Houston Rockets at Utah Jazz NBA Picks & Predictions 5/6/2018
Sunday, May 6, 2018
Vivint Smart Home Arena
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The Houston Rockets head to Vivint Smart Home Arena to take on the Utah Jazz on Sunday, May 6, 2018 in Game 4 of the Western Conference Semifinals. The Rockets lead the series 2-1. The opening line for this game has Houston as 4 point favorites.
The Rockets had a regular season record of 65-17. They were 1st in the Southwest Division. They currently had a point differential of 8.5 as they averaged 112.4 points per game while giving up 103.9 per contest. The Jazz had an overall mark of 48-34. They finished 3rd in the Northwest Division. They totaled 104.1 points per contest and gave up 99.8, which is a point differential of 4.3.
Valuable Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 46-42-2 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 38-50-0 against the over/under
Important Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 47-44-0 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 43-46-0 against the over/under
Key Houston Rockets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Utah Jazz Injuries
05/05/18 F Derrick Favors Ankle left last game, is "?" Sunday vs Houston
04/28/18 G Ricky Rubio Hamstring is out indefinitely
01/13/18 F Thabo Sefolosha Knee is out for season
James Harden averages 30.4 points per contest in 35.4 minutes per game this year. He averages 8.8 assists per game and 5.4 rebounds per contest for Houston. His field goal percentage is 45% for the season while his free throw percentage is 86%. Eric Gordon comes into this game averaging 18 points per contest while playing 31.2 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 2.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Donovan Mitchell averages 20.5 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 33.4 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.7 rebounds per game and 3.7 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 81%. Derrick Favors has scored 12.3 points per contest while playing 28 minutes per game this season for the Jazz. He hauls in 7.2 rebounds per contest and has 1.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage is at 65%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Rockets allow 103.9 points per contest which is 7th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 15th and 7th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 42 rebounds a game which ranks 4th, and they allow 22.4 assists per game which puts them in 11th place in the league. They force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the NBA. Houston averages 112.4 points per contest this year, which is 2nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 8.48 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 15th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 13th in the NBA. They average 43.5 boards per contest and 21.5 assists per game, which ranks them 18th and 26th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 19th with 13.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Jazz give up 99.8 points per game, which ranks them 2nd in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 6th and 17th in those defensive statistics. They rank 1st with 20 dimes allowed per game and 2nd with 41.6 boards surrendered per contest. The Jazz are 24th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.9 per contest this year. Utah is 19th in the NBA with 104.1 points per contest this season. They are 13th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 4.3. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 12th in the league. They are 20th in the NBA in rebounding with 43.3 boards per contest and 21st in assists per game with 22.4. The Jazz are 12th in turnovers per contest with 14.7.
The Rockets are 1st in the NBA in offensive rating with 114.7, and their defensive rating of 106.1 is ranked 25th. In terms of pace they are 13th in the league with 97.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 2nd. As a team they are 2nd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 50% of their shots, ranking 1st in the league. Houston is 19th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 18th in the league.
Utah is 7th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 25th in the league. The Jazz are 16th in the NBA in offensive rating with 108.4, and their defensive rating of 103.9 is ranked 30th. In terms of pace they are 25th in the league with 95.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 10th. As a team they are 11th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 10th in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Houston -4 and over 207 total points
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