Jazz at Rockets - 4/15/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Utah Jazz (38-43) at Houston Rockets (55-26)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Toyota Center)
The Line: Houston Rockets -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ROOT, ROOT
The Utah Jazz and Houston Rockets square off Wednesday night at the Toyota Center.
The Utah Jazz look to stay hot after winning four of their last five games. On the season, the Jazz are averaging 94.9 points on 44.7 percent shooting and are allowing 94.6 points on 44.4 percent shooting. Gordon Hayward is averaging 19.1 points and 4.1 assists while Derrick Favors is averaging 16.4 points and 8.2 rebounds. Trey Burke is dishing 4.3 assists and Rudy Gobert is grabbing 9.3 rebounds. The Utah Jazz are shooting 46.8 percent from the field and 39.8 percent from deep in their last five games. The Jazz have won eight of their last 11 road games. The Jazz continue to build serious momentum heading into next season. Hayward and Burke are questionable with injuries.
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The Houston Rockets look for a win after winning five of their last seven games. On the season, the Rockets are averaging 103.6 points on 44.2 percent shooting and are allowing 100.6 points on 44.4 percent shooting. James Harden is averaging 27.5 points and 6.9 assists while Dwight Howard is averaging 15.7 points and 10.6 rebounds. Trevor Ariza is dishing 2.6 assists and Josh Smith is grabbing 5.9 rebounds. The Houston Rockets are shooting 46.8 percent from the field in their last five games and have won seven of their last eight when topping 100 points. The Rockets still have a shot at the second seed in the West. The Rockets have won six of their last eight home games.
The Jazz are 19-9-2 ATS in their last 30 road games and 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Rockets are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Western Conference and 17-7 ATS in their last 24 home games. The home team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Jazz continue to be one of the hotter teams in the league. While the Rockets will play hard for the second seed, I'll take my chances with the points and a hot Utah squad.