Rockets visit Jazz in hoops battle
Houston Rockets vs Utah Jazz Odds
Houston pays a visit to Utah on Monday, hoping to send the Jazz to a loss while also covering the spread in NBA action at EnergySolutions Arena.
(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Jazz are 5-6 so far on the season, and 5-5-1 ATS vs. the number. The Rockets, meanwhile, are 4-6 and 4-5-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Utah go 5-5-1 and the Rockets go 6-4 on the totals.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 9-rated Jazz and the No. 11-ranked Rockets, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 99-98 result in favor of the Jazz.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Utah's No. 4-rated squad against Houston's No. 5-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Utah rates No. 19 in the league with 6.1 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 3 with 8.9 per outing.
Defensively, the Rockets feature the league's No. 28-rated defense on the road, giving up 105.8 points per game. Utah, meanwhile, comes in at No. 11 in the league in scoring at home.
Houston lost its last outing, a 119-108 result against the Lakers on November 18. The Rockets failed to cover in that game as a 7-point underdog, while the 227 combined points took the game OVER the total. Houston suffered a 119-108 loss against Los Angeles on Sunday, getting 24 points from Chandler Parsons in a losing effort at STAPLES Center.
In their last action, Utah was an 83-76 winner on the road against the Wizards. They covered the 3.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (159) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Al Jefferson scored 21 points and added 13 rebounds for a double-double, leading Utah over Washington, 83-76, on Saturday at Verizon Center.
Houston Rockets Trends:
When playing on Monday are 7-3
Before playing Chicago are 7-3
After playing LA Lakers are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6
Utah Jazz Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Sacramento are 4-6
After playing Washington are 6-4
After a win are 5-5
A few Rockets at Jazz trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Houston's last 7 games when playing Utah
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games when playing on the road against Utah
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Utah's last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Utah's last 7 games when playing Houston
Utah is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games at home
Utah is 17-5 SU in its last 22 games when playing at home against Houston
Houston home to Chicago, Wednesday, November 21
Utah home to Sacramento, Friday, November 23