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NBA : ATS Matchup
Saturday 4/20/2019Line$ LineOU LineScore
HOUSTON
 
UTAH
+2  

-2  
+105

-125

214.5
 
104
Final
101

HOUSTON (55 - 29) at UTAH (50 - 34)
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Saturday, 4/20/2019 10:35 PM
Western Conference - Round 1 - Best of 7 - Game 3 - HOU Leads 2-0
Board OpenLatest
563HOUSTON216215.5
564UTAH-2.5-2.5
ADVANCED TEAM STATS
HOUSTON - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsW-LO-UScoreHalfFG PctReb.ScoreHalfFG PctReb.
All Games55-29+16.142-3939-41114.158.845.0%50.5108.854.246.5%54.5
Road Games22-19+2.517-2317-23111.058.144.7%49.4108.655.146.7%55.2
Last 5 Games4-1+0.44-11-1124.067.647.4%53.0101.845.842.4%57.0
Playoff Games2-0+22-00-0120.064.549.1%52.594.044.039.4%53.0
HOUSTON Team Statistics
 Shooting    3pt ShootingFree Throws Rebounding 
 PPGHalfFGM-APctFGM-APCTFTM-APctTotOffAstPFStlTOBk
Team Stats (All Games)114.158.839-8745.0%16-4535.6%19-2479.2%501021229135
vs opponents surrendering111.25641-8946.0%11-3235.5%18-2376.7%531024218145
Team Stats (Road Games)111.058.139-8744.7%15-4434.9%18-2279.0%491021239135
Stats Against (All Games)108.854.240-8746.5%10-3033.7%18-2476.8%541123207154
vs opponents averaging111.35641-8946.2%11-3135.5%18-2376.3%541025218145
Stats Against (Road Games)108.655.140-8646.7%10-3033.3%18-2476.1%551223198145

UTAH - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsW-LO-UScoreHalfFG PctReb.ScoreHalfFG PctReb.
All Games50-34-27.444-3840-42111.355.046.6%55.8106.851.545.3%50.8
Home Games29-12-10.421-1919-22112.657.846.6%57.8104.851.243.8%50.0
Last 5 Games1-4-10.52-33-0110.454.644.0%54.8120.862.449.6%52.6
Playoff Games0-2-20-20-094.044.039.4%53.0120.064.549.1%52.5
UTAH Team Statistics
 Shooting    3pt ShootingFree Throws Rebounding 
 PPGHalfFGM-APctFGM-APCTFTM-APctTotOffAstPFStlTOBk
Team Stats (All Games)111.355.040-8646.6%12-3435.3%19-2573.7%561026218156
vs opponents surrendering111.356.241-8946.1%11-3235.4%18-2376.7%541025218145
Team Stats (Home Games)112.657.840-8746.6%13-3536.3%19-2673.6%581127218156
Stats Against (All Games)106.851.540-8845.3%10-2835.6%17-2275.5%51922228135
vs opponents averaging111.456.241-8946.0%11-3235.4%18-2376.7%531024218135
Stats Against (Home Games)104.851.239-8943.8%10-2834.5%17-2277.9%50921239134
Average power rating of opponents played: HOUSTON 96.2,  UTAH 95.8
SCHEDULE AND RESULTS
HOUSTON - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateOpponentScoreSULineATSTot.O/UShotsPctREBTOShotsPctREBTO
3/11/2019CHARLOTTE118-106W-10W222.5O38-9141.8%641438-8942.7%4311
3/13/2019GOLDEN STATE104-106L-4L228U37-7847.4%401042-8549.4%4814
3/15/2019PHOENIX108-102W-12L226U36-8343.4%511338-8942.7%6121
3/17/2019MINNESOTA117-102W-9.5W223.5U43-9445.7%51938-9241.3%6514
3/19/2019@ ATLANTA121-105W-7W233U40-7851.3%441439-8446.4%5019
3/20/2019@ MEMPHIS125-126L-5.5L215O42-9444.7%441241-8946.1%6417
3/22/2019SAN ANTONIO111-105W-6T220.5U36-8641.9%54941-9045.6%5311
3/24/2019@ NEW ORLEANS113-90W-9.5W230.5U42-8648.8%531738-9241.3%4915
3/26/2019@ MILWAUKEE94-108L2.5L224U36-9936.4%501342-9444.7%6915
3/28/2019DENVER112-85W-5.5W216.5U40-8746.0%551031-8436.9%4914
3/30/2019SACRAMENTO119-108W-9.5W229U39-8347.0%47942-9444.7%5812
4/2/2019@ SACRAMENTO130-105W-6W225.5O46-9448.9%51742-9544.2%6111
4/3/2019@ LA CLIPPERS135-103W-2.5W229.5O47-8853.4%561538-8146.9%4615
4/5/2019NEW YORK120-96W-18W216P43-10142.6%58637-8245.1%6115
4/7/2019PHOENIX149-113W-18.5W222.5O53-10053.0%56943-9346.2%5113
4/9/2019@ OKLAHOMA CITY111-112L-3L229.5U38-8843.2%461140-9641.7%6712
4/14/2019UTAH122-90W-6.5W212P48-9550.5%511030-7739.0%4818
4/17/2019UTAH118-98W-6.5W216P38-8047.5%541839-9839.8%5812
4/20/2019@ UTAH              
4/22/2019@ UTAH              

