This NBA Betting and game preview features the Utah Jazz hosting the Houston Rockets at the Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah. The game can be seen on NBATV, ATRM and ATSW.
Away Team Statistics
The Rockets (28-17) are the 2nd highest scoring team in the NBA led by perennial All Star James Harden. The team averages 118.7 points per game and shoots 45.4% from the field. From the 3-point line they are not so good as they rank 22nd at 34.6% but are 10th in the league from the charity stripe with just over 78%. The Rockets are a good rebounding team and grab 47.1 boards per game which is 5th in the NBA. Also, they produce just over 7 steals but are poor giving out assists and are 27th in the league with 21 per game.
Houston blocks 5 shots per game.
Home Team Statistics
The Utah Jazz (32-13) is in the middle of the pack in several categories as they score 111 points per game, but are 1st in 3-point shooting at a 38.9% clip along ith 3rd overall with a 47.5 % from the field. This is not a blocking team as they are at 4.21 per game along with 29th in steals and 25th in assists.
NBA Betting and Game Preview
NBA Betting can be easy of you just pay attention to detail. If you don’t follow the game then just let this one go and not bet it. For the hardcore fans of the game, this could be and interesting chance to make some money with your bet.
So why are the Jazz a -12.5 point favorite? Home team is an extremely important betting sign in the NBA for several teams. Bad teams just lose no matter where it is. But the factor here is that James Harden and Russell Westbrook are both questionable. These guys are professionals and I still think the spread is too high. Therefore, with my bet, I am taking the Rockets +12.5. Good luck!
Remember to practice good bankroll management!