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Game 3 Houston Rockets vs Utah Jazz Predictions

Things just got way more interesting! The Jazz may have lost the first game, but they turned the tables by winning Game 2, 116-108. Read on to get the Rockets vs Jazz predictions.

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Houston Rockets vs Utah Jazz

  • When: May 04, 2018, 10:30 PM ET
  • Where: Vivint Smart Home Arena
  • Spread: Rockets -4.5
  • Over/Under: 209.5
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Houston Rockets Betting

James Harden put up another 30+ point performance, but even that wasn’t enough to not take a loss. Harden went 9-for-22 from the field, but struggled from downtown, scoring 2 of 10 from that mark.

Harden can’t be blamed entirely for the loss, because though his three-pointers were off, the Rockets as a team only hit 10 of 37 (27 percent) from beyond the arc.

Players like Trevor Ariza and Eric Gordon are going to have to pull up the slack if the Rockets are to come out of Utah with a win.

Gordon scored just 15 points on 5-of-16 from the field while Ariza finished with just five points and didn’t add much when he was on the floor.

Even so, Houston leads all playoff teams with 14.6 3-pointers per game on 35.7 percent success rate so expect them to bring out the big guns from three-point land in Salt Lake City tonight.

The Rockets must get better defensively as they allowed the Jazz to shoot 51.8 percent from the floor, including 46.9 percent from beyond the arc.

Especially if it comes down to a shootout, we all saw how the Rockets are liable to get into hot waters by not defending better.

Utah Jazz Betting

The Jazz snatched a win away from Houston on their court; now, the series heads back to Utah where the Jazz has a clear advantage.

Utah has dominated at home as of late; in their last seven at Vivint Smart Home Arena, the Jazz are 7-0 SU which should give them some extra confidence to win.

Even if Donovan Mitchell seemed to struggle in the second game, the Jazz still seems to be able to come together to stay in games.

Case in point, Joe Ingles had a career night, putting up 27 points and seven 3-pointers.

Not only that, the Jazz turned the tables on the Rockets by going 15 for 32 from beyond the arc on 46.9 shooting in Game 2.

They also defended better and held the Rockets to only 110 points, which made a significant difference to the game’s outcome.

It shouldn’t surprise you if the Jazz continues to play like this that they pull off another upset.

Rockets vs Jazz Game 3 Betting Trends

  • Houston is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Houston is 19-5 SU in its last 24 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games
  • Utah is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games
  • Utah is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • Utah is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Game Prediction: Should the Rockets by wary for tonight’s game? Yes, or course. Then again they have the better team and I expect them to settle that tonight with a win. 

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