Utah Jazz at Houston Rockets Free NBA Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 3/16/2014
Monday, March 17, 8:00 PM on ROOT, CSNH
Toyota Center, Houston, Texas
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The Utah Jazz will head to the Toyota Center to take on the Houston Rockets on Monday March, 17. This wil be the third matchup between these two teams this season with both teams winning a game. The last time these two met up was in December where the Jazz were able to get 109-103 win behind Gordon Hayward's hot shooting. Hayward finished the night with 29 points, five rebounds, three assists and a steal in the win. Marvin Williams also stepped up at the end of this game and made plays to aid the Jazz in this win. Williams tallied five points for Utah in the final two minutes of this game and essentially sealed the game for Utah's first back to back win of the season.
Utah was up 101-98 before Williams picked off a James Harden pass and took it the distance for the dunk. This was a close game down the stretch and the Rockets got the game to within one point with 2:25 remaining in the contest. However, Aaron Brooks fouled Alec Burks and Burks was able to make the two free throws and that was followed up by Williams' steal. Utah also got a solid contribution out of Trey Burke who finished with 21 points and six assists.
Houston was led by Harden with 37 points, three rebounds, eight assists and a steal. Dwight Howard also chipped in with 15 points and nine rebounds.
Utah is 15-17-1 ATS on the road this season
Utah is 12-21-0 against the over/under on the road this season
Houston is 17-14-2 ATS at home this season
Houston is 14-16-3 against the over/under at home this season
Injuries to Watch
03/13/14 G John Lucas III Ankle Questionable
02/20/14 G Ronnie Brewer Ankle out indefinitely
01/25/14 F Greg Smith Knee out indefinitely
Utah is 6-4 against the spread over the last 10 games against Houston. Utah has covered in two of the last three and the are 3-2 ATS when playing in Houston over the last 10.
Utah wasn't able to cover in their last game are 4-5-1 over their last 10. Houston is 5-5 ATS over their last 10
Guy's Pick: Take Utah
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