NBA Rockets vs Jazz Spread and Prediction (01-27-20)

In this high caliber Western battle between two of the top-5 teams of the conference, the 2nd Utah Jazz (32-13), who have been scorching-hot having lost only once in their last fifteen games, are hosting the 5th Houston Rockets (28-17), who on the other hand want to bounce back after their latest defeat.

Date/Time: 01-27-2020, 21:00 EDT

Spread: Utah Jazz -11

Total: +224.5

Utah Jazz have a 32-13 record (25-19-1 against the spread) and are sitting in the second place of the West. They have won 14 of their last 15 matches and in their last game they won at home against the Mavericks with a 112-107 score. They are led in scoring by Donovan Mitchell with 24.7 ppg, adding 4.3 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game. He is followed by Bojan Bogdanovic with 21.1 ppg and 4.1 rebounds per game.

Houston Rockets have a 28-17 record (21-24 against the spread) and are tied with the Mavericks in the 5th place of the West. In their last game they saw a two-game winning streak getting snapped by losing on the road against the Nuggets with a 110-117 score, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by James Harden with a league-best of 36.1 ppg, adding 6.2 rebounds and 7.3 assists per game but he is questionable for today. He is followed by Russell Westbrook with 26 ppg, 8.1 rebounds and a team high 7.4 assists per game.

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In their nine meetings last season the Rockets led the Jazz 6-3 wins and were 2-2 in Utah. Jazz are 18-3 at home, while the Rockets are 13-10 on the road. Rockets are better offensively, scoring 118.5 ppg to Jazz’s 111.1, while Jazz are better defensively, allowing 105.8 ppg to Rockets’ 114.3. Jazz have better percentages both in field goals (47.4% to 45.4%) and in 3-pointers (38.8% to 34.6%). On the other hand, Rockets are better in rebounding (47 to 46), while Jazz are better in assists made (22.2 to 21.6) and both teams are very close in turnovers committed (15 to 15.1). Bookmakers give the Jazz a -11 spread but don’t expect them to beat the odds as the guests will surely force a closer game than that with or without Harden.

Houston Rockets vs Utah Jazz Pick: Houston Rockets +11 (-107)

 

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