NBA tonight: The Houston Rockets (11-12) vs. Utah Jazz (12-13) at 10:30 from Vivint Smart Home Arena.
James Harden and the Rockets need to win on the road.
James Harden and the Houston Rockets are in 4th place in the Southwest and need to get this win on the road tonight. They will face the Jazz following a loss to the Timberwolves on Monday. Losing is a hard pill to swallow especially when your lead scorer, in this case James Harden, is averaging 30.6 points per game. Not only is Harden good for 30 plus points per game he is also averaging 8.7 assists, 5.6 rebounds and 2.3 steals per game. A usual Clint Capela is getting 11.8 rebounds per game and 2.2 blocks as he holds on to an average of 18.1 points. We can’t forget about Chris Paul and his 8.1 assists.
The Utah Jazz with their current record of 12-13 are in 5th place in the Northwest Division. They also won their last matchup when they beat the Spurs by 34 points on Tuesday. In the case of the Jazz the scoring leader is Donovan Mitchell with an average of 21.3 points per game. Rudy Gobert is killing it on defense as he averages 12.8 rebounds and 2.1 blocks per game. He is also the 2nd place scoring leader with 15.5 ppg. In the field of assists Ricky Rubio is getting 6.4 per game and Joe Ingles is getting nearly 2 steals per game with an average of 1.7.
Who are the bookmakers predicting to win the game?
The game is expected to be a close one with the Utah Jazz -2 as the favorite. The total for both teams combined on tonight’s game is over/under 216 points. According to the consensus on wagering 55% believe that the Jazz will not only win the game but they will cover the spread as well. As many as 72% of the bettors believe that the total for both teams combined will exceed 216 points.
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