Houston Rockets vs. Utah Jazz Online NBA Betting Odds
Posted by: Charlie Smith
The 2018 online NBA betting season continues this Thursday night with an intriguing Houston Rockets vs. Utah Jazz matchup. The Rockers are coming off a highly successful season but are having a hard time replicating that success in 2018. The Jazz on the other hand, have had a pretty rough start to the season and will be looking to scrap the year before it’s too late. So what kind of turnout can we expect out of this evening’s pairing? Let’s check on the NBA sportsbook betting odds to find out.
Houston Rockets vs. Utah Jazz – Thursday, December 6th
When: 9:30 pm ET
Where: Vivint Smart Home Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah
Stream: Drama on TNT, NBA League Pass
Online NBA Betting Odds:
The Rockets blast into this evening’s matchup sporting an 11-12 record that ranks them 4th overall in the Southwest Division. But in the Western Conference, the Rockets currently find themselves seated at the No. 13 spot. This is terrible news for a team that was so close to competing for an NBA title last season. At the end of the day it’s the Rockets inability to outscore their opponents that is crippling them. Their defense isn’t all that terrible, seeing as how they rank 11th overall in points allowed. Their offense however, isn’t faring as well seeing as how they rank 18th in points per game. Fortunately for Houston, they’re going up against the NBA’s 24th best scoring offense this evening. Despite playing on the road, Houston should be able to outscore them. Nevertheless, the online NBA betting odds are pegging Harden’s team as the underdog this evening. If Harden can get a little help, Houston should be just fine tonight.
Players to Watch: James Harden (30.6 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 8.7 apg), Clint Capela (18.1 ppg, 11.8 rpg, 1.7 apg), and Chris Paul (16.6 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 8.1 apg).
The Jazz enter this evening’s matchup sporting a 12-13 record that ranks them dead last in the Northwest Division. And in the Western Conference, the Jazz are seated at the No/ 12 spot – 1 seat higher than Houston. Both teams have a lot of work to do if they want to get into the playoffs so they should have a cutthroat approach to this Thursday night contest. The last time these two met the Jazz were able to dominate Houston 100-89 – and that was with Utah playing on the road. Since they’ll be at home this evening, one would assume that they should be able to deliver an even more lopsided result.
Players to Watch: Donovan Mitchell (21.3 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 3.6 apg), Rudy Gobert (15.5 ppg, 12.8 rpg, 1.8 apg), and Ricky Rubio (12.7 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 6.4 apg).
Houston Rockets vs. Utah Jazz Betting Predictions
Houston Rockets vs. Utah Jazz Betting Picks
So which side should mobile betting fans take in Houston Rockets vs. Utah Jazz matchup? All in all this one is a bit of a tossup. The Jazz have an upper hand over Houston due to their dominant win over them. However, neither team has had much luck yet so this one might be tough to predict. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!
Score Prediction: 114-105 Utah.