The Houston Rockets face the Phoenix Suns on the road on Sunday, October 30. The Rockets lost to the Portland Trail Blazers 125-111 on Friday to drop to 1-5 on the season. The Suns are coming off a 124-111 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans to move to 4-1 on the season.
The Pelicans were without their two young stars, Zion Williamson and Brandon Ingram, but the Suns received an unexpected 27-point outburst from Mikal Bridges to claim victory. The Suns are undefeated at home, a season after winning a league-best 32 games at home. These are the odds, injury reports, and starters in the Rockets vs Suns’ October 30 matchup.
Houston Rockets vs Phoenix Suns odds
Wynnbet has the Rockets as +12.5 underdogs against the Suns. The over/under for total points is 227 points. The Rockets’ over/under for points is 107.5, and the Suns’ over/under for points is 119.5. ESPN analytics gives the Suns an 86.6% chance to win the game.
Houston Rockets vs Phoenix Suns injury report
TyTy Washington is listed as out again after missing the first six games. Bruno Fernando will miss his fifth straight game with left patellar tendinitis and is expected to be out for the next two to three weeks. Eric Gordon was added to the injury report on October 29th and is out for injury maintenance. Jabari Smith Jr. is listed as day-to-day and is questionable for Sunday’s game with a right ankle injury.
The Suns have three players listed as out on their injury report; Ish Wainwright is out with a back injury, Deandre Ayton is out for at least a week with an ankle injury, and Jae Crowder is listed as out. Crowder hasn’t played this season as he seeks a trade.
Houston Rockets vs Phoenix Suns starters
The Suns started Cameron Johnson, Mikal Bridges, Deandre Ayton, Chris Paul, and Devin Booker against the New Orleans Pelicans. With Ayton out, the Suns will have to choose between Bismack Biyombo and Jock Landale at Center. Biyombo is a traditional rim protecting and rim running center, while Landale is theoretically a stretch-five. The Suns will likely start Biyombo, but both should play a similar amount of minutes with the starters.
The Rockets started Jalen Green, Kevin Porter Jr., Alperen Sengun, Jabari Smith Jr., and Eric Gordon Friday against the Trail Blazers. With Gordon out, and Smith questionable, the Rockets will have some tough decisions to make in their starting lineup, as the pair are their best floor spacers.
If Smith is deemed healthy enough to play, the Rockets will likely opt to start Jae’Sean Tate in Gordon’s place, but Garrison Mathews could be an option if they’re looking for more shooting. The most likely replacement for Smith, should he be held out, is Kenyon Martin Jr.
However, if both Gordon and Smith are out, the Rockets may opt to start Tate and Mathews in their stead. Mathews would be there for spacing and Tate for defense. The safe bet is for the Rockets to go with Tate and Martin, as Mathews hasn’t started a game this season.
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