Utah Jazz vs. Houston Rockets Game 5 Betting Odds & Sportsbook Picks
Posted by: Charlie Smith
This online basketball betting evening, players can wager on Game 5 of the Utah Jazz vs. Houston Rockets series. James Harden & Co. need but one more win to get to the next round of the postseason. Luckily for them, they’ll be trying to get that win on home court. What kind of parlay payout odds are the Rockets facing in Game 5?
Utah Jazz vs. Houston Rockets – Tuesday, May 8th
Series: Game 5 || Houston Leads 3-1
When: 7:00 pm ET
Where: Toyota Center, Houston, Texas
Stream: Drama on TNT
Basketball Betting Online Odds:
Utah made their way into the 2018 NBA playoffs by posting a 48-34 that saw the Jazz finish 5th in conference standings. With that standing, the Jazz drew the Oklahoma City Thunder in the opening round of the playoffs. Considering that Russell Westbrook just got done averaging a triple double for the second consecutive season, Utah was a bit concerned about Oklahoma City. But in the end, Westbrook’s antics were not enough to eliminate the Jazz as it took Utah 6-games to get past Oklahoma City. However, it’s clear that the Rockets are posing a much larger problem for Utah. Down 3-1 and playing on the road, it’s safe to say that the Jazz don’t’ have much going their way this evening.
Players to Watch: Donovan Mitchell (24.4 ppg, 6.1 rpg, 3.7 apg), Joe Ingles (14.8 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 3.1 apg), and Ricky Rubio (14.0 ppg, 7.3 rpg, 7.0 apg).
The Rockets have blasted off into this year’s postseason, seeing as they’ve only suffered two losses to date. In the opening round of the playoffs, Houston flew past the Minnesota Timberwolves 4 games to 1. And seeing the current lead they have over Utah, it seems that they are about to do the same to the Jazz. Playing on home court this evening, online basketball betting players can expect James Harden to lead the Rockets to a victory. Chris Paul lead the way in points for the Rockets in Game 4, putting up 27. We’ll have to see who gets more points this evening, Paul or Harden?
Players to Watch: James Harden (29.7 ppg, 5.1 rpg, 7.8 apg), Chris Paul (19.7 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 6.0 apg), and Clint Capela (15.4 ppg, 13.0 rpg, 1.8 apg).
Utah Jazz vs. Houston Rockets Betting Predictions
Utah Jazz vs. Houston Rockets Penguins Picks
So which team should betting sportsbook bettors take in tonight’s Utah Jazz vs. Houston Rockets matchup? All in all, it’s clear that Houston is the only way to go this evening. The Rockets have been dominant every step of the way and should be able to close out the series at home without breaking a sweat. The money line is favoring Houston quite heavily this evening, so you’re better off sticking with the totals. Likewise, the Jazz haven’t had much luck against the spread lately so you could try that line as well. Sign up today to make this NAB postseason prediction!
Score Prediction: 113-100 Houston. The Rockets pick up the win at home and cover the spread. The TOTAL will be OVER this evening.