Houston 53-29 | 22-19 away
vs Utah 50-32 | 29-12 home
Monday 10:30pm ET

Houston vs Utah Predictions

Mon, Apr 22, 10:30pm ET at Vivint Smart Home Arena

Consensus Picks

Computer HOU -2.5 o/215
*Community HOU -2.5 64% u/215 51%

*Consensus from 21012 predictions.

113.911thPoints PG111.717th
42.128thRebounds PG46.49th
21.228thAssists PG26.08th
109.121stPoints Allowed106.527th
11th OFFENSE 18th
24th FG % 13th
10th 3 PT % 15th
28th Rebounds 8th
10th DEFENSE 6th
19th FG % 9th
1st 3 PT % 14th
16th Rebounds 2nd
2018-19 Southwest Standings
Houston 53 29 .646 L1
San Antonio 48 34 .585 W3
Memphis 33 49 .402 W1
New Orleans 33 49 .402 L1
Dallas 33 49 .402 L1
2018-19 Northwest Standings
Denver 54 28 .659 W1
Portland 53 29 .646 W3
Utah 50 32 .610 L1
Oklahoma City 49 33 .598 W5
Minnesota 36 46 .439 L3
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  • If you like money you will put yours on Houston nothing else to say..

    My Pick: Houston -3
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  • @CoryWatts • 3m

    I like the Jazz at home here. Its highly unlikely that Harden shoots three of 20 from the floor like he did in Game 3. With that said, hes struggled with his shot in the series but volume is what has helped carry the day for him. Utah hung tough in Game 3 as they took Harden out of the equation for the most part. Its going to be a challenge for the Jazz but you have to think that theyre going to get Gobert involved on the offensive end. Utah has to be more focused on taking better shots offensively as their defense can keep them in the game. Look for the Jazz to find a way to scratch out a win in order to extend the series.

    My Pick: Utah +3 60%
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  • In all honesty, this feels like a trap game. Utah didn't shoot the 3 ball well in G3 and I don't think the Harden excuse can still justify this spread. Take the Jazz

    My Pick: Utah +3 60%
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  • @AMC • 3m

    Easy peasy guys tonight on this game , no need of an explanation Houston-4 and under!

    My Pick: Houston -3 & Under 214.5 60%
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  • @texasg • 3m

    Harden and Paul put this series to bed tonight. They want to take advantage of getting some extra rest if they can. Harden will score 40 or more if he has to.

    My Pick: Houston -3
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  • @schmidti • 3m

    Guys, you think utah can hold Harden again under 33 Points ?

    My Pick: Houston -3
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    • @ATX512
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      Harden can go off against any defense. I expect him to shoot a ton tonight to redeem himself from the last game and Harden can get his shot when he wants it

    • @schmidti
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      Okay man, but another question. Do you think he do again over 7,5 Assists ? HOU -3

    • @ATX512
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      no opinion on that, I put a small bet on unders tonight. Utah can't score against this defense

  • @schmidti • 3m

    Guys, you think Utah Can Hold Harden Again under 33 Points ?

    My Pick: Houston -3
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  • @MoneyBall • 3m

    UNDER 214.5 Harden started last game 0-15 from the floor in the last game and Rockets still won and covered. You can bet Harden looking to bounce back tonight and I think Rockets get the sweep in a 110-101 type of game. Also like the Unders - two top 10 defenses and the Jazz have struggled mightily on offense in this series.

    My Pick: Houston -3 & Under 214.5 60%
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  • @Covers • 3m

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  • @rotowire • 3m

    Houston vs Utah injuries and projected lineup.

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  • @OddsShark • 3m

    Betting Prediction for Houston Rockets vs Utah Jazz on April 22, 2019, 10:30 PM ET

     Houston Rockets vs Utah Jazz on 2019-04-22 added by OddsShark

    Free Betting Prediction: Houston will WIN , Cover the Spread , and the Total will go Over .

    The Houston Rockets are aiming to become the first Western Conference squad to advance to the second round by disposing of the Utah Jazz at the Vivint Smart Home Arena. Houston has swarmed Utah to secure a 3-0 series lead, putting the Jazz on the brink of extinction. The last meeting was the closest of the series with the Rockets squeaking out a 104-101 victory and they are a 3-point favorite in tonight's game with the total opening at 214.5 points.Rockets vs Jazz Game Center. Original matchup: http://bit.ly/2PlD3Xx

  • Houston Chronicle: Rockets guard James Harden fine with Jazz trash talk


    Rockets guard James Harden said there was an abundance of trash talk coming his way from Jazz players while he was missing his first 15 shots in Game 3. He also said, he understood and really did not mind.

    "I guess they needed that to kind of fuel themselves," Harden said. "Even in the first two games, I don't really trash talk. I don't need to. I just go out there and hoop. I guess they needed to say that to get themselves going a little bit, which is cool. I understand. It doesn't affect me."

