Houston Rockets vs Utah Jazz 02/22/2020 Spread Previews and Prediction
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Houston Rockets vs Utah Jazz 02/22/2020 – The Houston Rockets so far are doing well in their full-blown small-ball lineup and they will hit the road to battle against conference rival Utah Jazz. Both are jocking for a good position in the NBA playoffs and both of them will see this game as a barometer of where they stand right now. This match will happen on Friday, February 22 at the Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah and it will be AT&T Sportsnet – Rocky Mountain that will be covering the game for television. The live telecast will start at 9:00 pm Eastern Time and it will be simulcast over NBA League Pass and SofaScore through online live streaming. The home team Utah Jazz is given by NBA Bracket Betting the upper hand in this game and it will be a very close contested matchup.
Houston Rockets vs Utah Jazz 02/22/2020
Houston Rockets vs Utah Jazz 02/22/2020 Betting Odds
Houston Rockets Betting
The Houston Rockets are on back-to-back wins in between the NBA All-Star Weekend and their last match was a 30-point blowout over the Golden State Warriors. This team right now is just a game behind the Utah Jazz and this could be a matchup in the first round of the playoffs if both teams maintain their fourth and fifth seed in the NBA Western Conference. On the road, this team has won 16 of their 28 games and it will take a very special night for them to beat the Jazz. Harden and Westbrook are regular and most consistent contributors for the team but they need their bench to step up against the deep Utah Jazz roster.
Players to watch: J. Harden SG 51GP 51 GS 37.1 MIN 35.3 PTS 1.1 OR 5.5 DR 6.5 REB 7.3 AST 1.6 STL 1 BLK 4.5 TO 3.4 PF 1.6 AST/TO 29.03 PER
R. Westbrook PG 45 GP 45 GS 36 MIN 27.2 PTS 1.6 OR 6.4 DR 8 REB 7.2 AST 1.6 STL 0.4 BLK 4.4 TO 3.6 PF 1.6 AST/TO 21.18 PER
R. Covington PF 4 GP 3 GS 31.8 MIN 12.3 PTS 1.5 OR 4.8 DR 6.3. REB 1.8 AST 1.8 STL 1.8 BLK 1.5 TO 4 PF 1.2 AST/TO 13.77 PER
Utah Jazz Betting
The Utah Jazz are coming off a tough start in the home stretch of the NBA season as they lost to the San Antonio Spurs in their home court. They also snapped their four-game winning streak and they have yet to cancel out their losing streak prior to that. The strength of the Jazz is no secret anymore and NBA teams put a big circle on the calendar when they are facing this team. Donovan Mitchell is the team’s top scorer while Rudy Gobert is the anchor in the defensive end. Bogdanovic has been the key pickup for this team and he will serve a huge factor if they want to secure this victory at home.
Players to Watch: D. Mitchell SG 53 GP 53 GS 34.4 MIN 24.3 PTS 0.7 OR 3.6 DR 4.3 REB 4.3 AST 1.1 STL 0.2 BLK 2.7 TO 2.4 PF 1.6 AST/TO 19.38 PER
B. Bogdanovic SF 53 GP 53 GS 33.3 MIN 21 PTS 0.6 OR 3.5 DR 4.1 REB 2.1 AST 0.6 STL 0.1 BLK 2.5 TO 1.8 PF 0.8 AST/TO 16.5 PER
J. Clarkson PG 24 GP 0 GS 25.5 MIN 16.2 PTS 0.6 OR 2.1 DR 2.8 REB 1.7 AST 0.6 STL 0.3 BLK 1 TO 1.7 PF 1.6 AST/TO 18.48 PER
Houston Rockets vs Utah Jazz 02/22/2020 Betting Numbers
Houston are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games.
Utah are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games.
Eric Gordon SG Leg is “?” Saturday vs Utah
Houston Rockets vs Utah Jazz Betting Picks
This is a very interesting match as playoff atmosphere basketball will surround this game. Bet On NBA Games see that the Jazz are the much safer pick since this team has been doing well at home and they are eager to bounce-back from their last loss.
Moneyline: The ML given to the Rockets for this game is +112 while the Jazz are at -124 if they win at home.
ATS: Just the thinnest one-point spread between both teams with the Rockets at +1 while the Jazz are at -1.
TOTALs: 233.5 points is the predicted total for both teams to reach with the Jazz going under and the Rockets are over.
Score Prediction: 118 – 115 Jazz