|Written by Jerry Santiago|
|Wednesday, 01 April 2009 08:02|
NBA betting odds have treated both teams well as of late as they have been good values recently on the basketball betting board. The Houston Rockets have beaten the NBA betting odds in 3 out of their last 4 games.
Houston has an overall basketball betting record of 48-26 straight up and 36-37-1 against the NBA betting odds. The Rockets have a 19-17 mark against the NBA betting odds in road games this year. Houston’s strength against the NBA betting odds is their 6th ranked defense.
Their offense has been inconsistent and ranked 17th overall. Since March 8 the Rockets have been trending “under” against the NBA betting odds with just 3 games out of 11 having gone over the total. Yao Ming leads the Rockets in scoring with an average of 19.6 points per game.
Yao also leads Houston in rebounds with nearly 10 per game. The Rockets are just one half of a game behind San Antonio for the top spot in the southwest division standings. The Phoenix Suns are going to have to get hot fast and get a lot of help in order to make the playoffs.
The Suns are currently in the 9th spot in the western conference and trail Dallas by 3.5 games for the final post season slot. Phoenix has an overall basketball betting record of 40-34 straight up and 30-41-2 against the NBA betting odds. The Suns have been subpar against the NBA betting odds at home with a mark of 16-20-1 against the spread.
Phoenix has been a reliable “over” team this season, and it would figure as they are ranked number one in the NBA for offense but a poor 27th overall on defense. The Suns are 43-30 “over” on the over/under NBA betting odds board.
The Suns enter action in this matchup having beaten the NBA betting odds in 6 out of their last 9 games. Shaquille O’Neal leads Phoenix with 18.1 points per game along with 8.6 boards per game.Sign up for this western conference shootout at BetRoyal.com!