|Written by Michael|
Bet on the NBAThe Houston Rockets will be facing off this Wednesday in a Western Conference match with the Utah Jazz. The game will be at the Energy Solutions Arena in Salt Lake City.
The Rockets are 20-14 and are third in the Southwest Division and fifth on the conference. The Jazz are 15-17 and in last place in the Northwest Division. However, they are only two games out of a playoff spot.
The Houston Rockets are currently eighth in the NBA with an average of 97.5 points per game. The Rockets have also won four of their last five games. The Rockets will be heading into the game on a night's rest after a game the day before with the Toronto Raptors.
Kevin Martin has been a silent leader for the Rockets. He has scored about 18 points a game on average. Kyle Lowry is fifth in the NBA with an average of about two steals in each game.
The Utah Jazz has also had a high scoring total. The team is eleventh in the NBA with 96.2 points per game. However, the Jazz has lost five of its last six games. The team gave up at least 100 points in four of those losses. The Jazz will also be on a night's rest as they will be out in Sacramento on the day before this game with Houston.
The scoring for the Jazz is relatively even but Al Jefferson leads with 19.1 points in each game. Paul Milsap is the only other player in double digits with 16.1 per game. Also, even though has is only getting about five or six minutes in each game, Jeremy Evans is looking to run with the momentum he has from his victory in the slam dunk contest during the All Star Weekend.
The Rockets are the -2.5 favorite for the game, according to our sportsbook odds. The over/under on points for the game is 199.5. The records for the teams are very different but the Jazz are looking to catch up on the Rockets and the rest of the west.