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Houston Rockets Utah Jazz
13-5 December 02, 2013, 09:00 | EnergySolutions Arena 3-15



Bettors will be looking to hit pay dirt on Monday when the Jazz try to run the Rockets off the court at EnergySolutions Arena in pro hoops action.

The Jazz bring a 3-15 record (8-9-1 ATS) to the battle against the 13-5 Rockets, who are 11-5-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Utah go 7-11 so far and the Rockets go 10-8. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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Those backing the visitors in this one found the Rockets listed as -7.5-point favorites earlier at Bovada. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER line for this game was set at 200 at BetOnline but may have moved since opening.

This game matches up the No. 29 (Jazz) and the No. 7 (Rockets) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 99-84 result in favor of the Rockets is predicted by handicapping models.

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Houston was a 112-106 winner in its last match on the road against the Spurs. They covered the 6.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 218 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Rockets got a 31-point performance from James Harden as Houston handed San Antonio a 112-106 defeat on Saturday at AT&T Center.

The Jazz were a 112-104 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Suns. They covered the 9-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (216) made winners of OVER bettors. The Jazz got 20 points from Trey Burke as Utah ran past Phoenix 112-104 on Saturday at US Airways Center.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Utah's No. 27-rated squad against Houston's No. 2-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Utah rates No. 27 in the league with 5.67 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 2 with 10.33 per outing.

Next up:
Houston home to Phoenix, Wednesday, December 4th
Utah home to Indiana, Wednesday, December 4th
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