the latest odds, as well as a pick, for Tuesday’s Western Conference battle:
Suns vs. Rockets Odds, Spread and Total
Suns vs. Rockets Prediction and Pick
The Suns are coming off an overtime loss to the New Orleans Pelicans without Booker, the team’s only game without the All-Star shooting guard this season.
Phoenix has been shooting the ball well from beyond the arc lately, but it hasn’t translated into wins. The Suns hit a combined 35 3-pointers over two games against the Pels but came up short in both contests.
The Rockets have been frisky this season at home, as evidenced by their win over the Bucks on Sunday.
Houston is 6-3-1 against the spread as a home dog this season, while the Suns have struggled on the road, going 4-8 straight up and 5-7 against the spread this season.
There is a reason that this young Rockets team is dead last in the West, as the team is just 27th in the NBA in net rating, but the Suns are a far different team without Booker.
I’m not bold enough to predict another Rockets upset, but I do think they keep this game within six points on Tuesday.
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Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.