Utah Jazz vs. Houston Rockets - 2/22/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Houston Rockets (35-20) at Utah Jazz (36-19)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 9:00 pm (Vivint Smart Home Arena)
The Line: Utah Jazz -2 -- Over/Under: 233.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Houston Rockets and Utah Jazz meet Saturday in NBA action at the Vivint Smart Home Arena.
The Houston Rockets look to stay hot after winning six of their last eight games. The Houston Rockets are averaging 118.2 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 114.5 points on 46.2 percent shooting. James Harden is averaging 35.3 points and 7.3 assists while Russell Westbrook is averaging 27.2 points and 7.2 assists. Eric Gordon is the third double-digit scorer and Robert Covington is grabbing 6.3 rebounds. The Houston Rockets are shooting 34.7 percent from beyond the arc and 78.7 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Rockets are allowing 34.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.6 rebounds per game. The Houston Rockets have split their last eight road games.
The Utah Jazz look for a win after winning four of their last five games. The Utah Jazz are averaging 111.3 points on 47.5 percent shooting and allowing 107.2 points on 44.9 percent shooting. Donovan Mitchell is averaging 24.3 points and 4.3 assists while Bojan Bogdanovic is averaging 21 points and 4.1 rebounds. Jordan Clarkson is the third double-digit scorer and Rudy Gobert is grabbing 14.6 rebounds. The Utah Jazz are shooting 38.7 percent from beyond the arc and 76.8 percent from the free throw line. The Utah Jazz are allowing 34.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.7 rebounds per game. The Utah Jazz have split their last six home games.
The Rockets are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest, 13-5 ATS in their last 18 games as an underdog and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Jazz are 7-1-1 ATS in their last 9 Saturday games, 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games as a home favorite and 17-8-1 ATS in their last 26 games overall. The under is 4-1 in Rockets last 5 overall. The over is 11-5 in Jazz last 16 overall. The Rockets are 7-2 ATS in the last 9 meetings in Utah.
The Houston Rockets should be eager for a revenge game after the way they lost to the Jazz a couple of weeks ago, and they've won seven of the last nine meetings overall against Utah. The Utah Jazz just lost at home last night to a bad Spurs team and have been shaky at times these last couple of weeks. The Houston Rockets are rested and have been rather impressive since going to a small ball lineup with nothing but shooters on the court. I want the Rockets and the free bucket.