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Utah Jazz vs Houston Rockets 4/17/2019 Picks Predictions Previews

Utah Jazz vs Houston Rockets 4/17/2019 Picks Predictions Previews
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The Utah Jazz will play for their second quarterfinal match against the Rockets at the Toyota Center in Houston on Wednesday evening.. The Jazz succumbed to the Rockets onslaught at a score of 122-90 Sunday night. The Jazz offense was disrupted by the pressing defense the Rockets displayed in Game 1 in the best of seven quarterfinal series. The tight Houston defensive plays pulled Utah to 39% in field goal shooting and forced 18 lost ball possessions. The Jazz converted 7 out of 27 from rainbow territory. Center Rudy Gobert brought in 22 points and 12 rebounds followed by SG Donovan Mitchell with 19 with no assists.

Utah struggled in Game one with 111.7 ppg at 46.8% from the field and restricts other teams to score at 106.5 ppg. The Jazz has 46.4 rebounds, 26.0 assists, 5.9 blocks, and 8.1 steals per outing. Mitchell is the leading point generator for the Jazz with 23.8 ppg, 43.2% in FG shooting, and 80.6% from the free throw area. The team is 8-2 SU in its last 10 matches and 5 out of its last 6 games went under the totals after a straight up loss. The recurrence of injuries plagues the Jazz in its effort to fight back against the Rockets.

Utah Jazz vs Houston Rockets Predictions 4/17/2019

Meanwhile, the Houston Rockets displayed superb defense and is a team worthy as an elite contender in the finals of the Western Conference and for the Championship ring of the season. PG James Harden finds his targets from field goals to assisting team mates in their offensive plays. But the factor that broke the offensive thrust of the Jazz is the brilliant defense that the Rockets performed in Game one. Harden delivered 29 points and 10 assists followed by SG Eric Gordon with 17, PF Clint Capela had 16, PG Chris Paul made 14, and SF PJ Tucker contributed 11 for the Rockets.

Houston managed to bring out the Jazz from their comfort zone with 113.9 ppg at 44.9% from the field while restricting foes to score at 109.1 ppg. The Rockets are boosted with 42.1 rebounds, 21.2 assists, 4.9 blocks, and 8.5 steals per contest. Harden leads Houston in point production with 36.1 ppg, 44.2% in FG shooting, and 87.9% from the charity lane. The team is 8-2 SU in its last 10 matches and 6-0-1 ATS in its last 7 games at the Toyota Center. Houston has home court advantage and will seek to repeat what they did to the Jazz in game 1.

Utah Jazz vs Houston Rockets. The NBA Playoff Pick for this match is Houston Rockets  -6.5. Houston is now playing with intense defense that is key to their recent victories and is projected to rule in the Western Conference playoffs. The Jazz has PG Dante Exum out of contention with a knee injury while SG Kyle Korver is probable to play in game 2 with a right knee soreness. Jazz SF Thabo Sefolosha is not sure to play with a left hip soreness. Predicted result for this contest is the Rockets peppering the Jazz at a high score of

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Utah Jazz vs Houston Rockets 4/17/2019 Picks Predictions Previews

NBA Starting Time: 9:30 PM EST

Location: Toyota Center, Houston, Texas

Date: April 17, 2019


NBA Odds: Houston Rockets  -6.5

NBA Totals Odds: 212.5

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