NBA Betting: Prospects Dim For Dismal Suns
The Phoenix Suns drew the short straw from the schedule-makers this weekend. Already on a lengthy losing streak, the Suns’ chances of ending that skid this weekend look bleak as they have road games against the Houston Rockets and Golden State Warriors.
Phoenix will enter its Friday night matchup with the Rockets having lost 13 in a row straight up, while going 4-9 against the spread. On the road, Phoenix has dropped seven straight at 3-4 ATS.
Houston has won 10 straight with a 6-3-1 ATS record. At home, the Rockets have won 17 straight at 9-8 ATS, Despite their high-powered offense, the Rockets have been a strong UNDER bet lately with an 8-2 UNDER mark in their last 10.
Not surprisingly the Rockets are 3-0 SU vs Phoenix this season and 2-1 ATS. They last met up on March 17 when Houston defeated Phoenix 113-102 as a 14.5-point home favorite at Bovada Sportsbook.
After they finish in Houston, the Suns visit Golden State on Sunday. The injury-riddled Warriors entered a Thursday night matchup with the Milwaukee Bucks 3-6 SU and ATS in their last nine. They’re also 2-6 ATS in their last eight home games. One thing to watch for on Thursday is the expected return of Kevin Durant. If he is back, that will make a big difference for Golden State this weekend.
The Warriors are 2-0 SU and ATS vs the Suns this season, and they’ve won 13 straight against them overall at 8-5 ATS.
Also on tap this weekend, the top two teams in the Eastern Conference clash when the Toronto Raptors visit the Boston Celtics on Saturday.
Toronto is a disappointing 3-3 SU in its last six and has been killing bettors lately, losing seven straight ATS. The Raptors have been good on the road lately at 9-1 SU and 7-3 ATS in their last 10.
Despite Kyrie Irving being sidelined, the Celtics have won five straight at 4-1 ATS. However, at home they’re a lame 3-5 SU and ATS in their last eight. There’s a good chance Boston will be a home underdog in this one, which actually bodes well for the Celtics as they are 5-1 SU and 6-0 ATS this season as a home underdog.
Boston and Toronto have squared off twice this season with each side winning SU and covering once at home. In the last 10 matchups, Toronto holds the advantage at 7-3 SU and 8-2 ATS. In Boston, Toronto is 4-4 SU and 5-3 ATS in their last eight.