Houston Rockets VS Utah Jazz

NBA Basketball 08:00 PM EST

Sunday

04/24/2019

TNT

Spread: Houston Rockets -8.5

Over/Under: 213.5

Utah Jazz vs Houston Rockets 4/24/2019 Picks Predictions Previews

Utah Jazz vs Houston Rockets 4/24/2019 Picks Predictions Previews

Utah Jazz vs Houston Rockets 4/24/2019 Picks Predictions Previews
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The Jazz postponed its impending elimination from the Western quarter finals round after beating the favored Houston Rockets with a score of 107-91 at the Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Jazz are not ready to give up yet and are hungry for another win when it goes back to the Rockets home court at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas on Wednesday evening. PG Donovan Mitchell just won’t allow the Rockets to ward them off at the playoffs; he continued to be aggressive until his wings heated up and soared in the 4th quarter to lead Utah with 19 of his 31 points. The win made the Jazz management book reservations for a flight to Houston for Game 5 in the best of seven series.

SF Jae Crowder dropped in 23 points while PG Ricky Rubio had 18 points and slid 11 assists. PF Derrick Favors brought in 12 and grabbed 11 boards off the rim. Utah dominated the glass with 52-35 rebounds (16-9 on offensive rebounding) and scored 52-22 in the paint. The Jazz played with 111.7 ppg at 46.8% from the field while limiting the Rockets to score at 108.8 ppg. Utah has 46.4 rebounds, 26.0 assists, 5.9 blocks, and 8.1 steals per outing. Mitchell is the leading scorer with 23.8 ppg, 43.2% in FG shooting, and 80.6% from the free throw line. The team is 1-4 SU in its last 5 matches and 1-5 SU in its last 6 games against the Rockets. Utah is 5th seed in the West with a 51-35 win/loss count and trails Houston 1-3 in the series of the quarter finals.

Utah Jazz vs Houston Rockets Predictions 4/24/2019

Houston will have to close the series out by putting the Jazz to rest and prepare for their next round against the winner of the other semifinal slot in the West. The loss in Game 4 extended their semifinal spot takeover. PG James Harden delivered 30 points followed by PG Chris Paul with 23 points, 8 rebounds, and 6 assists while SG Eric Gordon had 16 points in the lost match. PF Clint Capela was fighting off a virus and was partially weakened by his ailment. The Jazz capitalized on this and ran away with the rebounds and plays in the paint.

Houston is going to play Game 5 with 113.9 ppg at 44.9% from the field while restricting the Jazz to score at 99.0 ppg. The Rockets grabbed 42.1 rebounds, 21.2 assists, 4.9 blocks, and 8.5 steals per game. Harden is the leading point generator for the Rockets with 36.1 ppg, 44.2% in FG shooting, and 87.9% from the free throw area. The team is 3-2 SU in its last 5 matches and 10-2 SU in its last 12 games against the Jazz. Houston is in 4th seed with a 56-30 win/loss count and leads the quarter finals series at 3-1.

Utah Jazz vs Houston Rockets. The NBA Playoff Pick for this match is the  Houston Rockets -8.5. Jazz PG Dante Exum will no be playing in this contest with a torn patellar tendon in his right knee. Pf Clint Capela of Houston will be available in this contest battling a viral infection. The Rockets need Capela to produce in this level of competition. Predicted to win this match is the Rockets at a score of 111-105.

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Utah Jazz vs Houston Rockets 4/24/2019 Picks Predictions Previews

NBA Starting Time: 8:00 PM EST

Location: Toyota Center, Houston, Texas

Date: April 24, 2019

TV: TNT

NBA Odds:  Houston Rockets -8.5

NBA Totals Odds: 213.5

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