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Rockets Favored on Road Over Suns on Thursday Night

Let's take a look at the Thursday night matchup between the Houston Rockets and Phoenix Suns. The game at Talking Stick Resort Arena is scheduled to tip off at 9:00 PM ET. Currently, the Rockets are solid road favorites to win.

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The Rockets are 26-25 SU and 22-29 ATS so far this season. They are 10-13 on the road, and 30 of their games have gone OVER the line, with the other 21 all going UNDER. They are coming off of a 115-102 win over the Miami Heat, where they won against the spread as -4 ½ point home favorites. The total went OVER the 211 point line set by the sports gambling pros in that one.

The Suns are 14-36 SU and 19-31 ATS overall this year. They are 10-14 at home, and 25 of their games have gone OVER the line, 24 went UNDER, and 1 game was a PUSH. They are coming off of a 104-97 loss to the Toronto Raptors, where they won against the spread as 9 point home underdogs. The total went OVER the 200 point line set by the sportsbook websites in that matchup.

Houston is 5-2 ATS overall lately, and 4-1 ATS against teams with a losing record. They are 5-1 ATS on the road against teams with a losing record at home, and 49-21-3 ATS on Thursday night. They are 7-3 ATS against the Pacific Division.

The total has gone OVER in all 6 of their recent road games, and OVER in all 4 of their games coming off of a SU win. The total has gone OVER in 12 of their last 13 against the Western Conference, and OVER in 17 of their last 21 games overall. The total has gone OVER in 16 of their last 21 coming off of a win spreadwise, and OVER in 7 of their last 10 on Thursday. The total has gone OVER in 7 of their last 10 against the Pacific Division.

Phoenix is 5-1 ATS on Thursday night, and 5-2 ATS at home. They are 3-7 ATS coming off of a SU loss, and 8-20 ATS overall recently. They are 2-8 ATS against the Southwest Division, and 1-11 ATS coming off of a win spreadwise. They are 0-5 ATS against Western Conference opponents.

The total has gone OVER in all 4 of their games coming off of a win spreadwise, and UNDER in 5 of their last 6 against the Southwest Division. The total has gone OVER in 5 of their last 6 against teams with a winning record, and UNDER in 4 of their last 5 coming off of a SU loss. The total has gone UNDER in 22 of their last 30 on Thursday, and UNDER in 10 of their last 14 coming off of one day of rest.

Between these teams, the Rockets are 5-1 ATS lately. The road team is 4-1 ATS, while the underdog is 4-0 ATS in this series. The total has gone OVER in 5 of their last 6 meetings, and OVER in all 5 of their recent matchups in Phoenix.

They last met in March 2015, when Phoenix won 117-102, and won against the spread as 7 ½ point road underdogs. The total went OVER the 207 point line set by pro basketball gambling sites in that matchup.

For Thursday night's game, betting odds list the Rockets as -7 ½ point road favorites. The over/under is set at 214 points. On the moneyline, the Rockets are listed at -350, with the Suns a +290.