Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

NBA Preview: Utah Jazz vs Houston Rockets

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Utah Jazz (36-33) @ Houston Rockets (36-34)

Time: 6:00 pm EST

Preview: Two teams hanging on for their postseason lives will get together at the Toyota Center in Houston on Sunday. The Utah Jazz will take on the Houston Rockets. Bet on the game at Bookmaker.com

Utah and Houston are 9th and 10th in the Western Conference race respectively. The Jazz have won two straight games, while Houston is on a three game winning streak. Utah is 1 game behind Memphis for that final spot, while the Rockets are 1.5 games.

The Jazz are coming off a 15 point win over Minnesota on Wednesday, behind 40 points from D.J. Miles. The Jazz are scoring 100.3 points per game, while they rank second in the league in assists, with 23.8 per game. Utah is in jeopardy of finishing the season with their worst record in the past 10 seasons.

For Houston, their surprise win over Boston propelled them into postseason talk. In the win over the Celtics, Kevin Martin scored 25 points. Martin leads the team in scoring; with around 22.8 points per game. The Rockets are the third highest scoring team in the country with 105.4 points per game. Houston needs to finish 6-6 to tie their win total from a season ago.

Our prediction for this game: Houston wins a big game at home. Rockets win 97-94.

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