Utah Jazz at Houston Rockets Preview, Tips and Odds


The Utah Jazz travel on the road to the Toyota Center to take on the Houston Rockets. The Jazz snapped a four-game losing streak their last time out with a home win over the Portland Trailblazers to improve their record on the season to 33-18. The Rockets have won seven of their last ten games but were dominated their last time out by the Phoenix Suns falling 127-91 to drop to 33-19 on the season.

Utah Jazz at Houston Rockets Head to Head

The Jazz and the Houston Rockets have played 202 games in the regular season with 105 victories for the Jazz and 97 for the Rockets. The teams just recently played the first time this season and the Rockets won 117-126.

Utah Jazz at Houston Rockets Stats

The Jazz comes in averaging 110.9 points per game while shooting 47.2% from the field as a team. Leading the Jazz is guard Donovan Mitchell who is averaging 24.3 points per game while adding 4.3 assists and 4.3 rebounds per contest. Also contributing for the Jazz is forward Bojan Bogdanovic who is averaging 21.2 points per game while adding 4.1 rebounds and 2 assists.
The Rockets are one of the best offenses in the NBA averaging 118.3 points per game despite shooting just 45.1% from the field. Leading the Rockets and the NBA in scoring is iso specialist James Harden who is averaging an impressive 35.3 points per game while tying for the lead in assists with 7.3 per game and adding 6.4 rebounds. The Rockets traded leading rebounder, Clint Capella, away at the deadline so off season acquisition Russel Westbrook leads the way with 8 rebounds per game, while finishing second on the team in points with 26.7 per game.

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The slumping Utah Jazz are hoping to stay on the winning track when traveling to the Toyota Center on Sunday for a tilt with the Houston Rockets. A controversial 117-114 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday put an end to a five-game losing streak for the Jazz.
Meanwhile, the Rockets’ small-ball lineup got roasted by the Phoenix Suns on the road. The loss brought an end to a four-game winning streak. Since Thanksgiving, the Thunder’s 26-9 record is the best record of any Western Conference team. Its four-game winning streak entering play Saturday was the longest in the West. The Celtics enter Sunday’s game on a six-game winning streak. They rank No. 3 in the Eastern Conference.

Utah Jazz at Houston Rockets News

Missing players Jazz: Ed Davis (Back) is questionable.
Missing players Rockets: Eric Gordon (Leg) is questionable.

Utah Jazz at Houston Rockets Odds

Spread: -4 Rockets
O/U: 233

Utah Jazz at Houston Rockets Predictions

The Rockets are awful on defense allowing opponents to score 114.7 points per game which rank the Rockets 23rd in scoring defense in the NBA. The Jazz comes in allowing 107 points per game ranking 6th in scoring defense.The Rockets have struggled ATS on the season and come in with a 25-27 record ATS on the year while the Jazz is 24-25-2 ATS on the year and have failed to cover the spread in their last six games. Final score prediction, the Rockets small-ball new-look lineup pours in the points en route to a win and cover.

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