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(0-1) Utah Jazz vs. Houston Rockets (1-0)
Date: Wednesday, May 2
Time: 8:00 PM EST
Venue: Toyota Center, Houston, TX.
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Rockets -11
NBA Betting Total: 204.5
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It’s the second game of the Western Conference semifnals when the Utah Jazz and the Houston Rockets face off at the Toyota Center.
In game one the Jazz were completely outmatched and that led to the Rockets winning game one 110-96.
The biggest blow to the Utah Jazz right now is when Ricky Rubio went down with injury in their last game of the first round series against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Without Ricky Rubio the Jazz looked lost on the offensive side and although the defense did better in the second half the offense really let them down.
That can’t be an excuse though, because they are going to be without Rubio again in this game. They need the offense to get going early.
To win this game someone needs to step up at the point guard position. If they want to win this game they also need to try and slow down James Harden and Chris Paul.
Both of those guys are going to score there is no question about that, but the defense needs to find a way to not let them torch them.
The Houston Rockets struggled at times against the Minnesota Timberwolves in their first round series but they look like the team of old now that the Jazz have come to town.
The defense stepped up in a big way in game one and of course the offense was good too. The big thing though was that the defense looked to be playing well, something that wasn’t always the case against the Wolves.
To win this game they need to take advantage of the struggles of the Jazz with Rubio. They can’t let them hang around in this game or they could be upset in this game.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Over is 20-6 in UTA last 26 vs. NBA Southwest.
- UTA are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games overall.
- Over is 8-3 in UTA last 11 road games.
- Head to Head: UTA are 2-6 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Houston.
Free Utah Jazz vs. Houston Rockets NBA Prediction: the Rockets win a high-scoring game.
The Jazz won’t beat Houston at its game, though it might try. Utah doesn’t have Rubio and that will be the difference in thisg ame.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Rockets -11
That lead to an easy victory by the Rockets and a cover.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Utah 101 – Houston 116
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