Houston Rockets at Utah Jazz NBA Picks & Parlay 12/7/2017
Thursday, December 7, 2017
Vivint Smart Home Arena
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The Houston Rockets head to Vivint Smart Home Arena to take on the Utah Jazz on Thursday, December 7, 2017. The opening line for this game has Houston as 3.5 point favorites.
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The Rockets come into this game with an overall record of 18-4. They are 1st in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 11.4 as they are averaging 114.1 points per game while giving up 102.7 per contest. The Jazz have an overall record of 13-12. They currently are 4th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 103.3 points per game and surrendering 98.8, good for a point differential of 4.5.
Valuable Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 13-9-0 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 9-13-0 against the over/under
Important Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 15-10-0 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 11-13-1 against the over/under
Key Houston Rockets Injuries
12/03/17 F Ryan Anderson Back left last game, is "?" Thursday vs Utah
Key Utah Jazz Injuries
12/06/17 G Rodney Hood Ankle is "?" Thursday vs Houston
12/05/17 PG Raul Neto Hamstring is "?" Thursday vs Houston
10/31/17 G Joe Johnson Wrist is out indefinitely
10/06/17 PG Dante Exum Shoulder is out indefinitely
James Harden averages 31.7 points per contest in 35.9 minutes per game this year. He averages 9.7 assists per game and 5.1 rebounds per contest for Houston. His field goal percentage is 46% for the season while his free throw percentage is 87%. Eric Gordon comes into this game averaging 19.4 points per contest while playing 31.5 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 2.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Rodney Hood averages 17.7 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 28.3 minutes per game. He also brings in 2.6 rebounds per game and 1.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 92%. Donovan Mitchell has scored 17.2 points per contest while playing 29.2 minutes per game this season for the Jazz. He hauls in 3 rebounds per contest and has 3.2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Rockets allow 102.7 points per contest which is 8th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 15th and 9th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 41 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd, and they allow 22.4 assists per game which puts them in 13th place in the league. They force 15.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the NBA. Houston averages 114.1 points per contest this year, which is 2nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 11.36 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 10th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 12th in the NBA. They average 44.8 boards per contest and 23.1 assists per game, which ranks them 11th and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 8th with 16 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Jazz give up 98.8 points per game, which ranks them 4th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 11th and 16th in those defensive statistics. They rank 2nd with 18.4 dimes allowed per game and 16th with 43.2 boards surrendered per contest. The Jazz are 28th in the league in forcing turnovers with 17.1 per contest this year. Utah is 20th in the NBA with 103.3 points per contest this season. They are 15th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 4.52. They shoot 39% from beyond the arc, which is good for 3rd in the league. They are 26th in the NBA in rebounding with 40.5 boards per contest and 20th in assists per game with 22. The Jazz are 16th in turnovers per contest with 15.
The Rockets are 2nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 114.6, and their defensive rating of 103.2 is ranked 26th. In terms of pace they are 8th in the league with 99.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 2nd. As a team they are 2nd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 52% of their shots, ranking 1st in the league. Houston is 8th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 16th in the league.
Utah is 11th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 20th in the NBA. The Jazz are 12th in the league in defensive rating with 103.3, and their offensive rating of 108 is ranked 25th. They are 27th in the NBA in pace with 95.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 9th. As a unit they are 8th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 7th in the NBA.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Houston -3.5 and over 206 total points
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