Houston Rockets vs Utah Jazz (By: Miyagi)
Harden averaged 33.5 points (46.6% FG, 36.1% 3P) in his 4 meetings with the Jazz in the regular season. Gobert gave him a hard time with his ability to protect the rim and his great defense but the rest of the Jazz have failed to restrain Harden.
Although the Rockets are at full strength at the moment and Harden shared the ball and tried to get his teammates more involved during the last month, rather than going after individual records, he will have to step up and carry his side offensively, starting from the series against Utah. There is not much to say about Harden, he simply is the best individual scorer in the league and maybe even the best scorer this league has ever seen, and when he does his thing, nobody can stop him.
Utah is playing great defense as a whole but they don't have quality individuals at guards (defensively) to match Harden and although they could live with Harden doing his thing but not getting his teammates involved, this guy can win games. I can see Harden being forced to score 40+ points today to keep his team alive in those series against the better functioning Utah.
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Houston Rockets vs Utah Jazz predictions
|Hardnen Over 35.5 Points||Pinnacle||1.86||10||29 LOST (-10 units)|
Houston Rockets vs Utah Jazz betting preview represents the personal opinion of the author (Miyagi).