Utah Jazz at Houston Rockets Game 5 Picks & Predictions 4/24/2019
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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The Utah Jazz travel to Toyota Center on Wednesday where they'll meet James Harden and the Houston Rockets in Game 5 of their 1st round series. The Jazz won Game 4 by a score of 107-91 to avoid the sweep and force a Game 5. Houston opens as 8-point favorites. The over/under is 216. The Jazz (50-32, 3rd in the Northwest Division) are covering the spread 53% of the time, going 44-39-2 for the year. The Rockets (53-29, 1st in the Southwest Division) have an ATS record of 43-39-3, so they are covering the spread 52% of the time. As a favorite, Houston is covering 51% of the time, while Utah covered the spread 58% as the underdog for the year.
Valuable Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 44-39-2 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 40-43-0 against the over/under
Important Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 43-39-3 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 39-42-0 against the over/under
Key Utah Jazz Injuries
03/18/19 PG Dante Exum Knee is out indefinitely
Key Houston Rockets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Joe Ingles comes into this contest averaging 12.1 points per game while playing 31.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 71%. Ricky Rubio averages 12.7 points per game in 27.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.1 assists per contest and 3.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Clint Capela averages 16.6 points per game while playing 33.6 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 12.7 rebounds per game and has 1.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 65% and his free throw percentage is at 64%. Eric Gordon averages 16.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.2 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
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 are 22nd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.0 per game.
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?
Tony's Pick: Take Houston -8
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