NBA Betting: Jazz, Rockets On Hot Streaks
Two teams with double-digit winning streaks return from the all-star break this weekend, hoping the time off won’t put an end to their winning ways.
First up are the Utah Jazz. They play back-to-back games this weekend with the Portland Trail Blazers visiting Utah on Friday and the Dallas Mavericks dropping in on Saturday.
Utah entered the all-star break having won 11 in a row straight up while going 8-3 against the spread. In back-to-back games this season, Utah has gone 5-7 SU and 6-6 ATS on the front end and 8-4 SU and 9-3 ATS on the back end.
Portland is 3-1 SU and ATS in its last four games. The Trail Blazers have had a rough time on the road lately at 3-7 SU and 3-6-1 ATS in their last 10.
Utah and Portland clashed on February 11 and the Jazz won 115-96 as a 4-point road underdog at Bovada Sportsbook. Including that win, Utah is 4-1 SU and ATS in its last five vs Portland.
Dallas stumbled into the break by going 2-9 SU and 5-6 ATS in the last 11. On the road, the Mavericks are a lackluster 1-7 SU in their last eight but 5-3 ATS.
Back in October, Utah defeated Dallas 104-89 as an 8.5-point home favorite. Utah is 4-1 SU in its last five vs Dallas but only 2-3 ATS.
The other streaking team on the go this weekend is the Houston Rockets. Houston will face the Minnesota Timberwolves at home Friday and the Denver Nuggets on the road on Sunday.
Houston is on a 10-game winning streak with a 5-5 record ATS. At home the Rockets have won nine straight at 4-5 ATS, and they’re 5-0 SU and 4-1 ATS in their last five on the road.
Minnesota went into the break 2-3 SU and 0-5 ATS in its last five. On the road the Timberwolves have been a terrible bet at 0-6 SU and 1-5 ATS in their last six.
The Rockets are 2-0 SU and ATS vs Minnesota this season. In their last 13 vs the Timberwolves, they’re 12-1 SU, but only 5-8 ATS.
The Nuggets’ first game after the break is Friday against the San Antonio Spurs. Heading into that matchup, they are 6-1 SU and ATS in their last seven, and at home they’re 7-1 SU and 5-2-1 ATS in their last eight.
Houston is 2-0 SU and ATS vs Denver this season, and both wins came by more than 20 points. The Rockets have won six straight against the Nuggets at 4-2 ATS, and in their last six trips to Denver they’re 4-2 SU and ATS.