Utah Jazz vs Houston Rockets 2/9/2020 Spread Picks and Game Analysis
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Utah Jazz vs Houston Rockets 2/9/2020 – These are teams jocking for a similar position in the NBA Western Conference playoff picture. After a five-game losing streak, the Utah Jazz are coming off a comeback win and hope to bring the momentum in their next game as they travel to Texas. On the other hand, the Houston Rockets got their four-game winning streak snapped and hopes to get back into winning form as they host the Utah Jazz at the Toyota Center this Sunday, February 9. NBATV will be broadcasting the game live by 7:00 pm Eastern Time and the telecast will be shared through NBA League Pass and SofaScore. NBA Betting Line Picks sees the Rockets winning this game over the Jazz.
Utah Jazz vs Houston Rockets 2/9/2020
Utah Jazz vs Houston Rockets 2/9/2020 Betting Odds
Utah Jazz Betting
The Utah Jazz are coming off a win against the Portland Trail Blazers that was made controversial after Damian Lillard spoke out in the media about a missed call by the referee. It turns out that the call was indeed a missed one and if it was not for the faulty call, they could have been in a six-game skid. Right now, the Jazz have a 33-19 record and a loss here would mean the Houston Rockets overtaking them at the NBA Standings. This team needs to slow things down as the Houston Rockets small ball lineup looks to run them in circles. Once the tempo has been dictated, they will need their big men to perform.
Players to watch: D. Mitchell SG 50 GP 50 GS 34.4 MIN 24.3 PTS 0.7 OR 3.6 DR 4.3 REB 4.3 AST 1.1 STL 0.2 BLK 2.6 TO 2.4 PF 1.7 AST/TO 19.57 PER
B. Bogdanovic SF 50 GP 50 GS 33.2 MIN 21.2 PTS 0.6 OR 3.5 DR 4.1 REB 2 AST 0.6 STL 0.1 BLK 2.6 TO 1.7 PF 0.8 AST/TO 16.66 PER
J. Clarkson PG 21 GP 0 GS 25 MIN 14.9 PTS 0.6 OR 1.9 DR 2.4 REB 1.3 AST 0.7 STL 0.2 BLK 1 TO 1.5 PF 1.3 AST/TO 16.08 PER
Houston Rockets Betting
Two games into their ‘smaller ball’ lineup, the Houston Rockets split their games 1-1. Contrastingly, they beat the NBA Western Conference leaders Los Angeles Lakers then lost to a non-playoff contender in the Phoenix Suns by a huge 36-point blowout. Robert Covington is doing great for them after the trade but they still need to prove to the entire league that this type of basketball will work. It changes things up especially, that Russell Westbrook is taking a rest in this game while Eric Gordon is questionable against the Jazz.
Players to Watch: J. Harden SG 49 GP 49 GS 37 MIN 35.3 PTS 1.1 OR 5.3 DR 6.4 REB 7.3 AST 1.7 STL 0.9 BLK 4.5 TO 3.3 PF 1.6 AST/TO 28.94 PER
R. Covington PF 2 GP 1 GS 27.5 MIN 11.5 PTS 2 OR 4.5 DR 6.5 REB 2 AST 1 STL 1 BLK 1.5 TO 3.5 PF 1.3 AST/TO 15.33 PER
D. House Jr. SF 46 GP 35 GS 30.7 MIN 10.5 PTS 1 OR 3.4 DR 4.4 REB 1.3 AST 1.1 STL 0.6 BLK 0.9 TO 2.2 PF 1.5 AST/TO 11.34 PER
Utah Jazz vs Houston Rockets 2/9/2020 Betting Numbers
Utah are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston’s last 6 games.
Ed Davis PF Back is “?” Sunday vs Houston
Eric Gordon SG Leg is “?” Sunday vs Utah
Utah Jazz vs Houston Rockets Betting Picks
The Houston Rockets are coming in as the favorites in this game by Top Online Sportsbook but they still need to prove that their new system works and they were not able to beat the Phoenix Suns in their last game. Jazz can be tricky once they dictate the tempo and they could take this game from them.
Moneyline: The ML given to the Rockets in this game is at -180 while the Jazz are +158 if they take this win on the road.
ATS: It is six points separating both teams across the spread with the Jazz sitting at +6 and the Rockets are on the other side at -6.
TOTALs: It is 232 points across the spread given to this game with the Jazz going over while the Rockets are under.
Score Prediction: 120 – 118 Rockets