Rockets vs. Jazz Game 5 Betting Preview: Can Utah Extend Series Again?


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Apr 24, 2019, 06:30 PM EDT

Game 5 Betting Odds: Utah Jazz at Houston Rockets

  • Spread: Rockets -8
  • Over/Under: 213
  • Time: 8 p.m. ET
  • TV Channel: TNT
  • Series Score: Rockets lead 3-1

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The Jazz extended the series with Monday night’s win, but can they get it done again in Houston? Our analysts discuss.

Betting Trends to Know

The under is 6-1-1 in the first eight meetings between the Jazz and Rockets this season, going under the total by 9.4 points per game. Evan Abrams

If the Jazz put up a fight and cover the first-half spread, the Rockets are well equipped to close the door in the second half.

Since Dec. 1, the Rockets are 12-0-1 straight-up in the second half when either trailing or leading by five or fewer points at the end of the first half at home, including 9-4 against the second-half spread, covering by 4.9 points per game. Abrams

The Rockets have shot 35.2% from the field over the past two games. Under Mike D’Antoni, this is just the fifth time the Rockets have shot worse than 40% in consecutive games. They’re 3-1 straight-up and against-the-spread (ATS) in the past four, with their lone loss coming to the Warriors in the playoffs. Abrams

The Rockets were held to 91 points in their Game 4 loss. Since Mike D’Antoni took over in 2016-17, Houston has averaged 113.9 points per game. One might expect the Rockets to bounce back after a low-scoring output.

Usually they do, but not as much as you might think. In the past three seasons, the Rockets have scored fewer than 100 points in 31 games. In their next matchup, they have averaged 105.8 PPG, eight points below the team’s average. They went 14-17 ATS in those. John Ewing

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