The Jazz will be hoping to bounce back from a 123-98 whipping at the hands of the Spurs last night when they continue their Texas road trip tonight in Houston. Opening as +9 underdogs for the game, the Jazz are a team to watch, as they’ve performed well at the betting window in the second game of back-to-backs, going 11-2 ATS in their last 13 games when in that scenario.
The Rockets have been on an ATS slide, failing to cover in five straight games. For the season, Houston has been fairly miserable at covering spreads, going just 13-23 ATS. Houston backers will want to be cautious with tonight’s game, as Houston has only covered a spread of 9 or more once this season.
The teams faced off on Monday in Utah, with the Rockets taking a close 93-91 win, failing to cover the -3.5 spread. The Jazz exploded for 37 points in the second quarter, but were only able to tally 33 points in the second half. James Harden scored 30 points in the game, but also turned the ball over eight times.
As for the total, which opened at 198, Houston has gone OVER in three straight games when playing on two days’ rest, while Utah is 3-1 O/U when playing on no days’ rest.