Houston Rockets vs. Utah Jazz, Playoffs Game 1. The home team is favorite at home with an incredible record. The Rockets this season have played very well at home, more than thirty wins and few defeats. The regular season was closed with a good winning streak winning a couple of important teams of the post season. The Jazz does not have a good record on the road, the regular season was bad for them playing away from home.
Houston Rockets: Our night.
The Rockets closed the regular season with a record of 53 wins and only 29 losses. But at home things were much better for the team with 31 wins and only ten losses. The regular season was closed at home with a winning streak of seven games. In that streak they won against Spurs 111-105 and Nuggets 112-85. Those two team are strong in the post season.
At home the Rockets are scoring an average of 116.8 points per game, 39.51 FG points, 79.1% free throw shots, 16.80 three pointers, 21.63 assists. The defense allows 109.7 points per game, 40.61 FG points, 77.5% free throw shots, 10.39 three pointers and 23.93 assists.
The ATS record is positive at home with 23-16-2. In the last ten games of the regular season 7-2-1. Against the Nuggets they were favorites at home by -6.0 points in the spread. But against the Spurs they could not do anything to complete 6.0 in the spread. The ATS record against the Jazz is 1-4-1 since 2018.
Utah Jazz: Everything is possible in the playoffs.
The Jazz knows that the record on the road of the regular season was bad. The team could barely finish the regular season with 21-20 on the road. In addition the Jazz lost the last two games of the regular season on the road against the Lakers 109-113 and Clippers 137-143 OT. In the last 11 games on the road the team had a good performance with seven wins and only four defeats.
On the road the Jazz is scoring an average of 110.8 points per game, 40.44 FG points, 73.7% free throw shots, 11.37 three pointers, 25.49 assists. The defense is allowing up to 108.1 points per game, 41.10 FG points, 72.7% free throw shots, 9.90 three pointers and 22.00 assists.
The ATS record is positive with 23-17-1. Against the Rockets the record has been positive in the last ten games since May 2018. The last game was in Utah, one loss being favorites and the previous one was another loss and a push in the spread. The Rockets have 4 days off.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Houston Rockets vs. Utah Jazz 04/14/2019 is: take the Houston Rockets -6.5 (Point Spread).
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