Utah Jazz at Houston Rockets Game 1 Tips 4/14/2019
Sunday, April 14, 2019
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The Utah Jazz travel to Toyota Center to play the Houston Rockets on Sunday in Game 1 of their 1st round series. The opening line for this matchup has Houston as 5.5 point favorites.
The Jazz have a record of 50-32. They are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They have a point differential of 5.3 as they average 111.7 points per game while giving up 106.5 per contest. The Rockets have an overall mark of 53-29. They currently are 1st in the Southwest Division. They total 113.9 points per contest and give up 109.1, which is a point differential of 4.8.
Valuable Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 44-36-2 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 40-42-0 against the over/under
Important Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 40-39-3 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 39-41-0 against the over/under
Key Utah Jazz Injuries
04/11/19 PG Ricky Rubio Foot is probable Sunday vs Houston
04/11/19 C Rudy Gobert Ankle is probable Sunday vs Houston
03/18/19 PG Dante Exum Knee is out indefinitely
Key Houston Rockets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Donovan Mitchell comes into this contest averaging 23.8 points per game while playing 33.7 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 81%. Rudy Gobert averages 15.9 points per game in 31.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.0 assists per contest and 12.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 67% for the year while his free throw percentage is 64%.
James Harden averages 36.1 points per game while playing 36.8 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6.6 rebounds per game and has 7.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 88%. Chris Paul averages 15.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.6 rebounds per contest and 8.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah averages 111.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 5.3 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 11th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 12th in the league. They average 46.4 rebounds per game and 26.0 assists per game, which ranks them 9th and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 4th with 15.1 per game. The Jazz allow 106.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 8th and 15th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.6 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 21.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 1st place in the league. They force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Houston is 11th in the league with 113.9 points per game this year. They are 25th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 4.8. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 11th in the NBA. They are 28th in the league in rebounding with 42.1 boards per game, and 28th in assists per contest with 21.2. The Rockets are 25th in turnovers per game with 13.3. The Rockets surrender 109.1 points per contest, which ranks them 10th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 19th and 2nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 7th with 23.5 assists allowed per contest and 16th with 45.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Rockets were 22nd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.0 per game last season.
The Jazz are 15th in the league in defensive rating with 105.7, and their offensive rating of 110.9 is ranked 2nd. They are 13th in the NBA in pace with 100.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 5th. As a unit they are 8th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 7th in the NBA. Utah is 3rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 29th in the NBA.
Houston is 22nd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 13th in the NBA. The Rockets are 2nd in the league in defensive rating with 110.7, and their offensive rating of 115.5 is ranked 17th. They are 26th in the NBA in pace with 97.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 4th. As a unit they are 3rd in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 52% of their shot attempts, ranking 1st in the NBA.
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Guy's Pick: Take Utah +5.5
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