Houston Rockets vs. Utah Jazz, NBA Western Conference game. Two of the first five teams in the conference play for a victory that could mean a lot to the playoffs. For now Jazz is considered the second best of the conference after the Lakers. The team this season is playing with intelligence and with a new vision. The Rockets have suffered a bit in recent weeks, but it is an excellent situation for the team.
Houston Rockets: We are not afraid.
The Rockets this season have a positive record with 28 wins and 17 losses in fifth place in the Western Conference. In the last ten games the record is negative with 4-6. This game is the third of four on the road. The last of the tour was a defeat against the Nuggers 110-117. To close the tour the Rockets will play in Portland against the Trail Blazers.
On the road the team is scoring an average of 118 points per game, 40.91 FG points, 79.6% free throw shots, 15.57 three pointers, 44.35 rebounds, 21.09 assists, 15.00 turnonvers. The defense allows up to 117 points, 43.78 FG points, 78.3% free throw shots, 12.26 three pointers, 14.70 turnovers.
James Harden leads the team in points with an average of 36.1 this season. Russell Westbrook in his first season with the Rockets is scoring 26 points per game, 45.2% FG points, 78.2% free throws. McLemore and Gordon are leaders from the bench with 10 and 14.7 points on average each.
Utah Jazz: The future is the playoffs.
Jazz is in a perfect conference position. So far the team has the second best record with 32-13. The defense is the fourth in the league, but the offensive problems are evident. Although thanks to the good defense, the team had no problems to win important games. The record at home is solid with 18-3. Nine games without losing at home, the last victory was against Dallas Mavericks 112-107.
At home the team is scoring an average of 111.6 points per game, 41.14 FG points, 76.6% free throw shots, 13.14 three pointers, 47.19 rebounds, 22.71 assists, 14.62 turnovers. The defense being the fourth in the league allows only 103 points at home, 39.05 FG points and 10.19 three pointers.
Donovan Mitchell is the best Jazz player this season with 24.7 points per game, 45.9% FG points, 36.8% three pointers. Bogdanovic is the second on the list with 21.1 points per game, 41.6% three pointers and 90.7% free throw shots. Joe Ingles collaborates with 10.8 points from the bench this season.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Houston Rockets vs. Utah Jazz 01/27/2020 is: take the UNDER 221 (TOTALS).
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