Basketball Betting: Houston Rockets at Utah

Basketball betting favors the Utah Jazz on Saturday as they host the Houston Rockets in a game that can be seen on NBA-TV.

The Jazz have played very well of late while the Rockets have fallen out of a playoff spot.  Both of these teams played last night so it is tough NBA betting spot.

Basketball betting had Houston playing at home against San Antonio last night while the Jazz were in Sacramento.  The Rockets and Jazz have split their last ten meetings straight up while Houston is 6-4 against the NBA betting line.  The teams have met twice this season with the road team winning each time in basketball betting.  The Jazz won 104-95 in Houston earlier this month in basketball betting while the Rockets won 113-96 at Utah back in November. Even though the Rockets won at Utah earlier this season they have still lost four of the last six overall in Salt Lake City.

Houston was a nice story in basketball betting earlier this season but they have fallen on hard times recently.  It may not get any better for Houston in NBA betting since they have a tough schedule and they really don’t have a lot of offensive weapons. Trevor Ariza is also hurt and that doesn’t help in NBA betting. Getting Kevin Martin in a trade seemed like a good move but he has not fit into the offense yet.  Aaron Brooks is the team’s leading scorer and he can impact the basketball betting line but there are not many other players who can score on a regular basis.  The Rockets are not that great defensively and the feel-good story for Houston has now turned into a disappointment.

Utah is on the other end compared to Houston. The Jazz started the season slowly but they sure have played well lately. They did lose at home to Atlanta on Monday but Deron Williams didn’t play.  His status for this game on Saturday will be a key so that is something to keep in mind.  The Jazz are going to be favored even if he doesn’t play but if he is out of the lineup the Jazz are vulnerable. If he plays they should win this game and have a shot to cover the basketball betting line.  The Jazz are 7th in the league in offense while they are 12th on defense.