Rockets at Jazz 12/7/17 - NBA Picks & Predictions
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Houston Rockets vs. Utah Jazz
NBA: 10:30 PM EST
Dec. 07, 2017
Latest Odds : HOU -5.5 Total 208
In the second game of a Thursday night NBA on TNT doubleheader, the Houston Rockets will visit the Utah Jazz. The Rockets have won seven straight games and rank second in scoring at 114.1 points per game. On Sunday, Houston outscored the Los Angeles Lakers by 15 points during the second quarter of a 118-95 road triumph. The Rockets connected on 14-for-37 from long distance and shot 50 percent overall.
James Harden finished the night with a game high 36 points to go along with nine assists and is looking like a serious MVP candidate. Chris Paul added 21 points and six assists for the Rockets.
The Utah Jazz have been playing better after a slow start to the season and are currently a game above .500 overall. On Tuesday, the Jazz were outscored by 18 points during the fourth quarter of a 100-94 loss at Oklahoma City. Utah was outrebounded by a 59-42 margin and shot just 43 percent from the field. The loss snapped a six-game winning streak for the Jazz.
Rookie Donovan Mitchell led four Utah players in double figures with 31 points on 11-for-22 shooting. Joe Ingles added 16 points and four assists for the Jazz in a losing effort.
Recent Betting Trends:
Rockets are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 road games.
Jazz are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 home games.
Under is 5-1 in Rockets last 6 overall.
Over is 6-0 in Jazz last 6 vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
Home team is 8-3 ATS in the last 11 meetings.
Free Betting Pick: Houston Rockets -5.5
Houston F Ryan Anderson (back) practiced on Tuesday and is listed as questionable to play in this matchup. These two teams are very close in defensive efficiency, but the Rockets own the edge on offense and on the glass. Take Houston to win and cover on Thursday night. Final Score Prediction, Houston Rockets win and cover ATS 116-105.