Houston Rockets vs Utah Jazz 5/8/2021 Picks Previews and Prediction
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Houston Rockets vs Utah Jazz 5/8/2021 – The Utah Jazz just need a few games to lock the best record in the entire NBA. They will be locking horns with the league’s worst Houston Rockets and that game will take place this Saturday, May 8. The tip-off begins at exactly 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time and it will be shown live on television through AT&T Sportsnet – RM and AT&T Sportsnet – SW. NBA League Pass subscribers have the luxury of watching the game through an online live stream. There is no question that the Utah Jazz will be winning this game as NBA game odds predict a blowout victory against the Houston Rockets.
Houston Rockets vs Utah Jazz 5/8/2021
Houston Rockets vs Utah Jazz 5/8/2021 Betting Odds
Houston Rockets Betting
The Houston Rockets are only playing less than eight players for their final stretch of the season. This means that they have no interest in finishing strong and will be looking forward to increasing their chances to secure a good lottery position in the draft. Christian Wood has not been playing while John Wall has been shut down for the season. Eric Gordon and Avery Bradley have been hurt most of the time and both veteran shooters will try to rest up their injuries. This is a chance for other players to showcase what they can provide teams that could be interested in them.
Players to watch: C. Wood C 41 GP 41 GS 32.3 MIN 21 PTS 1.9 OR 7.8 DR 9.6 REB 1.7 AST 0.8 STL 1.2 BLK 2 TO 2.1 PF 0.9 AST/TO 20.21 PER
J. Wall PG 40 GP 40 GS 32.2 MIN 20.6 PTS 0.4 OR 2.8 DR 3.2 REB 6.9 AST 1.1 STL 0.8 BLK 3.5 TO 1.2 PF 2 AST/TO 15.6 PER
K. Olynyk PF 22 GP 20 GS 31.8 MIN 18.6 PTS 1.7 OR 6.8 DR 8.5 REB 3.5 AST 1.3 STL 0.6 BLK 2.5 TO 3 PF 1.4 AST/TO 21.73 PER.
Utah Jazz Betting
The Utah Jazz are getting close to securing the best record in the NBA since Karl Malone was on the team. What is fascinating is that Donovan Mitchell had time to recuperate his injuries and preserve him for a much more important stretch heading to the playoffs. Jordan Clarkson has stepped up from the bench and has been the front runner to secure the sixth man award. Bojan Bogdanovic scored 45 points during their last game and with the way the supporting cast of Mitchell has been playing, he should be complacent that the Jazz will be securing the top playoff spot.
Players to Watch: D. Mitchell SG 53 GP 53 GS 33.4 MIN 26.4 PTS 0.9 OR 3.5 DR 4.4 REB 5.2 AST 1 STL 0.3 BLK 2.8 TO 2.2 PF 1.9 AST/TO 21.41 PER
J. Clarkson PG 62 GP 1 GS 26.3 MIN 17.5 PTS 0.7 OR 3.3 DR 4 REB 2.4 AST 0.9 STL 0.1 BLK 1.7 TO 1.5 PF 1.4 AST/TO 16.45 PER
M. Conley PG 49 GP 49 GS 29.8 MIN 16.4 PTS 0.7 OR 2.7 DR 3.4 REB 6 AST 1.4 STL 0.2 BLK 2 TO 1.9 PF 3 AST/TO 19.15 PER.
Houston Rockets vs Utah Jazz 5/8/2021 Betting Numbers
Houston are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games.
Utah are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games.
Eric Gordon SG Groin is out indefinitely
Mike Conley PG Hamstring is “?” Saturday vs Houston
Houston Rockets vs Utah Jazz Betting Picks
The Houston Rockets are the best team to land the 1st overall pick in the upcoming NBA lottery draft and a loss will help them solidify that. Meanwhile, the Utah Jazz are expected by online sports betting to take this win over the lottery bound Rockets.
Moneyline: The ML handed to the Rockets for this game is at +600 while the Jazz are given -1400.
ATS: It is a very wide 14.5 points across the spread with the Jazz having the -14.5 while the Rockets are +14.5.
TOTALs: The given total for both teams to dance on is at +800. The Rockets are going over and the Jazz are under.
Score Prediction: 120 – 96, Jazz