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Dec 18, 2018 7:18 PM EST

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Betting odds: Utah Jazz at Houston Rockets

  • Spread: Rockets -4.5
  • Over/Under: 212
  • Time: 8 p.m. ET
  • TV channel: NBA TV

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The 14-16 Utah Jazz visit the 14-14 Houston Rockets tonight. Both teams have been disappointing so far this year, but there are signs that things could be turning around. What does that mean for tonight’s spread?

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The Jazz are coming off one of their worst performances of the season, shooting 31.5% and losing by seven to the Magic in Orlando.

Did You Know? Since 2005, when teams play a road game against the Heat or Magic and then continue their road trip to any other city, they are 321-263-6 ATS (55%), with a 7.4% return on investment.

The Jazz shot 31.5% from the field in their loss to the Magic — their second-worst shooting performance of the season. Under Quin Snyder, the Jazz are 24-15 ATS (61.5%) after shooting below 40% from the field in their previous game, making Snyder the most profitable coach in the NBA in this spot since being hired in Utah. — Evan Abrams

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