Rockets vs. Jazz - 3/23/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Utah Jazz (34-36) at Houston Rockets (35-35)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Toyota Center)
The Line: Houston Rockets -4 -- Over/Under: 200 See the Latest Odds
The Utah Jazz and Houston Rockets square off Wednesday night at the Toyota Center.
The Utah Jazz look for another win after winning six of their last nine games. The Utah Jazz are averaging 97.8 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 96.5 points on 44.8 percent shooting. Gordon Hayward is averaging 19.9 points and 3.6 assists while Derrick Favors is averaging 16.9 points and 8.4 rebounds. Rodney Hood is dishing 2.7 assists and Rudy Gobert is grabbing 11 rebounds. The Utah Jazz are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 75.1 percent from the free throw line. The Jazz are allowing 35.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.1 rebounds per game. The Utah Jazz have lost eight of their last 11 road games.
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The Houston Rockets could use a win after losing four of their last six games. The Houston Rockets are averaging 106.1 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 107 points on 46.3 percent shooting. Dwight Howard is averaging 14.5 points and 12.1 rebounds while Michael Beasley is averaging 14.6 points and 5.4 rebounds. Trevor Ariza is grabbing 4.5 rebounds and Patrick Beverley is dishing 2.9 assists. The Houston Rockets are shooting 34.3 percent from beyond the arc and 70.1 percent from the free throw line. The Rockets are allowing 36.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.9 rebounds per game. The Houston Rockets have split their last eight home games.
The Jazz are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Southwest and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Rockets are 7-19 ATS in their last 26 Wednesday games and 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 0 days rest. The Jazz are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Houston and 2-6 ATS in the last 8 meetings overall.
The Rockets play decent basketball at home and need this game if they're serious about sneaking into the playoffs. While Utah has the rest advantage, the Rockets have the better offense and just hung with a very good Thunder team on the road. The Rockets should be able to win this game and cover.