Utah Jazz vs. Houston Rockets Game 2 NBA Betting Online OddsPosted by: Charlie Smith
The 2018 NBA betting online playoffs continue this Wednesday night with Game 2 of the Utah Jazz vs. Houston Rockets postseason series. The Rockets were able to get the best of the Jazz in Game 1 and will be looking to do the same at home this evening. What kind of parlay payout odds are James Harden & Co. facing?
Utah Jazz vs. Houston Rockets – Wednesday, May 2nd
Series: Game 2 || Houston Leads 1-0
When: 7:00 pm ET
Where: Toyota Center, Houston, Texas
Stream: Drama on TNT, NBA League Pass
NBA Betting Online Odds:
The Utah Jazz made their way into the 2018 NBA postseason by posting a 48-34 record that ranked them 5th overall in the Western Conference. Once in the playoffs, the Jazz were unsurprisingly paired against the Oklahoma City Thunder. And although Russell Westbrook averaged a triple-double in back-to-back NBA seasons, both the Thunder and Westbrook crumbled under Utah in the postseason. All in all, it took Utah 6-games to make it past OKC. Now, down 0-1 in this series, the Jazz look to avoid falling too far behind Houston. By the looks of it, the NBA betting online odds don’t think Utah can get it done on the road.
Players to Watch: Donovan Mitchell (27.4 ppg, 6.6 rpg, 3.0 apg), Joe Ingles (14.3 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 3.4 apg), and Ricky Rubio (14.0 ppg, 7.3 rpg, 7.0 apg).
The Rockets turned in a masterful regular season performance to finish as the best team in the Western Conference. In the First Round of the playoffs, Houston was paired against the Minnesota Timberwolves. In the end, the T-Wolves didn’t stand much of a chance against the Beard. Ultimately, the Rockets made it out of the First Round 4-1. During this year’s regular season, the Rockets faced off against the Utah Jazz four times. Considering that Houston came out on top all 4, it’s safe to assume that they’ll come out on top this evening. Especially since Houston will be playing at home.
Players to Watch: James Harden (31.0 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 7.3 apg), Chris Paul (18.7 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 6.3 apg), and Clint Capela (15.8 ppg, 13.8 rpg, 1.3 apg).
Utah Jazz vs. Houston Rockets Betting Predictions
Utah Jazz vs. Houston Rockets Picks
So which team should online sportsbook bettors take in tonight’s Utah Jazz vs. Houston Rockets matchup? All things considered, it’s clearly safer to side with the Rockets this evening. Granted, taking them straight up does not offer much value. Instead, bettors might want to take Houston to cover the spread. While that 11-point spread seems a bit unsurpassable, the Rockets managed to outdo the Jazz by 14 in the first game. It’s not too crazy to expect them to deliver at home once again. Sign up now to make this NBA postseason prediction!
Score Prediction: 114-99 Houston. The Rockets deliver another lopsided finish at home.