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High-Flying Rockets Meet Stingy Jazz Defense in Houston

The Houston Rockets have occupied the third spot in the Western Conference standings for quite some time now, but the Utah Jazz would love to eclipse them to grab a more favorable matchup in the postseason. The fourth-place Jazz are four games behind Houston with 18 contests remaining, and they’ll attempt to gain some ground on James Harden and company tonight in the Lone Star State. Oddsmakers initially set the Rockets as 5.5-point home chalk with an OVER/UNDER of 216.

Shark Bites
  • The Rockets are 19-6 SU in their last 25 games at home.
  • The Jazz are 1-5 ATS in their last six games on the road against the Rockets.
  • The total has gone OVER in four of the Jazz's last five games against the Rockets.

A major reason for Utah’s resurgence has been the emergence of Rudy Gobert. Gobert posted his 44th double-double with 15 points and 15 boards in Monday’s 88-83 win over the New Orleans Pelicans. The Frenchman is averaging 13 points, 12.8 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game this season.

Just how good is the Rockets offense? Houston has scored 100 points or more in a franchise-record 50 consecutive games and topped 120 points in seven of its last eight victories. MVP front-runner Harden had 39 points and 12 assists vs the San Antonio Spurs on Monday to record his 50th double-double of the campaign.

Despite owning a top-notch defense, the Jazz have been going OVER on the road. Six of Utah's last seven games away from home have gone above the closing total.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Houston Rockets installed as -5.5-point favorites in this particular NBA matchup. The over-under betting line for the total number of point scored was listed by most sportsbooks, including Bovada, at 216.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Rockets to win this game 113-104. 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 currently sport a record of 44-20, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 37-27 ATS. The Utah Jazz are 40-24 and 28-34-2 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Rockets post a 34-29-1 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Jazz have gone 32-32 against the total number of points scored. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Houston vs Utah injuries news.

The betting Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 8-rated Utah Jazz taking on the No. 3-rated Houston Rockets in this NBA contest.

Statistical Matchup

In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Houston's No. 12-rated NBA squad against Utah's No. 19-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Houston rates No. 1 in the league with 14.75 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 13 with 9.48 per outing.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Utah earned a 88-83 victory over New Orleans on Monday, getting 23 points from Gordon Hayward at Vivint Smart Home Arena.

The Rockets got a terrific 39-point performance from James Harden but San Antonio handed them a 112-110 defeat on Monday at AT&T Center.

Betting Trends
  • Utah is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Utah is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
  • Utah is 4-10 ATS in its last 14 games on the road
  • Utah is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • Houston is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games
  • Houston is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
  • Houston is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Houston's last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Utah at Oklahoma City, Saturday, March 11th
Houston at Chicago, Friday, March 10th