NBA Playoffs Betting Preview: Houston Rockets vs. Utah Jazz – Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Matchup at a Glance
Where: Toyota Center in Houston, Texas
When: Wednesday April 24th at 8:00 PM ET
Spread: Houston -8
BetDSI has the Houston Rockets favored by 8 points over the Utah Jazz. The Houston Rockets enter this game with a record of 56-30 and have won three of their last five games, but are coming off a game four loss on the road by a score of 91-107.
The Utah Jazz enter this game with a record of 51-35 and have lost four of their last five games, but ended their losing streak with a win on Monday. Let’s take a closer look at these two teams and we’ll start with the underdog Utah Jazz.
The Jazz are 51-35 overall and 45-39-2 ATS. The Utah Jazz finally snapped their four-game losing streak with a win in game four of the series at home, but are still facing a 1-3 deficit in the series. Utah is 45-39-2 ATS overall, 23-26-1 ATS after a win, 23-19-1 ATS on the road and 12-8-1 ATS as an underdog.
Donovan Mitchell leads the team in points with 95. Ricky Rubio leads the team in assists and steals with 32 assists and 9 steals. Rudy Gobert leads the team in rebounds and blocks with 41 rebounds and 11 blocks.
Utah is averaging 111.13 points per game which ranks 18th in the NBA. They are averaging 10.03 offensive rebounds per game which ranks 17th in the NBA. They are averaging 25.84 assists per game which ranks 8th in the NBA.
The Jazz are allowing 106.57 points per game which ranks 5th in the NBA. They are averaging 36.35 defensive rebounds per game which ranks 5th in the NBA. They are averaging 8.13 steals per game which ranks 12th in the NBA.
The Rockets are 56-30 overall and 43-40-3 ATS. The Houston Rockets are one win away from clinching the series and moving on to the conference semifinals against the Warriors. Houston is 43-40-3 ATS overall, 14-14-1 ATS after a loss, 25-16-2 ATS at home and 32-32-3 ATS as a favorite.
James Harden leads the team in points assists with 113 points 34 assists. Clint Capela leads the team in rebounds and blocks with 43 rebounds and 6 blocks. Chris Paul leads the team in steals with 11.
Houston is averaging 113.67 points per game which ranks 11th in the NBA. They are averaging 10.12 offensive rebounds per game which ranks 15th in the NBA. They are averaging 21.12 assists per game which ranks 28th in the NBA.
The Rockets are allowing 108.66 points per game which ranks 10th in the NBA. They are averaging 31.99 defensive rebounds per game which ranks 28th in the NBA. They are averaging 8.56 steals per game which ranks 4th in the NBA.
Houston closes the series out with a win at home
Utah looked phenomenal in game five, but they are still down 1-3 in the series and Houston is too good of a team to lose four games in a row to anyone. Houston is 5-4-1 ATS in their last ten match-ups with Utah while outscoring the Jazz by an average of 105.4 to 99.80 in those games. The Rockets are 2-1 ATS in their last three meetings with the Jazz while outscoring Utah by an average of 104.33 to 102 in those contests. I look for Houston to get the win and cover in game five of the series against Utah. Make sure to bet this match-up on BetDSI.