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Utah Jazz vs Houston Rockets Expert Predictions for Game 5

Mike Esposito
Houston Rockets v Utah Jazz - Game Four
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The No. 4-seed Houston Rockets return home for a potential series-clinching Game 5 against the No. 4-seed Utah Jazz on Wednesday night. The Rockets currently lead the series 3-1, and Houston is an 8-point favorite according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

As it's always smart to hear what those in the industry have to say before placing a bet, here are some expert predictions for Wednesday night's game.

Houston vs Utah Prediction

Tony's Picks

Tony Tellez expects the Rockets to close out the series at home, and he's also picking Houston to cover the 8-point spread. According to Tony, Houston's 3-point shooting will be too much for Utah to overcome.

Sports Chat Place

Similarly, the staff at Sports Chat Place predicts that Houston will win outright and cover the 8-point spread. Sports Chat Place notes that the Rockets are 7-0-1 against the spread (ATS) in their last eight home games.

Picks and Parlays

On the other hand, the team at Picks and Parlays believes that Utah will cover the 8-point spread, but they're still picking Houston to win by a final score of 108-105. Picks and Parlays argues that Clint Capela has been dealing with an illness, which could give Utah an edge here.

All three experts we highlighted here are picking the Rockets to win, but the staff at Picks and Parlays is the lone expert taking the Jazz to cover the 8-point spread.


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Mike Esposito is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Mike Esposito also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username espo6891. 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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