[9:10 PM] Rockets @ Jazz

Who will WIN this matchup?

Houston Rockets (11-6)

@ Utah Jazz (10-8)


Houston knocked down 17 3-pointers and set a season-best for points in Sunday’s 130-114 road trouncing of the Portland Trail Blazers. Star point guard James Harden contributed 38 points and 10 assists for his seventh consecutive double-double and 14th overall this season.

Utah possesses a three-game winning streak after Monday’s 112-103 road win over the Minnesota Timberwolves and leads the NBA in scoring defense at 93.4 points per game. Point guard George Hill recorded 24 points and eight rebounds against Minnesota and is averaging 23 points during the winning streak after missing eight consecutive games with a sprained right thumb.

Harden has been superb with season averages of 28.9 points and an NBA-leading 12.2 assists and now shooting guard Eric Gordon is beginning to find the range. Gordon knocked down six 3-pointers while scoring 26 points against Portland and he made 10 3-pointers over Houston’s last two games.

Center Rudy Gobert was spectacular with 16 points, a season-best 17 rebounds and three blocked shots in the victory over the Timberwolves. The double-double was Gobert’s 10th of the season and he has been a big factor in Utah’s success over the first 18 games of the season.

The Rockets have won four of the past six meetings, including a 111-102 victory Nov. 19 behind 31 points and 10 assists from Harden.


StreakSmarts Pick: Houston Rockets

Confidence: 5/10

StreakSmarter Pick