Where: Vivint Smart Home Arena
When: Saturday, February 22, 2020, 9:00 pm ET
We have a Western Conference NBA matchup to consider when the Houston Rockets meet the Utah Jazz for game three of their three-game season series. The Rockets are 35-20 this season and enter this matchup riding a two-game winning streak. Utah is 36-19 this season and is coming off a Friday night loss to the San Antonio Spurs.
Rockets Two Game Winning StreakThe Rockets have won three of its last five games and if the regular season were to end today, Houston would be the fifth seed in the West and 7.5 games behind the Lakers for the top spot in the West. Saturday marks game two of a two-game road trip and Houston boasts a record of 16-12 away from home and has won three of its past five road games.
🎥 Harden addressed the media after a strong win over the Warriors. pic.twitter.com/xrMBbQ4SU8— Houston Rockets (@HoustonRockets) February 21, 2020
Houston scores 118.5 points while allowing 114.3 points per game and is shooting 45.3 percent from the field, 34.9 percent from downtown and 78.9 percent from the charity stripe this season.
The Rockets have eight players scoring in double figures and are led by All-Star guard James Harden. Harden scores an average of 35.2 points per game with 6.5 caroms and leads Houston with 7.4 assists per game. Harden drains 35.6 percent of his triple attempts this season and scored 29 points with ten assists in the Rockets road win over Golden State.
Jazz Fall to San AntonioThe Jazz has won four of its last five games and is currently fourth in the conference standings and 6.5 games behind the Los Angeles Lakers for the top position in the Western Conference. Saturday marks game three of a six-game homestand and Utah has a record of 20-6 at home and has won two of its last five home games.
Utah scores 111.1 points while allowing 107.3 points per game and is shooting 47.3 percent from the field, 38.6 percent from downtown and 76.9 percent from the charity stripe this season.
The Jazz has six players scoring in double figures and are led by All-Star guard Donovan Mitchell. Mitchell scores an average of 24.1 points per game with 4.3 caroms and 4.3 assists per game. Mitchell drains 36.3 percent of his triple attempts this season and scored 12 points with four assists in the Jazz home loss to San Antonio.
The top supporting trends for this game found on Covers.com, are:
- Rockets are 16-34-1 ATS in their last 51 games after scoring more than 125 points in their previous game.
- Jazz are 7-1-1 ATS in their last 9 Saturday games.
- Jazz are 17-8-1 ATS in their last 26 after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game.