Utah Jazz vs. Houston Rockets NBA Betting Preview, Lines, Odds, Insights & Trends for May 8, 2021

The Utah Jazz (49-18) host the Houston Rockets (16-51) as heavy, 14.5-point favorites after Bojan Bogdanovic put up 48 points in the Jazz’s 127-120 victory over the Nuggets. The game airs on SportsNet RM at 10:00 PM ET on Saturday, May 8, 2021. The matchup has an over/under of 226.5.

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Jazz vs Rockets Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Jazz -14.5 -110 -110 226.5 -110 -110

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Point Total Insights

  • Utah’s games this year have gone over the point total for Saturday’s matchup point total (226.5 points) in 43.3% of opportunities (29 out of 67 matchups).
  • In 28 out of Houston’s 67 games this year (41.8%), the competing teams scored a higher point total than the total in Saturday’s matchup.
  • The Jazz average 116.6 points per game against the Rockets’ 108.2, totaling 1.7 points under the matchup’s point total of 226.5.
  • This game’s total is 3.3 fewer points than the 223.2 these two teams combine to give up per game in 2020-21.
  • This season the average total for Jazz games is 223.9 points, 2.6 fewer than the over/under of 226.5 points for this contest.
  • Rockets’ games have an over/under of 224.2 points this season, 2.3 points fewer than the total points bet for this matchup.

Jazz Betting Data

  • Utah covered the spread more often than not this year, going 39-27 against the spread.
  • The Jazz have not fared well as a 14.5-point favorite, going 4-5 against the spread when favored by at least 14.5 points.
  • Utah has covered the over/under less than half of the time, in 32 of 66 games (48.5%).

Jazz Key Players

  • The Jazz scoring leader is Donovan Mitchell, who averages 26.4 points per game.
  • Rudy Gobert paces Utah with 13.3 rebounds a game and Mike Conley leads the team with 6.0 assists per matchup.
  • The Jazz are led by Mitchell from long distance. He hits 3.4 shots from deep per game.
  • Conley leads the team with 1.4 steals per game. Gobert collects 2.8 blocks an outing to pace Utah.

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Jazz Last 10 Games

Jazz Last Five Games
Date Opponent Result Favored Played As Spread Total Jazz Moneyline Opponent Moneyline Game Type Covered Over/Under
5/7/2021 Nuggets 127-120 UTA Yes Home -1.5 246.5 -120 100 Regular Season Yes Over
5/5/2021 Spurs 126-94 UTA Yes Home -26.5 219.5 -10000 3300 Regular Season Yes Over
5/3/2021 Spurs 110-99 UTA Yes Home -20.5 213.5 -10000 1750 Regular Season No Under
5/1/2021 Raptors 106-102 UTA Yes Home -4.5 223.5 -200 170 Regular Season No Under
4/30/2021 Suns 121-100 PHO No Away +15.5 226.5 1350 -5000 Regular Season No Under
Jazz Last 10 Games
Overall Record ATS Record O/U/P AVG Total AVG Pts Scored AVG Pts Allowed AVG Reb. Margin 3Pt %
7-3 4-6 4-6-0 217.9 114.6 103.3 +7.6 32.6%

Jazz Injuries

Jazz:

Juwan Morgan: Out (Heel),

Mike Conley: Out (Hamstring),

Donovan Mitchell: Out (Ankle)

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Rockets Betting Data

  • Houston has a losing record against the spread, going 23-38 ATS (covering only 37.7% of the time).
  • Houston and its opponents have hit the over in less than half of their matchups this year — 29 of 61 (47.5%).

Rockets Key Players

  • Christian Wood sits on top of the Rockets leaderboards for both scoring and rebounding with 21.0 points and 9.6 rebounds per game.
  • John Wall records more assists than any other Houston player with 6.9 per game. He also scores 20.6 points and grabs 3.2 rebounds per game.
  • Eric Gordon makes 2.6 three-pointers per game, the most on the Rockets.
  • Houston’s leader in steals is Jae’Sean Tate with 1.3 per game, and its leader in blocks is Wood with 1.2 per game.

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Rockets Last 10 Games

Date Opponent Result Favored Played As Spread Total Rockets Moneyline Opponent Moneyline Game Type Covered Over/Under
5/7/2021 Bucks 141-133 MIL No Away +18.5 244.5 3000 -10000 Regular Season Yes Over
5/5/2021 76ers 135-115 PHI No Home +17.5 248.5 2800 -10000 Regular Season No Over
5/2/2021 Knicks 122-97 NY No Home +14.5 217.5 900 -1600 Regular Season No Over
5/1/2021 Warriors 113-87 GS No Home +21.5 211.5 3300 -10000 Regular Season No Under
4/29/2021 Bucks 143-136 HOU No Home +8.5 254.5 500 -700 Regular Season Yes Over
Overall Record ATS Record O/U/P AVG Total AVG Pts Scored AVG Pts Allowed AVG Reb. Margin 3Pt %
1-9 4-6 6-4-0 230.6 108.2 122.4 -4 39.6%

Rockets Injuries

Rockets:

Christian Wood: Out (Ankle),

David Nwaba: Out (Wrist),

Dante Exum: Out (Calf),

Eric Gordon: Out (Groin),

Avery Bradley: Out (Personal),

Sterling Brown: Out (Knee),

D.J. Augustin: Day To Day (Ankle),

John Wall: Out For Season (Hamstring),

Kevin Porter Jr.: Out (Ankle),

Jae’Sean Tate: Out (Health protocols),

D.J. Wilson: Out (Health and Safety Protocols)

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