Utah Jazz vs. Houston Rockets - 1/27/20 NBA Pick, Odds & Prediction

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Houston Rockets at Utah Jazz

Monday, January 27, 2020 at 9:00 PM (Vivint Smart Home Arena)

UTAH -13.5, O/U 221.5

The Houston Rocket travel to Salt Lake City, UT on Monday, but first the Rockets must face the Denver Nuggets on Sunday.  In their last game, the Rockets defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves by the score of 131-124.  Russell Westbrook led the Rockets in scoring on the night as he recorded 45 points while shooting 16 of 27 from the field and 13 of 13 from the free throw line.  Westbrook also led the Rockets in assists on the night with 10 while playing a total of 38 minutes against the Timberwolves.  Clint Capela led Houston in rebounds on the night with 9, including 4 coming offensively.   

With the win in their last game, the Houston Rockets are now 28-16 and are currently in 1st place in the Southwest Division.  James Harden is Houston’s leading scorer and is scoring 36.1 points per game and is always a threat to shoot. Russell Westbrook is the Rockets leader in assists per game with an average of 7.4.  Center Clint Capela is the leading rebounder for the Rockets as he has averaged 14 rebounds per game, including an average of 4.2 per game while on offense.  The Rockets come into Monday’s game with 3 players listed on their injury report as James Harden and Clint Capela are listed as day to day while Russell Westbrook is out. 

The Utah welcome the Houston Rockets to town on Monday after winning their last game by the score of 112-107 against the Dallas Mavericks.  Donovan Mitchell led the Jazz in points on the night as he recorded 25 points while shooting 9 of 25 from the field and 2 of 2 from the free throw line.  Mitchell also led Utah in assists as he recorded 5 on the night in the 37 minutes that he played against the Mavericks.  Rudy Gobert led the Jazz in rebounds on the night as he recorded 17, including 4 offensively. 

The Utah Jazz are currently 32-13 on the season which places them in 1st place in the Northwest Division.  Donovan Mitchell leads the Jazz in points per game with 24.7.  Rudy Gobert leads the Jazz in rebounds per game as he has averaged 14.5 per game.  Joe Ingles is the assists leader for the Jazz as he is averaging 5 per game.  The Jazz enter Monday’s game with 1 player listed on their injury report as Emmanuel Mudiay is currently day to day.

The Houston Rockets have recorded an average of 118.7 points per game this season while allowing 114.2 points per game.  The Utah Jazz have scored 111.1 points per game this year while allowing 105.8 points per game.  In their last 5 games, the Rockets are 2-3 and have won 2 games in a row while the Jazz are 4-1 and have won 4 games in a row.  Houston has won 2 of the last 3 meetings against Utah but the Jazz have outscored the Rockets in the 3 game average by the score of 100.33-98.33.  The Rockets are currently 13-9 when playing on the road while the Jazz are 18-3 at home.  I will be going with the Jazz in this one.  Utah wins 120-105 and covers the spread.   

Travis’s Pick Utah Jazz -13.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.