Jazz vs Rockets Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/9/2020
Game: Utah Jazz vs Houston Rockets
Date: Sunday, February 9, 2020
Location: Toyota Center in Houston, TX
TV: NBA TV
Odds/Point Spread: Houston -6
Donovan Mitchell and the Utah Jazz (33-18, 2nd in the Northwest Division) head to Toyota Center on Sunday where they'll take on the Houston Rockets (33-19, 1st in the Southwest Division). Utah opens this game as 6 point dogs. The total has been set at 232.
The Jazz cover 50.0% of the time, having gone 25-25-1 ATS. Houston is covering 48.1% of the time, going 25-27-0 against the spread.
Key Utah Jazz Injuries
02/07/20 C Ed Davis Back is questionable
Key Houston Rockets Injuries
02/07/20 PG Russell Westbrook Rest is questionable
02/07/20 SG Eric Gordon Leg is questionable
Donovan Mitchell comes into this contest averaging 24.3 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 86%. Rudy Gobert averages 15.6 points per game in 34.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.6 assists per contest and 14.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 69% for the year while his free throw percentage is 61%.
James Harden averages 35.3 points per game while playing 37.0 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6.4 rebounds per game and has 7.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 87%. Russell Westbrook averages 26.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.0 rebounds per contest and 7.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah averages 110.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 16th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.9 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 5th. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 1st in the league. They average 45.6 rebounds per game and 22.1 assists per game, which ranks them 12th and 27th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 14th with 14.9 per game. The Jazz allow 107.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 9th and 6th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.1 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 20.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 1st place in the league. They force 12.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Houston is 2nd in the league with 118.3 points per game this year. They are 22nd in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 3.7. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 23rd in the NBA. They are 10th in the league in rebounding with 45.8 boards per game, and 29th in assists per contest with 21.5. The Rockets are 17th in turnovers per game with 14.7. The Rockets surrender 114.7 points per contest, which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 17th and 11th in those defensive statistics. They rank 26th with 25.7 assists allowed per contest and 26th with 46.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Rockets are 26th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.6 per game.
The Jazz are 11th in the league in defensive rating with 108, and their offensive rating of 111.9 is ranked 9th. They are 19th in the NBA in pace with 98.9 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 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 11th in the NBA. Utah is 9th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 26th in the NBA.
Houston is 20th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 14th in the NBA. The Rockets are 3rd in the league in defensive rating with 110.1, and their offensive rating of 113.7 is ranked 15th. They are 2nd in the NBA in pace with 103.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 7th. As a unit they are 6th 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.
Who will win tonight's Jazz/Rockets NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Utah +6
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