When: 9:30 PM EST, January 20, 2021
Where: Toyota Center, Houston, TX
Point Spread: Rockets +5.5
OVER/UNDER Game Total: 218.5
Road Record: 4-4
Home Record: 3-3
Phoenix Suns Vs Houston Rockets Gameday Preview
The Houston Rockets will host the Phoenix Suns tonight with a roster that is still on the mend. Guard John Wall (knee) remains sidelined. Forward Danuel House Jr. (COVID protocols) and guard Dante Exum (calf), who was acquired along with Oladipo last week, are also out. Guard Sterling Brown (right leg) is questionable to play after missing the past two contests.
Suns coach Monty Williams described the time off Phoenix had between its losses at Washington and Memphis as a delay in the teams growth process. Multiple health and safety protocol postponements have placed the team “in a bit of a bind.”
As a result of the above concern, the teams two ball-dominant guards Chris Paul and Devin Booker have not been able to fully gel. Booker suffered through his worst game of the season by only shooting 16 of 21 en rout to a subpar 12-point performance against the Grizzlies.
The Suns value possessions and, by pace, are one of the most methodical teams in the league. A schedule compromised by unexpected stoppages has wreaked havoc on the organizations progress.
The most recent member of the Rockets was preaching patience following a 125-120 loss at the Chicago Bulls on Monday. Victor Oladipo predicting fairer skies ahead following his 32-point, five-rebound, nine-assist debut in the aftermath of the blockbuster trade that sent All-NBA guard James Harden to Brooklyn.
“Our better days are ahead of us, definitely,” Oladipo said. “Obviously off the fly we just went out there and winged it a little bit with not very much time to prep. But our better days are ahead. Everyone just stay patient, including us. Our better days are ahead. This is only the beginning.”
With tonight’s contest, the Houston Rockets roster is still in flux due to injury. Guard John Wall (knee) remains sidelined. Forward Danuel House Jr. (COVID protocols) and guard Dante Exum (calf), who was acquired along with Oladipo last week, are also out. Guard Sterling Brown (right leg) is questionable to play after missing the past two contests.
Suns Vs Rockets Facts
- Suns are 15-5 ATS in their last 20 games overall.
- Rockets are 8-21 ATS in their last 29 games following a straight up loss.
- Suns are 22-8 ATS in the last 30 meetings in Houston.
Phoenix Suns Vs Houston Rockets Alternative Fantasy Basketball-Statement Games Picks
Suns 114 Rockets 107
- 10 PT Pick: Houston Rockets UNDER 110.5 PTS
- 9 PT Pick: Devin Booker UNDER 27.5 PTS
- 8 PT Pick: Victor Oladipo UNDER 25.5 PTS