On Wednesday, April 24, the Houston Rockets take on the Utah Jazz in Game 5 of their first round series with a chance to close out their rivals. The Rockets are up 3-1 and look every bit the top contender in the West to the favored Golden State Warriors. Will Houston get it done? Or, will Utah manage to beat the Rockets? Let’s check the NBA Playoffs betting odds for Game 5 of the series.
Rockets vs Jazz Game 5 2019 NBA Playoffs Odds
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Why Utah Jazz are a good bet at +8
Utah had looked horrible up until their 107-91 Game 4 win. The Jazz finally put it all together, handing the Rockets a loss by leaning on top guard Donovan Mitchell. While Rudy Gobert had done his best to keep the Jazz in games during this series, Mitchell had been a disappointment.
In Game 4, Mitchell dominated with 31 points, 4 assists, and 7 boards. The performance should force Houston to change their defense, which could open things for Gobert in Game 5. Utah has a chance to extend the series.
- Points/G: 111.7
- Field Goal %: 46.8
- 3-Point %: 35.6
- Free Throw %: 73.6
- Rebounds/G: 46.4
- Points/G: 106.5
- Field Goal %: 45.2
- 3-Point %: 35.5
- Free Throw %: 75.3
- Rebounds/G: 42.6
Why Houston Rockets are a good bet at -8
The Rockets were due for a let down after beating Utah in 3 straight. Houston dominated the Jazz 122-90 in Game 1, 108-98 in Game 2, and sneaked out of Utah’s arena with a 104-101 Game 3 win.
The Game 4 loss should neither bother the Rockets nor their fans. Back at the Toyota Center, Houston should regain the momentum. They’ve got a real good shot of again dominating the Jazz.
- Points/G: 113.9
- Field Goal %: 44.9
- 3-Point %: 35.6
- Free Throw %: 79.1
- Rebounds/G: 42.1
- Points/G: 109.1
- Field Goal %: 46.6
- 3-Point %: 34.0
- Free Throw %: 76.8
- Rebounds/G: 45.4
NBA Playoffs Betting Trends for Utah Jazz vs Houston Rockets
- Jazz are 4-1 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest
- Jazz are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Conference Quarterfinals games
- Jazz are 1-4-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings
- Rockets are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games overall
- Rockets are 7-0-1 ATS in their last 8 home games
- Rockets are 7-3-1 ATS in their last 11 games playing on 1 days rest
Jazz vs Rockets Game 5 Final Analysis
The Jazz won Game 4 because Houston had problems shooting from both the field and the three-point line. The Rockets shot 35.4% from the field and 37.0% from three. What Utah must worry about is that even though they won, Houston held them to only 43% from the field and 31.4% from three.
No doubt, the Rockets will shoot better in their building on Wednesday night. Houston has a big shot of not only beating the Utah Jazz, but of blowing them out by around 20 points the way they did in Game 1 and Game 2. The Beard, CP3, and the rest of the Rockets make a statement.
NBA Playoffs Betting Pick: Rockets -8