Wednesday, August 17 2022

Who’s Playing

Houston @ Phoenix

Current Records: Houston 1-6; Phoenix 3-3

What to Know

The Houston Rockets have been on the wrong side of a one-way rivalry with the Phoenix Suns and are hoping to record their first win since Dec. 21 of 2019. The Rockets are on the road again Thursday and play against Phoenix at 10 p.m. ET Nov. 4 at Footprint Center. If the contest is anything like Phoenix’s 126-120 victory from their previous meeting in April, the scorekeeper will be kept real busy.

Houston was close but no cigar on Tuesday as they fell 119-117 to the Los Angeles Lakers. The losing side was boosted by power forward Christian Wood, who posted a double-double on 26 points and 16 rebounds.

Meanwhile, Phoenix didn’t have too much trouble with the New Orleans Pelicans at home on Tuesday as they won 112-100. The victory came about thanks to a strong surge after the first quarter to overcome a 36-22 deficit. Phoenix relied on the efforts of point guard Chris Paul, who dropped a double-double on 18 dimes and 14 points in addition to seven boards, and power forward Frank Kaminsky, who had 17 points.

The Rockets are the clear underdogs, so they’re hoping it’s the size of the fight that determines this one. The odds have been favorable for them against the spread on the road this season, even if it’s been tough sledding overall. They are 3-1 ATS in away games but only 4-3 all in all.

Phoenix’s victory lifted them to 3-3 while Houston’s defeat dropped them down to 1-6. We’ll see if the Suns can repeat their recent success or if Houston bounces back and reverse their fortune.

How To Watch

  • When: Thursday at 10 p.m. ET
  • Where: Footprint Center — Phoenix, Arizona
  • TV: NBATV
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $8.81

Odds

The Suns are a big 10.5-point favorite against the Rockets, according to the latest NBA odds.

The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 10.5-point spread, and stayed right there.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

Houston have won 15 out of their last 20 games against Phoenix.

  • Apr 12, 2021 – Phoenix 126 vs. Houston 120
  • Apr 05, 2021 – Phoenix 133 vs. Houston 130
  • Jan 20, 2021 – Phoenix 109 vs. Houston 103
  • Feb 07, 2020 – Phoenix 127 vs. Houston 91
  • Dec 21, 2019 – Houston 139 vs. Phoenix 125
  • Dec 07, 2019 – Houston 115 vs. Phoenix 109
  • Apr 07, 2019 – Houston 149 vs. Phoenix 113
  • Mar 15, 2019 – Houston 108 vs. Phoenix 102
  • Feb 04, 2019 – Houston 118 vs. Phoenix 110
  • Mar 30, 2018 – Houston 104 vs. Phoenix 103
  • Jan 28, 2018 – Houston 113 vs. Phoenix 102
  • Jan 12, 2018 – Houston 112 vs. Phoenix 95
  • Nov 16, 2017 – Houston 142 vs. Phoenix 116
  • Apr 02, 2017 – Houston 123 vs. Phoenix 116
  • Feb 11, 2017 – Houston 133 vs. Phoenix 102
  • Dec 26, 2016 – Houston 131 vs. Phoenix 115
  • Dec 21, 2016 – Houston 125 vs. Phoenix 111
  • Apr 07, 2016 – Phoenix 124 vs. Houston 115
  • Feb 19, 2016 – Houston 116 vs. Phoenix 100
  • Feb 04, 2016 – Houston 111 vs. Phoenix 105

Source: CBSSports.com

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