The Utah Jazz and Houston Rockets meet Sunday in NBA Summer League action at the Thomas & Mack Center. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
Utah Jazz Betting Preview
The Utah Jazz are averaging 101.5 points on 48.5 percent shooting and allowing 97.5 points on 48 percent shooting. Keyonte George is averaging 21.7 points and 2.7 rebounds, while Johnny Juzang is averaging 17.8 points and 3.8 rebounds. Ochai Agbaji is the third double-digit scorer and Luka Samanic is dishing 2.7 assists. The Utah Jazz are shooting 37.2 percent from beyond the arc and 75.4 percent from the free throw line. The Utah Jazz are allowing 30.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41 rebounds per game.
Houston Rockets Betting Preview
The Houston Rockets are averaging 109 points on 47.6 percent shooting and allowing 100 points on 45.2 percent shooting. Jabari Smith Jr. is averaging 35.5 points and 7 rebounds, while Tari Eason is averaging 23 points and 9.5 rebounds. Cam Whitmore is the third double-digit scorer and Matthew Mayer is grabbing 9 rebounds. The Houston Rockets are shooting 36.5 percent from beyond the arc and 75.3 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Rockets are allowing 36.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37 rebounds per game.
The Houston Rockets are the more talented team and should be favored, assuming they play their entire squad. However, we're getting free points with an undefeated Jazz squad. One of the best offensive teams in this summer league, the value is with the Jazz and the free points. Should be a tight, explosive contest. I want the points in my pocket.