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Utah Jazz vs Houston Rockets: Don Best NBA Odds & Trends for 5/8/2021

Christian Wood and the Houston Rockets (16-51) are heavy, 15.5-point underdogs when they square off against the Utah Jazz (49-18) on May 8, 2021. A 225-point total is set for the matchup.

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How to Watch

Time: 10:00 PM EST
TV Channel: SportsNet RM

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Jazz vs. Rockets Betting Data

Jazz vs Rockets Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Jazz -15.5 -115 -105 225 -110 -110

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Jazz Betting Data

  • Utah holds a winning record against the spread this year, going 39-28 ATS.
  • The Jazz are 2-2 as at least 15.5-point favorites.
  • Utah has gone over the point total less than half of the time, in 31 of 67 games (46.3%).

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Rockets Betting Data

  • Against the spread this season, Houston is under .500: 23-44.
  • Houston has failed to hit the over in a majority of their games this season, going over the point total in just 31 of 67 contests.

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Point Total Insights

  • Utah's games this year have gone over the point total for Saturday's matchup point total (225 points) in 47.8% of opportunities (32 out of 67 matchups).
  • In 30 out of Houston's 67 games this season (44.8%), the competing teams combined for a higher point total than the total in Saturday's matchup.
  • The point total for the game of 225 is 0.2 points more than the combined points per game averages for the Jazz (116.6 points per game) and the Rockets (108.2 points per game).
  • The 223.2 points per game these two teams allow to opponents on average this season are 1.8 fewer than the 225 over/under in this contest.
  • The Jazz have seen a 223.9 average over/under in their games this season, 1.1 points fewer than the over/under in this matchup.
  • The over/under for this contest is 0.8 points more than the average over/under in Rockets' games this season (224.2 points).

Previous Matchups

In the last 10 head-to-head meetings, Houston has won six games against Utah, while the Rockets have a better against the spread record, 3-2, than the Jazz as well in those contests between the two teams.

Jazz vs Rockets in 2020-21
Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
4/21/2021 Jazz Rockets -11.5 224 -704 499 Regular Season 112-89 UTA
3/12/2021 Jazz Jazz -19 229.5 -4625 1553 Regular Season 114-99 UTA
2/22/2020 Jazz Jazz -2 233 -127 106 Regular Season 120-110 HOU
2/9/2020 Rockets Rockets -2.5 233 -142 119 Regular Season 114-113 UTA
1/27/2020 Jazz Jazz -14 221 -1281 831 Regular Season 126-117 HOU
4/24/2019 - Rockets - - - - Playoffs 100-93 HOU
4/22/2019 - Jazz - - - - Playoffs 107-91 UTA
4/20/2019 - Jazz - - - - Playoffs 104-101 HOU
4/17/2019 - Rockets - - - - Playoffs 118-98 HOU
4/14/2019 - Rockets - - - - Playoffs 122-90 HOU
  • 4/21/2021 DNP - Jazz: Donovan Mitchell
  • 3/12/2021 DNP - Rockets: Victor Oladipo, Christian Wood, John Wall
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    Jazz Players to Watch

    • Donovan Mitchell leads the Jazz in scoring, tallying 26.4 points per game to go with 4.4 rebounds and 5.2 assists.
    • Utah's leading rebounder is Rudy Gobert averaging 13.3 boards per game and its best passer is Mike Conley and his 6.0 assists per game.
    • The Jazz get the most three-point shooting production out of Mitchell, who knocks down 3.4 threes per game.
    • Conley and Gobert lead Utah on the defensive end, with Conley leading the team in steals averaging 1.4 per game and Gobert in blocks averaging 2.8 per contest.

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    Rockets Players to Watch

    • Wood sits atop the Rockets leaderboards for scoring and rebounding with 21.0 points and 9.6 rebounds per game.
    • Houston's assist leader is John Wall with 6.9 per game. He also scores 20.6 points per game and grabs 3.2 rebounds per game.
    • Eric Gordon knocks down 2.6 three-pointers per game, the most on the Rockets.
    • Jae'Sean Tate (1.3 steals per game) is the steal leader for Houston while Wood (1.2 blocks per game) is the block leader.

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    Injury Report

    Jazz: Juwan Morgan: Out (Heel), Mike Conley: Out (Hamstring), Donovan Mitchell: Out (Ankle)

    Rockets: Christian Wood: Out (Ankle), David Nwaba: Out (Wrist), Dante Exum: Out (Calf), Eric Gordon: Out (Groin), Avery Bradley: Out (Personal), Kelly Olynyk: Day To Day (Ankle), Sterling Brown: Out (Knee), John Wall: Out For Season (Hamstring), Kevin Porter Jr.: Out (Ankle), Jae'Sean Tate: Day To Day (Knee), D.J. Wilson: Out (Health and Safety Protocols)

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