UTAH - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateOpponentScoreSULineATSTot.O/UShotsPctREBTOShotsPctREBTO
3/11/2019OKLAHOMA CITY89-98L-4L226U32-8836.4%541336-7945.6%5816
3/13/2019@ PHOENIX114-97W-8.5W220.5U42-9046.7%631236-8243.9%4312
3/14/2019MINNESOTA120-100W-8.5W220.5U44-8949.4%611142-9146.2%4511
3/16/2019BROOKLYN114-98W-9W218.5U39-9142.9%751533-9534.7%497
3/18/2019@ WASHINGTON116-95W-5.5W227U49-9153.8%521734-8142.0%4216
3/20/2019@ NEW YORK137-116W-12.5W211O48-8556.5%441045-8652.3%4614
3/21/2019@ ATLANTA114-117L-7.5L226O43-9445.7%571541-8747.1%5516
3/23/2019@ CHICAGO114-83W-11W213.5U46-9548.4%631133-9235.9%5412
3/25/2019PHOENIX125-92W-14.5W216O48-8655.8%491431-7640.8%4321
3/27/2019LA LAKERS115-100W-16L219.5U41-8349.4%691137-9738.1%534
3/29/2019WASHINGTON128-124W-13L226.5O48-8755.2%481848-9849.0%5012
4/1/2019CHARLOTTE111-102W-11L219U38-7948.1%561736-9040.0%5111
4/3/2019@ PHOENIX118-97W-10.5W219.5U44-7757.1%502042-9146.2%4110
4/5/2019SACRAMENTO119-98W-10W222U44-8551.8%531638-9241.3%5918
4/7/2019@ LA LAKERS109-113L-12L216.5O38-8445.2%441146-8951.7%6016
4/9/2019DENVER118-108W-2W212.5O41-7852.6%601541-8846.6%407
4/10/2019@ LA CLIPPERS137-143L8W225.5O47-10644.3%641754-10650.9%5812
4/14/2019@ HOUSTON90-122L6.5L212P30-7739.0%481848-9550.5%5110
4/17/2019@ HOUSTON98-118L6.5L216P39-9839.8%581238-8047.5%5418
4/20/2019HOUSTON              
4/22/2019HOUSTON              
KEY GAME INFORMATION
HOUSTON: LAST SEASON: 65-17, lost in Western Conference finals.
COACH: Mike D'Antoni (fourth season, 15th NBA season).
PROJECTED STARTING FIVE: G James Harden (30.4 ppg), G Chris Paul (18.6 ppg), F P.J. Tucker, (6.1 ppg), F James Ennis (7.1 ppg), C Clint Capela (13.9 ppg).
KEY LOSSES: F Trevor Ariza, F Ryan Anderson, F Luc Mbah a Moute
KEY ADDITIONS: F Carmelo Anthony, Ennis, G Michael Carter-Williams
PLAYERS TO WATCH: A year after Anthony was not amenable to coming off the bench in Oklahoma City, the 10-time All-Star seems ready to accept a reserve role in Houston if it means helping the Rockets to a title. The addition of the talented Anthony, along with Ennis to pick up the slack on defense Houston lost in Ariza leaves the Rockets slightly better than they were a year ago when they lost to Golden State in the conference finals.
OUTLOOK: Harden, last year's MVP, and Paul should be even better in their second year together and Anthony adds a new dimension which greatly upgrades Houston's second unit. Ennis will have to pair with Tucker to provide a defensive presence and Capela must take another step this season after signing a $90 million contract this offseason if the Rockets hope to finally get past the Warriors and win their first title since back-to-back championships in 1994-95.
UTAH: LAST SEASON: 48-34, lost in Western Conference semifinals
COACH: Quin Snyder (fifth season)
PROJECTED STARTING FIVE: G Ricky Rubio (13.1 ppg), G Donovan Mitchell (20.5 ppg), F Joe Ingles (11.5 ppg), F Derrick Favors (12.3 ppg), C Rudy Gobert (13.5 ppg).
KEY LOSSES: F Jonas Jerebko
KEY ADDITIONS: G Grayson Allen PLAYER TO WATCH: Mitchell. His emergence keyed Utah's dominant run to close out the regular season a year ago. Can Mitchell continue to elevate his game in his sophomore NBA season? His rookie season exceeded all expectations as he carved an identity as an electrifying scorer. The Jazz benefited from his scoring punch late in games. Mitchell finished the season averaging 20.5 points while shooting 43.7 percent from the field.
OUTLOOK: Utah appeared headed for the lottery until putting together a dramatic turnaround over the final 35 games last season. With all of last season's key players back in place, the Jazz are counting on continuity and chemistry to help them become a serious postseason threat among Western Conference teams in 2018-19.
PREVIEW
Riding defense, Rockets look for 3-0 lead at Jazz
 

