Houston Rockets at Utah Jazz NBA Picks & Predictions 12/6/2018
Thursday, December 6, 2018
Vivint Smart Home Arena
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The Houston Rockets travel to Vivint Smart Home Arena to play the Utah Jazz on Thursday, December 6, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Utah as 2.5 point favorites.
The Rockets head into this matchup with a mark of 11-12. They are 4th in the Southwest Division. They have a point differential of -0.3 as they average 109.2 points per contest while giving up 109.5 per game. The Jazz have an overall mark of 12-13. They currently are 5th in the Northwest Division. They total 107.0 points per contest and give up 107.8, which is a point differential of -0.8.
Valuable Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 9-14-0 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 14-9-0 against the over/under
Important Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 11-13-0 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 15-9-0 against the over/under
Key Houston Rockets Injuries
11/15/18 SF Carmelo Anthony Possible Trade is out indefinitely
10/20/18 PG Brandon Knight Knee is out indefinitely
Key Utah Jazz Injuries
No key injuries to report
James Harden averages 30.6 points per game in 36.5 minutes per contest. He averages 8.7 assists per contest and 5.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%. Chris Paul comes into this contest averaging 16.6 points per game while playing 34.2 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 8.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is at 81%.
Donovan Mitchell averages 21.3 points per game and he sees the court an average of 32.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.9 rebounds per contest and 3.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 81%. Joe Ingles averages 12.5 points per game while playing 32.2 minutes per contest. He grabs 3.8 rebounds per game and has 4.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 67%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Rockets allow 109.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 25th and 17th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.8 rebounds a game which ranks 7th, and they give up 21.4 assists per contest which puts them in 3rd place in the league. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the league. Houston averages 109.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 18th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.3 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 21st. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 23rd in the league. They average 41.0 rebounds per game and 21.5 assists per contest, which ranks them 27th and 26th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 19th with 13.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Jazz surrender 107.8 points per contest, which ranks them 7th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 27th and 23rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 6th with 21.9 assists allowed per contest, and 5th with 42.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Jazz are 19th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.7 per game. Utah is 24th in the league with 107.0 points per game this year. They are 10th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -0.8. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 25th in the NBA. They are 23rd in the league in rebounding with 42.8 boards per game and 13th in assists per contest with 24.1. The Jazz are 6th in turnovers per game with 15.4.
The Rockets are 7th in the league in defensive rating with 113.3, and their offensive rating of 113 is ranked 25th. They are 29th in the NBA in pace with 95.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 5th. As a unit they are 7th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 49% of their shot attempts, ranking 1st in the NBA. Houston is 14th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 10th in the NBA.
Utah is 4th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 9th in the league. The Jazz are 25th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.7, and their defensive rating of 108.5 is ranked 12th. In terms of pace they are 21st in the league with 99.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 11th. As a team they are 10th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 7th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Rockets/Jazz NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Utah -2.5
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