Jazz at Rockets 12/17/18 - NBA Picks & Predictions

Game: Houston Rockets vs Utah Jazz
Date & Time: 12/18/2018, 1:00 AM UTC
Latest Odds: HOU -5 Total 214.5
TV Channel: NBA TV

In the first game of a Monday night NBA TV doubleheader, the Utah Jazz will visit the Toyota Center to face the Houston Rockets.

The Jazz are two games below .500 overall and rank sixth in the league in scoring defense. On Saturday, Utah traveled to Mexico City and came away with a 96-89 loss against Orlando. The Jazz were out rebounded by a 57-47 margin and shot a woeful 32 percent from the floor.

Utah G Donovan Mitchell tallied a game high 24 points on an 8-for-21 shooting performance. Derrick Favors added 21 points and eight rebounds in a losing effort for the Jazz.
The Houston Rockets have won three straight games and are looking to climb back into contention in the Western Conference. On Saturday, Houston built a 21-point halftime lead and managed to hold on down the stretch for a 105-97 road victory at Memphis. The Rockets knocked down 13-for-37 from long range and shot 48 percent overall.

Reigning MVP James Harden led all scorers with 32 points to go along with 12 rebounds and 10 assists. Clint Capela contributed 26 points and 10 rebounds for the Rockets.

Odds Table

Betting Trends

Jazz are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games.
Rockets are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 home games.
Under is 4-1 in Jazz last 5 overall.
Over is 5-1 in Rockets last 6 home games.
Road team is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.

Free NBA Pick: Houston Rockets -5

Houston G/F James Ennis is scheduled to miss the next 1-2 weeks with a right hamstring strain. The Rockets were thumped in Utah by 27 points a couple of weeks ago and will be looking to settle the score at home. Take Houston to win and cover on Monday. Final Score Prediction, Houston Rockets win and cover ATS 112-103.


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