Houston Rockets vs. Utah Jazz - 1/10/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Utah Jazz (13-23) at Houston Rockets (25-11)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Toyota Center)
The Line: Houston Rockets -11 -- Over/Under: 196.5 See the Latest Odds
The Utah Jazz and the Houston Rockets duke it out at the Toyoto Center tonight.
The Houston Rockets have won three of their last four and will be going for a third straight win after blowing past the hapless Knicks by 120-96 on Thursday. James Harden led seven players in double figures with 25 points and nine assists while Trevor Ariza added 18 points and Donatas Motiejunas added 17, but beating the Knicks has become routine for every team now, so this win isn't really anything to get excited about. Still, the win elevates the Rockets to 25-11 on the season and 13-5 on the road.
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Meanwhile, the Utah Jazz have lost three of their last six and were beaten by 99-94 last night by the Thunder. Gordon Hayward led hte way with 27 points on 11 of 18 shooting, Derrick Favors added 22 points and Trey Burke had 20, but while the Jazz were the better team for most of the game, it was the fourth quarter where things just fell apart. Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook combined for 57 points but it was the newly acquired Dion Waiters who really hurt the Jazz late in the game. With the loss, Utah drops to 13-24 overall and 7-13 on the road.
In ATS trends, the Jazz are 4-0 ATS in their last four road games and 6-1 ATS in their last seven games against a team with a winning record, while the Rockets are 6-0 ATS in their last six games against a team with a winning record and 9-2 ATS in thier last 11 against the NBA Northwest.
Head to head, the Jazz are 2-5 ATS in their last seven meetings overall and the Under is 11-4 in the last 15 meetings.
The Rockets are far and away the better team in this one but I just get the feeling that the bookies are giving too many points because this one could stay within single digits.