Houston Rockets vs. Utah Jazz - 11/19/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Utah Jazz (7-6) at Houston Rockets (7-5)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 5:00 pm (Toyota Center)
The Line: Houston Rockets -7 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Utah Jazz and Houston Rockets square off Saturday afternoon in NBA action at the Toyota Center.
The Utah Jazz look for some sort of consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Utah Jazz are averaging 95.9 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 93.2 points on 43.3 percent shooting. George Hill is averaging 20.4 points and five assists while Gordon Hayward is averaging 20.4 points and 7.7 rebounds. Rodney Hood is the third double-digit scorer and Derrick Favors is grabbing 6.5 rebounds. The Utah Jazz are shooting 34 percent from beyond the arc and 76.5 percent from the free throw line. The Utah Jazz are allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.7 rebounds per game. The Utah Jazz have won five of their last six road games.
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The Houston Rockets look to remain hot after winning seven of their last 11 games. The Houston Rockets are averaging 108.9 points on 46.4 percent shooting and allowing 105.2 points on 45.4 percent shooting. James Harden is averaging 28.5 points and 8.2 assists while Eric Gordon is averaging 16.3 points and 3.2 rebounds. Ryan Anderson is the third double-digit scorer and Trevor Ariza is grabbing 5.1 rebounds. The Houston Rockets are shooting 37.4 percent from beyond the arc and 73.9 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Rockets are allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45 rebounds per game. The Houston Rockets have won three of their last four home games.
The Jazz are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 vs. Western Conference. The Rockets are 3-13 ATS in their last 16 Saturday games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Jazz are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Houston and the home team is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
The Jazz are still struggling on the offensive side of the ball due to injuries and that's not how you're going to beat this Rockets team. The Houston Rockets have shown to be a scoring machine and have covered five of their last six. Due to the way the Jazz have played recently, the Rockets should be able to win this game by double digits at home.