Utah Jazz vs. Houston Rockets, Playoffs game 3. The Rockets have the advantage, but now on the road things will be different. The record in the regular season for the Rockets was hardly positive. Although in the last 20 games on the road of the regular the performance was much better. Jazz at home has a better record, the team plays better at home. During the regular season the Jazz barely lost twelve games at home.
Houston Rockets: We do not give up spaces.
The Rockets this season were pesimos on the road. The regular season the record was 22-19. In the last 20 games on the road the team closed the season with 13-7. In the first two games of the round against Jazz the domain was total. The second game the victory was by twenty points 98-118, twelve points less than in the first game. The advantage of playing at home was always solid.
On the road the Rockets score up to 111.0 points per game. But during the Playoffs the record is 15-34 with an average of 97.2 points on the road, 34.55 FG points, 8.82 three pointers and 17.59 assists. Last year they lost 1-2 against the Warriors on the road. In 2017 against the Jazz they won two games in the playoff round.
The ATS record in the playoffs is 26-23-0 since 2004. In the last twelve games in the playoffs the record is 8-4-0 since 2016. Against the Jazz in 2018 the Rockets completed two spreads as favorites (-4.5 and -5.5) to win the games.
Utah Jazz: At home we are dangerous.
The Jazz at home closed the season with 29 wins and only 12 losses. In the last twenty games of the regular at home they just lost four games with 16 wins. Eight consecutive games won at the close of the season. In the games against the Rockets the problem was obvious, the offensive is number 17 of the league this season. But the defense is one of the best, number four on the list of 30 teams.
At home the Jazz is scoring an average of 112.6 points and only allow 104.8 points. In the playoffs the story is different. At home the average points is 100.1 per game since 2003, the defense is not the best allowing up to 98.7 per game. The Rockets in 2018 were allowed up to 105.5 points on average.
The ATS record at home during the playoffs is only positive with 17-16-2. In the last playoff games at home since 2017 the record is negative with 4-7-0. The last victory in the spread was against the Thunder in the second game at home being favorites -5.5.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Utah Jazz vs. Houston Rockets 04/20/2019 is: take the Houston Rockets +2.5 (Point Spread).
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