Utah Jazz at Houston Rockets NBA Picks & Predictions 10/24/2018
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
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The Utah Jazz head to Toyota Center to take on the Houston Rockets on Wednesday, October 24, 2018. The opening line for this game has Houston as 4.5 point favorites.
The Jazz head into this matchup with a mark of 1-2. They are 4th in the Northwest Division. They have a point differential of -1.0 as they average 110 points per contest while giving up 111 per game. The Rockets have an overall mark of 1-2. They currently are 5th in the Southwest Division. They total 116.0 points per contest and give up 120.3, which is a point differential of -4.3.
Valuable Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 1-1-0 against the spread this season
The Utah Jazz are 2-0-0 against the over/under this year
Important Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 1-2-0 against the spread this season
The Houston Rockets are 3-0-0 against the over/under this year
Key Utah Jazz Injuries
10/19/18 SF Thabo Sefolosha Suspension 5-game suspension (eligible to return 10/28 vs Dallas)
10/10/18 G Raul Neto Hamstring is out indefinitely
Key Houston Rockets Injuries
10/21/18 PG Chris Paul Suspension 2-game suspension ( eligible to return Friday 10/26 vs LA Clippers)
10/20/18 PG Brandon Knight Knee is out indefinitely
10/11/18 F Marquese Chriss Ankle is out indefinitely
Donovan Mitchell comes into this game averaging 19 points per contest while playing 36 minutes per night this year. He grabs 2.7 rebounds per contest and distributes 3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 34% while his free throw percentage is 70%. Rudy Gobert averages 15.3 points per contest in 35 minutes per game. He averages 1 assist per game and 12.7 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 71% for the season while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Chris Paul scores 23.5 points per contest while playing 31 minutes per game. He hauls in 6.0 rebounds per contest and has 8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is at 79%. James Harden averages 28.3 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 37.3 minutes per game. He also brings in 6.7 rebounds per game and has 9.7 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah averages 110 points per contest, which is 20th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 20th. From 3-point territory they shoot 38%, which is good for 11th in the NBA. They average 44.0 boards per contest and 21.0 assists per game, which ranks them 20th and 25th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 7th with 16 per game. The Jazz allow 111 points per contest, which is 15th in the NBA. They also surrender a 49% shooting percentage and a 39% average from 3-point range, ranking them 24th and 25th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 41 rebounds a game which ranks 5th, and they allow 20.7 assists per game which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 11.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Houston is 12th in the NBA with 116.0 points per contest this season. They are 13th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -4.33. They shoot 38% from beyond the arc, which is good for 12th in the league. They are 25th in the NBA in rebounding with 42 boards per contest and 16th in assists per game with 23.7. The Rockets are 20th in turnovers per contest with 13.0. The Rockets give up 120.3 points per game, which ranks them 23rd in the league. Their defense surrenders a 50% shooting percentage and a 28% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 27th and 3rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 29th with 28.7 dimes allowed per game and 23rd with 49 boards surrendered per contest. The Rockets are 5th in the league in forcing turnovers with 11.7 per contest this year.
The Jazz are 19th in the NBA in offensive rating with 108.6, and their defensive rating of 109.6 is ranked 16th. In terms of pace they are 17th in the league with 101.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 17th. As a team they are 11th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 5th in the league. Utah is 6th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 10.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 12th in the league.
Houston is 20th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 10 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 11th in the league. The Rockets are 10th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112.2, and their defensive rating of 116.4 is ranked 24th. In terms of pace they are 9th in the league with 103.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 10th. As a team they are 14th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shots, ranking 2nd in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Utah +4.5
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