Jazz vs. Rockets - 3/12/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Houston Rockets (43-20) at Utah Jazz (27-36)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 9:00 pm (EnergySolutions Arena)
The Line: Utah Jazz -1 -- Over/Under: 188.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: ROOT, ROOT
The Houston Rockets and Utah Jazz play Thursday night at the EnergySolutions Arena.
The Houston Rockets look for a win after splitting their last six games. On the season, the Rockets are averaging 103.3 points on 43.9 percent shooting and are allowing 99.7 points on 43.9 percent shooting. James Harden is averaging 27.1 points and 7.1 assists while Terrence Jones is averaging 12.5 points and 7.2 rebounds. Trevor Ariza is grabbing 5.4 rebounds and Corey Brewer is shooting 43.2 percent from the field. The Houston Rockets are coming off a loss to the Portland Trail Blazers in which they shot just 41.8 percent from the field, but they've scored 100 or more points in eight of their last nine games. The Rockets have lost five of their last seven road games SU.
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The Utah Jazz look to stay hot after winning six of their last seven games. On the season, the Jazz are averaging 95 points on 44.9 percent shooting and are allowing 95.8 points on 44.8 percent shooting. Derrick Favors is averaging 16.4 points and 8.3 rebounds while Trey Burke is averaging 12.8 points and 4.5 assists. Rudy Gobert is grabbing 8.3 rebounds and Trevor Booker is shooting 49.3 percent from the field. The Utah Jazz are allowing just 40.4 percent shooting in their last five games and have allowed 88 or less points in seven straight games. While the playoffs are pretty much out of the question, the Jazz are showing great promise and playing their best ball of the season. Gordon Hayward is questionable with a back injury.
The Rockets are 43-19-3 ATS in their last 65 Thursday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Jazz are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 vs. NBA Southwest and 8-3-2 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The Rockets are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
While the Jazz are rolling here, the Houston Rockets are still head and shoulders the better team. Not sure how you can turn down this line in this spot.