Date/Time: 12-06-2018, 22:30 EDT
Spread: Utah Jazz -2
In this battle between two squads with high hopes for the season but both being very ineffective so far, the Houston Rockets, who want to bounce back after their latest defeat, are visiting the Utah Jazz, looking to turn their latest victory into another streak.
Rockets re 11-12 so far in the league and are tied with 2 more squads in the eleventh place of the Western conference. In their latest matchup they saw a 2-game victory streak end with a road defeat by Minnesota, 91-103. Jazz are 12-13 so far in the league and are tied with 2 more squads in the eleventh place of the Western conference. They are 3-1 in their last 4 games and in their latest matchup they were victorious against San Antonio at home, 139-105.
Top Basketball BookmakersHouston are led in scoring by James Harden with 30.6 ppg. He also adds 5.6 rebounds and leads the team in assists made with 8.6 per game, while Clint Capela follows with 18.1 ppg and leads the team in rebounding with 11.8 per game. Chris Paul adds 16.6 ppg, 4.6 rebounds and 8,1 assists per game. Utah are led in scoring by Donovan Mitchell with 21.3 ppg. He also adds 3.6 assists per game, while Rudy Gobert follows with 15.5 ppg and leads the team in rebounding with 12.8 per game. Ricky Rubio adds 12.7 ppg and leads the team in assists made with 6.4 per game.
Utah have won their latest matchup against Houston earlier this season by 11 points on the road. Utah are 3-6 at home so far, while Houston are 6-7 on the road. Houston have a better offense with 109.2 ppg to Utah’s 107, while Utah have a better offense, allowing 107.8 ppg to Houston’s 109.5 ppg. Houston have a better accuracy from the field, shooting with 46.4% to Utah’s 44.9%, while Utah have a better accuracy from behind the arc, shooting with 34.2% to Houston’s 33.8%. Houston commit fewer turnovers (13.9 to 15.4), while Utah are better both in rebounding (42.8 to 41) and in assists per game (24.1 to 21.5). Utah have been very ineffective at home so far this season so pick Houston for the road win in this one.
Houston Rockets vs Utah Jazz Prediction: Houston Rockets +2 (-109)