Houston Rockets vs. Utah Jazz - 2/9/20 NBA Pick, Odds & Prediction
Utah Jazz at Houston Rockets
Sunday, February 9, 2020 at 7:00 PM (Toyota Center)
Houston Rockets -4.0 O/U 233
The Utah Jazz travel on the road to the Toyota Center to take on the Houston Rockets. The Jazz snapped a four-game losing streak their last time out with a home win over the Portland Trailblazers to improve their record on the season to 33-18. The Rockets have won seven of their last ten games but were dominated their last time out by the Pheonix Suns falling 127-91 to drop to 33-19 on the season.
The Jazz comes in averaging 110.9 points per game while shooting 47.2% from the field as a team. Leading the Jazz is guard Donovan Mitchell who is averaging 24.3 points per game while adding 4.3 assists and 4.3 rebounds per contest. Also contributing for the Jazz is forward Bojan Bogdanovic who is averaging 21.2 points per game while adding 4.1 rebounds and 2 assists.
The Rockets are one of the best offenses in the NBA averaging 118.3 points per game despite shooting just 45.1% from the field. Leading the Rockets and the NBA in scoring is iso specialist James Harden who is averaging an impressive 35.3 points per game while tying for the lead in assists with 7.3 per game and adding 6.4 rebounds. The Rockets traded leading rebounder, Clint Capella, away at the deadline so offseason acquisition Russel Westbrook leads the way with 8 rebounds per game while finishing second on the team in points with 26.7 per game.
The Rockets are awful on defense allowing opponents to score 114.7 points per game which rank the Rockets 23rd in scoring defense in the NBA. The Jazz comes in allowing 107 points per game ranking 6th in scoring defense.
The Rockets have struggled ATS on the season and come in with a 25-27 record ATS on the year while the Jazz is 24-25-2 ATS on the year and have failed to cover the spread in their last six games. Final score prediction, the Rockets small-ball new-look lineup pours in the points en route to a win and cover.