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Rockets home to Jazz in NBA betting action

Utah JazzHouston Rockets
March 20, 8:00 PM | Toyota Center

Utah Jazz vs Houston Rockets Odds

34-33TEAM RECORD36-31

Utah pays a visit to Houston on Wednesday, hoping to send the Rockets to a loss while also covering the spread in NBA action at Toyota Center.

(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Rockets currently sports a record of 36-31, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 35-31-1 ATS. The Jazz are 34-33 and 32-34-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Rockets post a 35-32 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Jazz have gone 31-35-1 against the number.

View Utah vs Houston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening line for this matchup at BetOnline, the Rockets sat as 8-point favorites. The total had been pegged earlier by the oddsmakers at TopBet at 211.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Rockets - Jazz odds would favor the Rockets if the lines were set according to power ranks. Houston is rated No. 11 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Jazz sit at No. 18. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 105-101 win for the Rockets.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Houston's No. 9-rated squad against Utah's No. 13-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Houston rates No. 1 in the league with 10.8 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 25 with 6 per outing.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Jazz own the league's No. 21-rated mark, allowing 102.2 points per game when playing on the road. Houston, on the other hand, rates No. 1 in scoring on their home court.

Last time out for Utah, they were a 90-83 loser as they battled the Knicks at home. The Jazz failed to cover in the match as a 10.5-point favorite, while 173 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Jazz endured a 90-83 loss at the hands of the Knicks on Monday, despite a 17-point effort from Gordon Hayward at EnergySolutions Arena.

Last time out for Houston, they were a 108-78 loser as they battled the Warriors at home. The Rockets failed to cover in the match as a 7.5-point favorite, while 186 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Houston was run off the court by the Warriors on Sunday as Golden State blasted them 108-78 at Toyota Center.

Utah Jazz Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing San Antonio are 4-6
After playing New York are 7-3
After a loss are 4-6

Houston Rockets Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing Cleveland are 8-2
After playing Golden State are 1-9
After a loss are 9-1

A few Jazz at Rockets trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Utah's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Utah's last 6 games when playing Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Utah's last 7 games when playing on the road against Houston
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Utah's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 6 games when playing Utah
Houston is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games at home

Next up:
Utah at San Antonio, Friday, March 22
Houston home to Cleveland, Friday, March 22