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Utah Jazz vs. Houston Rockets - 2/2/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Houston Rockets at Utah Jazz
Date & Time Saturday February 2, 2019, 9:00 PM (EST)
Location
Vivint Smart Home Arena
Salt Lake City, Utah
The Line
The Line: Utah Jazz -7 -- Over/Under: 22.5
TV Channel
ATSW, ATRM
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NBA | Houston Rockets at Utah Jazz
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The Houston Rockets and Utah Jazz meet Saturday in NBA action at the Vivint Smart Home Arena.

The Houston Rockets look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Houston Rockets are averaging 112.3 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 110.9 points on 47.5 percent shooting. James Harden is averaging 36.3 points and 8.1 assists while Eric Gordon is averaging 16.3 points and two assists. Chris Paul is the third double-digit scorer and Kenneth Faried is grabbing 9.8 rebounds. The Houston Rockets are shooting 34.5 percent from beyond the arc and 77.8 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Rockets are allowing 33.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.9 rebounds per game. The Houston Rockets have lost four of their last six road games.

The Utah Jazz look for another victory after winning 10 of their last 12 games. The Utah Jazz are averaging 108.6 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 105.7 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Donovan Mitchell is averaging 22.5 points and 3.9 assists while Rudy Gobert is averaging 15 points and 12.8 rebounds. Ricky Rubio is the third double-digit scorer and Jae Crowder is grabbing 4.6 rebounds. The Utah Jazz are shooting 34.5 percent from beyond the arc and 73.4 percent from the free throw line. The Utah Jazz are allowing 36.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.9 rebounds per game. The Utah Jazz have won nine of their last 10 home games.

The Rockets are 10-3-1 ATS in their last 14 vs. Western Conference, 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Northwest and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Jazz are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest, 7-3-1 ATS in their last 11 vs. NBA Southwest and 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 home games. The Rockets are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Utah and 0-3-1 ATS in the last 4 meetings. The under is 12-3 in Jazz last 15 home games. The under is 8-3 in Rockets last 11 road games.

The Utah Jazz continue to pile up the victories over this last month at a rapid rate, but they're still not covering numbers the way you'd expect. The Jazz actually entered Friday's game against the Hawks being outscored in their last five games. The Houston Rockets continue to be up and down, even with the return of CP3, and they rely way too much on Harden to do everything. With that said, this is still an explosive Rockets team that I don't want to give too many points to. It's likely only a matter of time before things start clicking for the Rockets, and they have won seven of the last 10 meetings against the Utah Jazz. I want the points here.

Pick:
Houston Rockets +7

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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