Jazz vs. Rockets - 1/4/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Houston Rockets (16-19) at Utah Jazz (15-17)
NBA Basketball: Monday, January 4, 2016 at 9:00 pm (EnergySolutions Arena)
The Line: Utah Jazz -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Houston Rockets and Utah Jazz square off Monday night at the EnergySolutions Arena.
The Houston Rockets need a win after losing five of their last six games. The Houston Rockets are averaging 104.2 points on 44.1 percent shooting and allowing 106.2 points on 46.6 percent shooting. James Harden is averaging 28.1 points and 6.7 assists while Dwight Howard is averaging 13.8 points and 11.7 rebounds. Trevor Ariza is grabbing 4.9 rebounds and Ty Lawson is dishing 4.3 assists. The Houston Rockets are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 71.4 percent from the free throw line. The Rockets are allowing 35.3 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 15.6 turnovers per game. The Houston Rockets have lost six of their last eight road games. Donatas Motiejunas is questionable with a back injury.
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The Utah Jazz look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Utah Jazz are averaging 96.8 points on 43.6 percent shooting and allowing 96.9 points on 44.8 percent shooting. Gordon Hayward is averaging 18.8 points and 5.2 rebounds while Alec Burks is averaging 14.3 points and 2.1 assists. Rodney Hood is dishing 2.6 assists and Trevor Booker is grabbing 6.5 rebounds. The Utah Jazz are shooting 35.8 percent from beyond the arc and 75.5 percent from the free throw line. The Jazz are allowing 36.7 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 14 turnovers per game. The Utah Jazz have won five of their last six home games. Derrick Favors is questionable with a back injury.
The Rockets are 5-12 ATS in their last 17 games following a ATS loss and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games. The Jazz are 9-4-1 ATS in their last 14 vs. NBA Southwest and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS win. The Rockets are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
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