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Houston Rockets vs Utah Jazz 5/8/2021 Picks Previews and Prediction

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Houston Rockets vs Utah Jazz 5-8-2021 Picks Previews and Prediction

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

When: May 8, 2021 10:00 PM ET
Where: Vivint Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah
TV: AT&T Sportsnet – RM | AT&T Sportsnet – SW
Stream: NBA League Pass

Houston Rockets vs Utah Jazz 5/8/2021 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Houston Rockets +14.5 (-111) 226.5 o (-110) +800
Utah Jazz -14.5 (-111) 226.5 u (-110) -1400
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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

Trends

Houston Rockets

Houston are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston’s last 5 games.
Houston are 1-9 SU in their last 10 games.
Houston are 8-4 SU in their last 12 games against Utah.
Rockets are 2-18 SU in their last 20 games on the road.
Houston are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games when playing on the road against Utah.
Houston are 2-14 SU in their last 16 games this season.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston’s last 5 games against an opponent in the Western Conference conference.
Houston are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games against an opponent in the Northwest Division division.

Utah Jazz

Utah are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Utah’s last 6 games.
Utah are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Utah’s last 8 games against Houston.
Utah are 18-2 SU in their last 20 games at home.
Jazz are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games when playing at home against Houston.
Utah are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games this season.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Utah’s last 5 games against an opponent in the Western Conference conference.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Utah’s last 5 games against an opponent in the Southwest Division division.
Utah are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games played in May.

Injuries

Houston Rockets

Eric Gordon SG Groin is out indefinitely
John Wall PG Hamstring is out for season
Avery Bradley SG Personal is “?” Saturday vs Utah
Dante Exum PG Calf is out indefinitely
Christian Wood PF Knee is downgraded to OUT Saturday vs Utah
David Nwaba SG Wrist is out indefinitely
Sterling Brown SG Knee is “?” Saturday vs Utah
D.J. Wilson PF Quarantine is “?” Saturday vs Utah
Kevin Porter Jr. SG Ankle is “?” Saturday vs Utah
Jae’Sean Tate SG Quarantine is “?” Saturday vs Utah

Utah Jazz

Mike Conley PG Hamstring is “?” Saturday vs Houston
Donovan Mitchell PG Ankle is out indefinitely
Juwan Morgan PF Heel is “?” Saturday vs Houston

Head-to-Head
Houston Rockets Utah Jazz
22-44-0 Against the Spread 38-28-0
29-36-1 Straight Up 30-35-1
108 Points per Game 117
116 Points Allowed per Game 107
44.14 Offensive FG% 46.88
73.88 Offensive FT% 79.52
33.38 Offensive 3PT% 39.03
47.5 Defensive FG% 44.62
78.2 Defensive FT% 76.41
38.12 Defensive 3PT% 33.94

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