Rockets vs Jazz predictions 1/27/20 NBA Picks & Betting Tips
Game: Houston Rockets vs Utah Jazz
Date: Monday, January 27, 2020
Location: Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City, UT
TV: NBA TV
Odds/Point Spread: Utah -2
Vivint Smart Home Arena is the site where Rudy Gobert and the Utah Jazz (32-13, 1st in the Northwest Division) will take on the Houston Rockets (28-16, 1st in the Southwest Division) on Monday. Houston opens this matchup as 2 point dogs. The O/U is set at 230.
The Rockets are covering the spread 47.7% of the time, having gone 21-23-0 ATS. Utah is covering 56.8% of the time, going 25-19-1 against the spread.
Key Houston Rockets Injuries
01/25/20 SG James Harden Thigh injured last game, is questionable Sunday vs Denver
Key Utah Jazz Injuries
01/25/20 PG Emmanuel Mudiay Ankle is questionable Monday vs Houston
Russell Westbrook comes into this game averaging 25.8 points per contest while playing 35.6 minutes per night this year. He grabs 8.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 7.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is 78%. James Harden averages 36.1 points per contest in 37.0 minutes per game. He averages 7.3 assists per game and 6.2 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% for the season while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Rudy Gobert scores 15.7 points per contest while playing 34.3 minutes per game. He hauls in 14.5 rebounds per contest and has 1.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 69% and his free throw percentage is at 62%. Donovan Mitchell averages 24.7 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 34.3 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.3 rebounds per game and has 4.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
Houston averages 118.7 points per contest, which is 2nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 4.5 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 18th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 21st in the NBA. They average 47.1 boards per contest and 21.7 assists per game, which ranks them 5th and 27th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 13th with 15.0 per game. The Rockets allow 114.2 points per contest, which is 22nd in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 15th and 13th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 46.5 rebounds a game which ranks 24th, and they allow 25.6 assists per game which puts them in 28th place in the league. They force 15.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah is 16th in the NBA with 111.1 points per contest this season. They are 4th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 5.31. They shoot 39% from beyond the arc, which is good for 1st in the league. They are 10th in the NBA in rebounding with 46.0 boards per contest and 25th in assists per game with 22.2. The Jazz are 14th in turnovers per contest with 15.0. The Jazz give up 105.8 points per game, which ranks them 4th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 6th and 6th in those defensive statistics. They rank 1st with 20.8 dimes allowed per game and 4th with 43.0 boards surrendered per contest. The Jazz are 2nd in the league in forcing turnovers with 12.5 per contest this year.
The Rockets are 2nd in the league in defensive rating with 109.7, and their offensive rating of 114 is ranked 15th. They are 2nd in the NBA in pace with 103.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 6th. As a unit they are 5th in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 48% of their shot attempts, ranking 1st in the NBA. Houston is 19th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 15th in the NBA.
Utah is 7th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 27th in the NBA. The Jazz are 7th in the league in defensive rating with 106.8, and their offensive rating of 112.2 is ranked 8th. They are 21st in the NBA in pace with 98.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 2nd. As a unit they are 3rd in the league in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 12th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Rockets/Jazz NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Utah -2
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