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Houston Rockets at Utah Jazz odds, picks and prediction

Apr 21, 2021; Houston, Texas, USA; Utah Jazz forward Bojan Bogdanovic (44) drive around Houston Rockets guard Armoni Brooks (7) during the second half of an NBA basketball game at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: POOL PHOTOS-USA TODAY Sports

The Houston Rockets (16-51) continue their four-game road trip against the Utah Jazz (48-19). Tip-off is at 10 p.m. ET in Vivint Arena. Below, we analyze the Rockets-Jazz odds and lines, with NBA picks and predictions.

The Rockets have the league’s worst record. They have lost four games in a row and nine of 10.

Houston only has three wins since the start of April. The Rockets opened their road trip Friday night with a 141-133 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks.

The Jazz are playing for the second night in a row, too, and close out their five-game homestand. They are riding a four-game winning streak.

Utah is the No. 1 seed in the West, holding onto a one-game lead over the Phoenix Suns.

Rockets at Jazz: Odds, spread and lines

Odds via BetMGM; access USA TODAY Sports’ betting odds for a full list. Lines last updated at 3:22 p.m. ET.

  • Money line: Rockets +1050 (bet $100 to win $1,050) | Jazz -2500 (bet $2500 to win $100)
  • Against the spread/ATS: Rockets +16.5 (-110) | Jazz -16.5 (-110)
  • Over/Under: 225.5 (O: -110 | U: -110)

Rockets at Jazz: Key injuries

Rockets

  • Christian Wood (ankle) questionable
  • PG Avery Bradley (personal) questionable
  • SF Jae’Sean Tate (knee) questionable
  • PF Kelly Olynyk (ankle) questionable
  • SG Sterling Brown (knee) out
  • PG John Wall (hamstring) out
  • PF D.J. Wilson (health and safety protocol) out
  • SG Eric Gordon (groin) out
  • SG Kevin Porter Jr. (ankle) out

Jazz

  • PG Mike Conley (hamstring) out
  • SG Donovan Mitchell (ankle) out

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Rockets at Jazz: Odds, lines, predictions and picks

Prediction

Jazz 128, Rockets 105

Money line (ML)

The Rockets have clearly packed it in for the rest of the season. They have only three wins since the beginning of April.

The Jazz are fighting to stay the top seed in the West, having won four in a row and five of six, despite playing without Mitchell.

However, betting the money line is not worth your time or energy unless you think the Rockets can pull off the outright upset, which, truthfully, no one should count on.

It is the league’s best team against the league’s worst team. Move on to the spread and total.

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Against the spread (ATS)

The Rockets’ last nine losses are by an average of 17.4 points per game. Three of their last four losses have been by at least 20 points. They have the worst cover percentage in the league at 34.3%.

The Jazz have covered the spread in three of the four games during their winning streak and have the league’s fourth-highest cover percentage at 58.2%.

Take the JAZZ -16.5 (-110). 

Over/Under (O/U)

Four of the last five games for Houston have gone Over the total. Four of the last six games for the Jazz have also gone Over. The Rockets have allowed 122 points or more in five of their last seven games.

Take OVER 225.5 (-110).

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