Rockets vs. Jazz Game 4 Betting Preview: Get Out the Brooms?


Photo credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: James Harden

Apr 23, 2019, 10:10 PM EDT

Game 4 Betting Odds: Houston Rockets at Utah Jazz

  • Spread: Rockets -2.5
  • Over/Under: 214
  • Time: 10:30 p.m. ET
  • TV Channel: TNT
  • Series Score: Rockets Lead 3-0

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James Harden had a terrible game on Saturday, and the Rockets still escaped with a road win. What does that mean for Utah’s chances of avoiding a sweep tonight? Our analysts dive in.

Betting Trends to Know

Utah is trying to avoid being swept down 0-3 in the series to Houston. Since 2005, teams down 0-3 have gone 20-40 straight-up and 24-33-3 ATS. In the last three postseasons, teams facing elimination have performed even worse, going 3-12 straight-up. – John Ewing

In Game 3, Utah closed as a two-point home favorite. The Rockets survived a back-and-forth end in Utah to win straight-up as an underdog. Now, in Game 4, the Rockets are 2.5-point road favorites in Utah after being dogs in Game 3.

Since 2005, teams that are listed as favorites at home in Game 3 but then are listed as underdogs at home in Game 4 are 21-10 ATS, covering by 5.7 points per game. The Pacers in Game 4 were in this same spot but failed to cover the spread by a half point. – Evan Abrams

Did you know? James Harden shot 3-of-20 (15%) from the field in the Rockets’ Game 3 win in Utah. In Harden’s career, Game 3 was just the second time he attempted at least 20 shots and had a field goal percentage below 20%.

In January 2015, Harden shot 4-of-21 (19%) on the road in Boston in a Rockets win. In Harden’s next game, he was an efficient 10-of-17 (58.8%) from the field for 26 points, although the Rockets lost on the road in Detroit. – Abrams

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