Potent offense isn't Houston's only formula for success. The Rockets have taken a 2-0 series lead over Utah by clamping down on the defensive end.

Going into Game 3 against the Jazz on Saturday, Houston has done everything it has needed to do defensively to take control of this first-round series. The Rockets have allowed Utah to score just 94.0 points per game and shoot 39.4 percent from the field in the two losses. The Jazz are just 15-for-65 from 3-point range in that two-game stretch.

"Our swag and our confidence is where it needs to be," Rockets guard James Harden said. "We just need to bring that to the road. We all know how tough it is to win at Utah, but we did it last year. We're focused and we're on a level defensively to where we're engaged."

No one has been more locked in for the Rockets than Harden himself. The reigning MVP is averaging 30.5 points, 10.5 rebounds, and 10.0 assists in the series so far. He earned his third career postseason triple-double in Game 2 after tallying 32 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists.

During the regular season, Harden averaged 33.5 points on 46.6 percent shooting against the Jazz. It dipped to 22.0 points on 42.9 percent shooting in two losses to Utah. The potential for stopping him is there, but the Jazz haven't figured out the right formula.

"It is hard, but I'm not going to quit," Utah guard Ricky Rubio said. "We're not going to quit. We're going to keep playing, giving him different looks."

Utah tried to limit Harden from driving into the paint in both games. He simply responded by hanging back on the perimeter and draining a flurry of outside baskets or kicking to open teammates inside and outside.

"When he gets rolling, nobody is better," Houston coach Mike D'Antoni said.

The challenge for the Jazz is to get rolling in a similar fashion. Utah hasn't been able to get things clicking on offense consistently in either game. In addition to their shooting woes, the Jazz have struggled with turnovers, totaling 30 over two games against the Rockets.

Things came to head in Game 2, where the Jazz fell behind by 20 points in the first quarter after committing several turnovers and having a flurry of missed shots.

"We weren't strong enough with the ball," Utah coach Quin Snyder said. "We have to play with more force offensively to get where we want to go."

Some struggles on offense for the Jazz start with the defensive pressure placed on Donovan Mitchell. Houston has kept Mitchell from making plays during critical junctures. He is shooting only 32.4 percent from the floor in the series -- including 4-of-15 from 3-point range. Mitchell is averaging just 15.0 points over two games against the Rockets.

Utah hasn't been able to deflect attention from Mitchell because the team's outside shooters are struggling to find a rhythm. The Jazz aren't in panic mode going into Game 3, though, because they are getting the looks they want.

"We've just got to keep taking our shots," forward Derrick Favors said. "Those are the shots that we normally make."

Houston beat Utah twice in Salt Lake City in the Western Conference semifinals a year ago. The Jazz averaged just 89.5 points per game in those contests.

--Field Level Media


Last Updated: 11/15/2019 12:39:43 AM EST


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