  • @utahjazz • 3m

    Deseret News: Live coverage of Houston Rockets at Utah Jazz, Game 4: How to attend, watch and listen to the game


    SALT LAKE CITY -- Following a close loss in Game 3, the Utah Jazz will look to avoid being swept when they host the Houston Rockets in Game 4 of their playoff series tonight at Vivint Arena.

    While it's been a tough series overall for Donovan Mitchell, he's got his teammates' support as he carries the offensive load. The Jazz have also have the leadership of Jae Crowder to rely on.

    Can the home crowd make an impact Monday? They brought plenty of noise in Game 3 Saturday night.

  • @utahjazz • 3m

    Deseret News: Utah Jazz lead Houston Rockets 30-28 after 1st quarter of Game 3



    Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) fouls Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell, left, as he shoots a 3-pointer in the first half during an NBA basketball game Saturday, April 20, 2019, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

    SALT LAKE CITY -- The Utah Jazz knew they needed to get off to a better start in Game 3 of their playoff series against the Houston Rockets on Saturday night than they had in the first two games, and they did exactly that.

    The Jazz scored the first eight points of the game and used good defense and timely shotmaking to take a 30-28 lead into the second quarter.

  • Fansided: Houston Rockets will go for the sweep over the Jazz tonight

    The Houston Rockets have looked like a complete team in this series against the Utah Jazz. They are up 3-0 and have won two of their three games in blowout fashion. They are outclassing Utah in every way and look focused and ready to run it back against the Warriors next week.

    Last game out, the Rockets had to fight for the victory. James Harden was way off, and I mean way off, in the first three quarters and the Jazz held a lead for most of the game. The team as a whole still stepped up, though, and propelled the Rockets past them anyways.

  • Red94: Game 4: Houston Rockets at Utah Jazz on 4/22/19

    To say the Rockets game on Sunday night was a strange one would almost be a bit of an understatement. James Harden had one of the worst shooting performances in playoff history, many of the Jazz players significantly stepped up their play on both ends of their floor from their previous two outings...and yet the Rockets still somehow won by 3. If anything, the Rockets winning a game where their star player plays so terribly is a positive telling sign for the rest of the postseason than it is a negative one. If the Rockets are able to win a road playoff game on a night when their MVP has one of the worst games of the season, then heaven knows how good they'll look when he's clicking on nights when the rest of the Rockets squad are on, as well.

  • @utahjazz • 3m

    Deseret News: Utah Jazz fall behind 0-3 to Houston Rockets despite rough night for reigning MVP James Harden


    SALT LAKE CITY -- Nearly 48 hours had passed since the Utah Jazz suffered the 20-point loss to the Houston Rockets in Game 2 and Donovan Mitchell could still recite the opening minutes pretty much verbatim.

    "They just out toughed us, just out played us ... I think that's all it really is, is a mindset," Mitchell stressed following Friday's practice session.

    "You can do Xs and Os all you want but it's really just a mindset of how hard you want to play," he continued.

    Unlike Games 1 and 2, the Jazz's aggression was on display from the opening tip of Game 3 at Vivint Arena on Saturday night.

  • The Dream Shake: Rockets at Jazz Gamethread


    The first two games lacked drama. Facing a possible 3-0 deficit, the Jazz are fighting for their playoff lives in this one. They will be at home in front of what is usually a loud and hostile (if often misguided) crowd in Salt Lake City.

    Last game we saw the Jazz run through all five stages of defending James Harden. By the late third quarter they were roving around smacking whatever Rocket was near them, but I'd say the refs kept the game under control. We'll see if that happens in Utah, where longtime Rockets fans have seen that sort of thing before.

  • Houston Chronicle: Jazz misfiring, but Rockets seek to take away the open shots


    SALT LAKE CITY - Though it worked, it was not the Rockets' strategy to leave the Jazz open. The Jazz just missed. And missed.

    The Rockets did many things well defensively, particularly in controlling the lane, but for the second consecutive game, the Jazz got more than enough open looks from the 3-point line on Saturday.

    A game after making just 6 of 26 wide open (with the nearest defender six feet or more away) 3-pointers, the Jazz made just 4 of 24 on Saturday. The Rockets might have seen every one before Sunday's practice.

    "We just watched film.

  • Houston Chronicle: Rockets win battle of the boards in Game 3 vs. Jazz


    SALT LAKE CITY - As much as the Rockets have improved defensively, they have continued to struggle on the defensive boards. That changed on Saturday, and especially in the fourth quarter when the Rockets rallied to their Game 3 win.

    The Jazz missed 14 fourth-quarter shots on Saturday, but grabbed just one offensive rebound. The Rockets closed out the game with P.J. Tucker getting an offensive rebound and a defensive rebound on consecutive possessions.

    "Game 2, I think we gave up ... 15 offensive rebounds," Tucker said. "That was something we talked about coming into Game 3.

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