Date/Time: 04-22-2019, 22:30 EDT
Spread: Utah Jazz +2.5
In game 4 of this Western Conference quarterfinal, the 5th in the West Utah Jazz who are in a win-or-go-home situation after losing all three previous games in the series, are hosting once again the 4th Houston Rockets, who lead the series 3-0 wins after the previous road win and are looking to end the series with a sweep tonight.
Rockets had a 53-29 record (40-39-3 ATS) in the regular season and finished in the 4th place of the West. They are 9-1 in their last 10 games and in their latest matchup they were victorious against Utah on the road in the third game of the series, 104-101. Jazz had a 50-32 record (44-36-2 ATS) in the regular season and finished in the 5th place of the Western conference. They are 1-5 in their last 6 games and in their latest matchup they got defeated by Houston at home in the third game of the series, 101-104.
Top Basketball BookmakersHouston are led in scoring by James Harden with 30.5 ppg. He also adds 10.5 rebounds and leads the team in assists made with 11 per game, while Chris Paul follows with 16.3 ppg, 3.7 rebounds and 4.7 assists per game. Eric Gordon adds 16.5 ppg. Utah are led in scoring by Donovan Mitchell with 21.3 ppg. He also adds 4 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game, while Rudy Gobert follows with 14.3 ppg and leads the team in rebounding with 10.7 per game. Ricky Rubio adds 14 ppg and leads the team in assists made with 7 per game.
Houston leads Utah 5-2 wins so far this season having won two of the three road games. Utah are 29-13 at home, while Houston are 22-20 on the road. Houston have a better offense with 113.9 ppg to Utah’s 111.2, while Utah have a better defense, allowing 106.8 ppg to Houston’s 108.7 ppg. Utah have a better accuracy from the field (46.6% to 44.9%), while Houston have a better accuracy from behind the arc (35.6% to 35.2%). Houston commit fewer turnovers (12.7 to 14.8), while Utah are better in rebounding (46.3 to 42.2) and in assists per game (25.9 to 21.2). Utah have been very strong at home and expect them to get away with the win one way or another in this do-or-die game.
Houston Rockets vs Utah Jazz Game 4 Prediction: Utah Jazz +2.5 (-106)