Utah Jazz at Houston Rockets Game 2 Picks 4/17/2019
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
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The Utah Jazz head to Toyota Center on Wednesday where they'll take on Eric Gordon and the Houston Rockets in Game 2 of their series. The Rockets dominated Game 1, winning 122-90. The Jazz (50-32, 3rd in the Northwest Division) cover 54.3% of the time, going 44-37-2 against the spread this year. The Rockets (53-29, 1st in the Southwest Division) have an ATS record of 41-39-3, so they cover the spread 51.2%. As a favorite Houston covers the spread 50.0% of the time, while Utah has covered 52.4% as an underdog this season.
Valuable Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 44-37-2 against the spread this season
The Utah Jazz are 40-42-0 against the over/under this year
Important Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 41-39-3 against the spread this season
The Houston Rockets are 39-41-0 against the over/under this year
Key Utah Jazz Injuries
4/1/2019 Dante Exum PG Knee Out for the season
Key Houston Rockets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Ricky Rubio comes into this game averaging 12.7 points per contest while playing 27.9 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 6.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is 86%. Joe Ingles averages 12.1 points per contest in 31.3 minutes per game. He averages 5.7 assists per game and 4.0 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% for the season while his free throw percentage is 71%.
Eric Gordon scores 16.2 points per contest while playing 31.7 minutes per game. He hauls in 2.2 rebounds per contest and has 1.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 78%. Clint Capela averages 16.6 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 33.6 minutes per game. He also brings in 12.7 rebounds per game and has 1.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 65% and his free throw percentage is 64%.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah averages 111.7 points per contest, which is 17th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 5.3 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 11th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 12th in the NBA. They average 46.4 boards per contest and 26.0 assists per game, which ranks them 9th and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 4th with 15.1 per game. The Jazz allow 106.5 points per contest, which is 4th in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 8th and 15th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 42.6 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd, and they allow 21.6 assists per game which puts them in 1st place in the league. They force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Houston is 11th in the NBA with 113.9 points per contest this season. They are 25th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 4.77. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 11th in the league. They are 28th in the NBA in rebounding with 42.1 boards per contest and 28th in assists per game with 21.2. The Rockets are 25th in turnovers per contest with 13.3. The Rockets give up 109.1 points per game, which ranks them 10th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 47% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 19th and 2nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 7th with 23.5 dimes allowed per game and 16th with 45.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Rockets are 22nd in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.0 per contest this year.
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.
Who will win tonight's Jazz/Rockets NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Utah +7
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