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

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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
FavoriteSpreadFavorite Spread OddsUnderdog Spread OddsTotalOver Total OddsUnder Total Odds
Jazz-14.5-110-110226.5-110-110

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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
DateOpponentResultFavoredPlayed AsSpreadTotalJazz MoneylineOpponent MoneylineGame TypeCoveredOver/Under
5/7/2021Nuggets127-120 UTAYesHome-1.5246.5-120100Regular SeasonYesOver
5/5/2021Spurs126-94 UTAYesHome-26.5219.5-100003300Regular SeasonYesOver
5/3/2021Spurs110-99 UTAYesHome-20.5213.5-100001750Regular SeasonNoUnder
5/1/2021Raptors106-102 UTAYesHome-4.5223.5-200170Regular SeasonNoUnder
4/30/2021Suns121-100 PHONoAway+15.5226.51350-5000Regular SeasonNoUnder
Jazz Last 10 Games
Overall RecordATS RecordO/U/PAVG TotalAVG Pts ScoredAVG Pts AllowedAVG Reb. Margin3Pt %
7-34-64-6-0217.9114.6103.3+7.632.6%

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

DateOpponentResultFavoredPlayed AsSpreadTotalRockets MoneylineOpponent MoneylineGame TypeCoveredOver/Under
5/7/2021Bucks141-133 MILNoAway+18.5244.53000-10000Regular SeasonYesOver
5/5/202176ers135-115 PHINoHome+17.5248.52800-10000Regular SeasonNoOver
5/2/2021Knicks122-97 NYNoHome+14.5217.5900-1600Regular SeasonNoOver
5/1/2021Warriors113-87 GSNoHome+21.5211.53300-10000Regular SeasonNoUnder
4/29/2021Bucks143-136 HOUNoHome+8.5254.5500-700Regular SeasonYesOver
Overall RecordATS RecordO/U/PAVG TotalAVG Pts ScoredAVG Pts AllowedAVG Reb. Margin3Pt %
1-94-66-4-0230.6108.2122.4-439.6%

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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