Houston cruised to victory on Monday, running Utah out of the gym and running up a 125-80 score at EnergySolutions Arena.
Houston was an underdog by 3.5 points and came through with an ATS victory for bettors. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 207.5.
Houston got 25 points from James Harden and another 16 points from Marcus Morris. Jeremy Lin contributed 7 assists, while Omer Asik cleaned the glass with 19 rebounds.
Utah got 12 points from Randy Foye in a losing cause and another 11 points from Derrick Favors. Alec Burks contributed 4 assists for the Jazz, while Al Jefferson had 8 rebounds.
Houston led at halftime, 57-39.
Houston had a 44-39 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.
Houston looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Nuggets. The Jazz will aim to get back on the winning track vs New Orleans.