Wednesday, May 25 2022

Who’s Playing

Houston @ Utah

Current Records: Houston 13-32; Utah 29-15

What to Know

The Houston Rockets haven’t won a game against the Utah Jazz since Feb. 22 of 2020, but they’ll be looking to end the drought on Wednesday. Houston will take on Utah at 9 p.m. ET at Vivint Arena after having had a few days off. The Rockets aren’t expected to win, but seeing as the odds didn’t stop them last game, maybe the squad has another upset up their sleeve.

Houston didn’t have too much breathing room in their contest with the Sacramento Kings on Sunday, but they still walked away with a 118-112 win. Houston can attribute much of their success to power forward Christian Wood, who dropped a double-double on 23 points and 14 rebounds, and point guard Kevin Porter, who shot 5-for-9 from beyond the arc and finished with 23 points and seven dimes.

Meanwhile, Utah was within striking distance but couldn’t close the gap on Monday as they fell 101-95 to the Los Angeles Lakers. A silver lining for the Jazz was the play of center Rudy Gobert, who posted a double-double on 19 points and 16 boards along with three blocks. That makes it 19 consecutive games in which Gobert has had at least ten rebounds.

Houston’s victory lifted them to 13-32 while Utah’s defeat dropped them down to 29-15. Allowing an average of 116.67 points per game, the Rockets haven’t exactly asserted themselves on the defensive end. We’ll see if they can patch up the holes in their defense before their upcoming matchup.

How To Watch

  • When: Wednesday at 9 p.m. ET
  • Where: Vivint Arena — Salt Lake City, Utah
  • TV: ATTSN Rocky Mountain
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $16.75

Odds

The Jazz are a big 13.5-point favorite against the Rockets, according to the latest NBA odds.

The line has drifted a bit towards the Jazz, as the game opened with the Jazz as a 12-point favorite.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

Houston have won 19 out of their last 32 games against Utah.

  • Oct 28, 2021 – Utah 122 vs. Houston 91
  • May 08, 2021 – Utah 124 vs. Houston 116
  • Apr 21, 2021 – Utah 112 vs. Houston 89
  • Mar 12, 2021 – Utah 114 vs. Houston 99
  • Feb 22, 2020 – Houston 120 vs. Utah 110
  • Feb 09, 2020 – Utah 114 vs. Houston 113
  • Jan 27, 2020 – Houston 126 vs. Utah 117
  • Apr 24, 2019 – Houston 100 vs. Utah 93
  • Apr 22, 2019 – Utah 107 vs. Houston 91
  • Apr 20, 2019 – Houston 104 vs. Utah 101
  • Apr 17, 2019 – Houston 118 vs. Utah 98
  • Apr 14, 2019 – Houston 122 vs. Utah 90
  • Feb 02, 2019 – Houston 125 vs. Utah 98
  • Dec 17, 2018 – Houston 102 vs. Utah 97
  • Dec 06, 2018 – Utah 118 vs. Houston 91
  • Oct 24, 2018 – Utah 100 vs. Houston 89
  • May 08, 2018 – Houston 112 vs. Utah 102
  • May 06, 2018 – Houston 100 vs. Utah 87
  • May 04, 2018 – Houston 113 vs. Utah 92
  • May 02, 2018 – Utah 116 vs. Houston 108
  • Apr 29, 2018 – Houston 110 vs. Utah 96
  • Feb 26, 2018 – Houston 96 vs. Utah 85
  • Dec 18, 2017 – Houston 120 vs. Utah 99
  • Dec 07, 2017 – Houston 112 vs. Utah 101
  • Nov 05, 2017 – Houston 137 vs. Utah 110
  • Mar 08, 2017 – Utah 115 vs. Houston 108
  • Nov 29, 2016 – Utah 120 vs. Houston 101
  • Nov 19, 2016 – Houston 111 vs. Utah 102
  • Mar 23, 2016 – Utah 89 vs. Houston 87
  • Feb 23, 2016 – Utah 117 vs. Houston 114
  • Jan 07, 2016 – Houston 103 vs. Utah 94
  • Jan 04, 2016 – Houston 93 vs. Utah 91

Injury Report for Utah

  • Rudy Gay: Out (Heel)
  • Hassan Whiteside: Out (Covid-19)
  • Donovan Mitchell: Out (Concussion)

Injury Report for Houston

  • John Wall: Out (Not Injury Related)

Source: CBSSports.com

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