Utah always plays well at home and have dominated this series versus the number going 38-29 ATS since 1996. Lay the points on the Jazz at home Tuesday vs. the Rockets.
EnergySolutions Arena will be the site of tonight’s Western Conference battle between the Utah Jazz and the visiting Houston Rockets. This series has been dominated by the Jazz for the most part with Utah posting a record of 47-25 SU and 38-29 ATS since 1996. For games played in Utah the Jazz have won 30 of 36 meetings SU and 20-14 ATS since 1996.
Houston won the first two meetings of the season; both were played in Texas while the Jazz were able to avenge one of those in their last meeting at home on March 4, with Utah winning 101-94. The Jazz last played on Friday at Oklahoma City getting the SU and ATS win, 101-94 as a four-point road favorite. They should be well-rested for tonight’s battle against a very familiar foe.
Houston just played on Sunday at San Antonio winning 87-85 as a three-point road underdog. The Jazz are presently on a 12-game home winning streak but have failed to cover the last four. We expect that ATS trend to change tonight as the Jazz take advantage of the Rockets on their home floor.
We know that over the last two seasons the Jazz are:
- 21-6 ATS in home games after failing to cover two of their last three
- 13-3 ATS in home games after failing to cover three of their last four
- 16-6 ATS in home games after failing to cover four or five of their last six
- 18-6 ATS as a favorite of six points or more
- 49-29 ATS as a home favorite
Houston is 2-10 ATS revenging a loss where opponent scored 100 or more points this season, 3-12 ATS after playing a game as a road underdog and 10-24 ATS after a game where they covered the spread this season.
Lay the chalk with the hosts as the Jazz equal the score with the Rockets this season and get us the ATS win.
Projected Final Score: Utah-109 Houston-95
Free Pick: Jazz -5 (-110)