Vik (40-32-1): The Pick: Jazz +5
Good spot for the Jazz here, as they come into this game off of a bad loss to the Magic. There’s a reason the Jazz have owned the Rockets. The difference in this matchup will be Donovan “Spida” Mitchell vs. Chris Paul. CP3 looks like a shell of his old self, especially on the defensive side of the ball. All of his defensive numbers are down, especially defensive win shares. He currently ranks 24th amongst all guards, down 13 spots from last season. The public is also on the Rockets big (67%) due to their current win streak, but there is huge reverse line movement on the Jazz. I’ll take the points.
Jason (48-60-1): The Picks: Spurs pk ’em, Rockets -5
Ryan (38-47-1): The Pick: Jazz-Rockets under 212