With just a few games left to play in the regular season, the playoff fates of the majority of teams has already been decided. There are, though, still a few who are going to have to go right down to the wire to see if they end up in or out. For those teams that are chasing, there are a number of things that have to go right. They need to win, have other teams lose, and hope that the schedule maker has been kind to them in the final stretch. One team that can feel good about their situation right now are the Houston Rockets, despite the fact that they are the number 9 seed in the Western Conference. They have a crucial game against the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday night, but the 4 games that they have left remaining after that are against teams that are well below the .500 mark on the season. That stretch begins with the Phoenix Suns coming to town on Thursday night, and you can wager on this crucial game at the MyBookie NBA betting page.
How To Bet On The Phoenix Suns Vs Houston Rockets NBA Spread
When: Thursday, April 7 at 8 PM EST
Where: Toyota Center, Houston
Radio: KTAR and KBME
Live Stream: NBA Stream
NBA Odds: TBA
Why bet on the Phoenix Suns
It has been an absolute horror show season for the Phoenix Suns (20-58), and the only positive thing that this team can see at the moment is that it’s almost all over. They are coming into this one having lost 7 straight games, and they have just not been very competitive in doing so. They have played the Rockets twice already this season, losing both games, even though they were both played in Phoenix. The Suns have been horrible on the road this year, only managing 7 wins away from home all season long. The only real hope that they have here is that this will be the second game in consecutive nights for a Rockets team that is under real pressure to make the playoffs. Phoenix are averaging 100.1 PPG, and are giving up 107.6 PPG.
Why bet on the Houston Rockets
While things do not look particularly bright for the Houston Rockets (38-39) right now, they could look considerably better by the time Thursday night comes to a close. The Rockets are occupying the #9 spot in the Western Conference, but if they can pull off back to back wins against the Mavericks and the Suns over the next 2 nights, they could well be sitting as high as 7th in the conference. That said, you have to go all the way back to early March to find the last time that Houston strung 2 wins together, so this is not really a given. The remaining schedule looks good for Houston, though, and I still think they will make their way into the postseason.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
The Rockets took care of the Suns pretty handily in both of their previous meetings this season, and I have no doubts that they will be able to make it 3 for 3 in this one.