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Utah Jazz vs Houston Rockets in NBA odds tilt

Houston RocketsUtah Jazz
Feb 29, 9:00 PM | EnergySolutions Arena

Houston Rockets vs Utah Jazz Odds

21-14TEAM RECORD15-18

The Rockets will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Jazz in Utah at EnergySolutions Arena on Wednesday in NBA action.

The Jazz bring a 15-18 record (15-17-1 ATS) to the battle against the 21-14 Rockets, who are 20-15 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Utah go 15-18 so far and the Rockets go 12-23.

View Houston vs Utah Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 2-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, while the total was hovering around 194.5 at most shops.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 20-rated Jazz and the No. 13-ranked Rockets, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 98-95 result in favor of the Rockets.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Utah's No. 14-rated squad against Houston's No. 15-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Utah rates No. 29 in the league with 3.8 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 8 with 7 per outing.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Rockets own the league's No. 23-rated mark, allowing 99.6 points per game when on the road. Utah, on the other hand, rates No. 7 in home scoring.

Houston won its last outing, an 88-85 result against the Raptors on February 28. The Rockets failed to cover in that game as a 9.5-point favorite, while the 173 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The Rockets got a 26-point performance from Kyle Lowry as Houston ran past Toronto 88-85 on Tuesday at Toyota Center.

In their last action, Utah was a 103-96 loser on the road against the Kings. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (199) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Jazz got 18 points from Devin Harris, but it was Sacramento that prevailed in a 103-96 final on Tuesday at Power Balance Pavilion.

Houston Rockets Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Denver are 5-5
After playing Toronto are 3-7
After a win are 6-4

Utah Jazz Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Miami are 7-3
After playing Sacramento are 7-3
After a loss are 3-7

A few Rockets at Jazz trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Houston's last 7 games on the road
Houston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Houston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Utah
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games when playing Utah
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Utah's last 5 games when playing Houston
Utah is 16-5 SU in its last 21 games when playing at home against Houston
Utah is 13-6 SU in its last 19 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Utah's last 9 games

Next up:
Houston home to Denver, Friday, March 2
Utah home to Miami, Friday, March 2