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Jazz are a Hot Bet in Back-to-Backs

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.

Shark Bites
  • Utah is 1-5 ATS in its last six games on the road.
  • The Rockets are 6-2 ATS in their last eight games at home.
  • The total has gone OVER in four of Houston's last five games.

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.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those looking to pick the visitors as their prediction to cover in this one found the Utah Jazz listed as 9-point underdogs earlier at BetOnline. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER total betting line for this game was set at 198.5 at Bovada but may have moved since the betting odds opened.

Handicapping prediction models run by the computers at Odds Shark pick a 100-99 result in favor of the Rockets. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Utah Jazz vs Houston Rockets Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Houston Rockets sport a record of 17-19 and 13-23 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Utah Jazz sit at 15-19 and 18-15-1 ATS on the NBA season. The OVER/UNDER totals betting records are 17-19 for the Houston Rockets and 13-21 for the Utah Jazz. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Houston vs Utah injuries news.

The Odds Shark betting Power Rankings have the Houston Rockets at No. 10 and the Utah Jazz at No. 17 heading into this NBA contest.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Houston's No. 4-ranked offense averaging 103.89 PPG, against a Utah Jazz defense that ranks No. 5 at 97.59 PPG. The Houston Rockets field goal percentage has averaged 44.24% so far, more than the Utah Jazz shooters have achieved on the year, 43.59% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Utah was crushed on Wednesday, getting run out of the gym by San Antonio and falling 123-98 at AT&T Center.

Betting Trends
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Utah's last 6 games
  • Utah is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Utah is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Utah is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Houston
  • Houston is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Houston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games
  • Houston is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Utah home to Miami, Saturday, January 9th
Houston home to Indiana, Sunday, January 10th