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Jazz vs Rockets Prediction for Game 2

Max Staley
Utah Jazz v Houston Rockets - Game One
Utah Jazz v Houston Rockets - Game One / Bob Levey
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The Utah Jazz will square off against the Houston Rockets in Game 2 tonight with Utah looking for some redemption after losing Game 1, 122-90. The Rockets are 6.5-point favorites, according to FanDuel Sportsbook, and their moneyline is listed at -280.

While there are a few interesting trends that suggest Utah may be the prudent pick, but it's always good to check out what some industry experts are saying before placing a wager.

Utah vs Houston Prediction

Sports Chat Place

The team at Sports Chat Place is taking the Rockets to cover the spread. They believe the Rockets are simply the better team and that Houston should have little-to-no trouble with the Jazz in Game 2.

Picks and Parlays

The staff at Picks and Parlays is rolling with the upset, as they're taking the Jazz to win by a final score of 107-105. The Picks and Parlays crew believes this will be a hard-fought contest, but Utah's edge on the glass and on the defensive interior could give the Jazz an edge.

Tony's Picks

Tony Tellez is taking the Rockets to win and cover. The Jazz will be playing without Dante Exum and other contributors, like Kyle Korver and Thabo Sefolosha, may be hampered by injuries as well. Tellez argues that these injuries will simply be too much for the Jazz to overcome.

All in all, we have one expert picking the Jazz to pull off an upset while the other two are taking the Rockets win and cover tonight.


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Max Staley is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Max Staley also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username mstaley1212. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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