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Houston Rockets vs. Utah Jazz Online NBA Betting Playoff Picks

Posted by: Charlie Smith
Houston Rockets vs. Utah Jazz Betting Picks

The year’s online NBA betting postseason action is just getting started. Tonight’s Houston Rockets vs. Utah Jazz matchup is bound to deliver some exciting action. The Rockets are off to a dominant start seeing as how they’ve built up a 3-0 lead over Utah thus far. With that in mind, can we count on Houston closing up the series on the road this Monday night? Better yet, what kind of wagers should players learning how to bet on sports make off of tonight’s contest.

Houston Rockets vs. Utah Jazz – Monday, April 22nd     

When: 10:30 pm ET

Where: Vivint Smart Home Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah

TV: TNT

Stream: Drama on TNT, NBA League Pass

Online NBA Betting Odds:

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Rockets -3 (-110) 214½ (-110) -150
Jazz +3 (-110) 214½ (-110) +130
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Houston Rockets          

James Harden - Houston Rockets vs. Utah JazzThe Rockets blast into tonight’s with their heads held high after opening the postseason in such a dominant manner. However, while their first two games versus Utah resulted in lopsided wins at home (122-90 in Game 1 and 118-98 in Game 2) Game 3’s win over Utah on the road was much more even at 104-101. With that in mind, can we count on Utah getting their first win of the playoffs tonight? All things considered, it doesn’t seem all that likely. After all, even tonight’s online NBA betting odds are sticking with Houston here. Equally important is the fact that Houston’s offense has not been checked by Utah’s defense.

Although Houston came in with the 11th best scoring offense from this past season, Utah finished 4th overall in points allowed. However, that top rated defense hasn’t done much for Houston in this series. With that in mind, it’s looking like Houston will close out this series tonight.

Players to Watch: James Harden (27.7 ppg, 8.3 rpg, 10.0 apg), Chris Paul (16.3 ppg, 3.7 rpg, 4.7 apg), and Eric Gordon (15.0 ppg, 3.7 rpg, 0.7 apg).

Utah Jazz   

Donovan Mitchell - Houston Rockets vs. Utah JazzThe Jazz managed to finish 5th overall in the Western Conference but have failed to live up to their hype. As aforementioned, Utah’s strength lied in their ability to stop their opponent. But judging from how this series has shaped up, it’s clear they’re failing to get the job done. Nevertheless, Utah looked alright in Game 3. If they’re able to get a good crowd at home tonight, they might be able to extend this series for one more game.

Players to Watch: Donovan Mitchell (21.3 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 3.7 apg), Rudy Gobert (14.3 ppg, 10.7 rpg, 1.0 apg), and Ricky Rubio (14.0 ppg, 3.7 rpg, 7.0 apg).

Houston Rockets vs. Utah Jazz Betting Predictions

Trends

  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston’s last 6 games when playing on the road against Utah
  • Houston is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Utah
  • Houston is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Utah
  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 5 of Utah’s last 7 games when playing Houston
  • Utah is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Houston
  • Utah is 0-4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Houston

Houston Rockets vs. Utah Jazz Betting Picks

So which side should legal betting fans take in this Houston Rockets vs. Utah Jazz matchup? All things considered, taking Houston on the road is your best bet here. Albeit, some small action on Utah would not be a bad idea. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!

Score Prediction:108-105 Houston.