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The Houston Rockets face Utah Jazz in Game 2 of the NBA Western Conference playoffs at the Toyota Center on Wednesday night, with Rockets aiming to an impressive 2-0 lead and Jazz hoping to bounce back tonight by upsetting the Rockets in Game 2 of this Western Conference quarterfinal game.
The Rockets started the 2019 NBA Playoffs in a style, defeating the fifth-seeded Jazz 122-90 at the Toyota Center to register 1-0 lead in Game 1 of their best of seven series Sunday night.
Rockets dominated the game from start to the finish, locking up 15-point lead after the first half and then followed by an explosive fourth quarter, outscoring the Jazz by 20 points and closing the deal. James Harden led the Rockets with 29 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds, while Rudy Gobert led the Jazz with 22 points and 12 rebounds.
The Houston Rockets are in superb form this season, winning 20 of their last 25 games, including seven straight wins at home. The club have sealed a berth in the NBA 2019 playoffs despite the worst start to the season. The Rockets finished the regular season as the fourth seed in the Western Conference with a 53-29 record.
The Jazz ended the regular season with the fourth-best defensive rating in the NBA, but they struggled in the first playoff match-up with the Rockets. However, the Utah Jazz are in excellent form and heads to the playoff series with eight wins of their last ten games in the NBA action. The Jazz finished the regular season as the fifth seed in the Western Conference with a 50-32 record.
Rockets vs Jazz Prediction
Rockets are clear favorite to win this game here, but we are expecting a tight match here which can go either way. We suggest you to place the bets on the Total Points.
Total Points: Over 211.5 @ 1.81 at Coral Sports
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