|Rockets Down Utah 100-93 - Match Report|
Utah was scorched by James Harden for 26 points as the Rockets defeated the Jazz 100-93 in NBA action on Wednesday.
Houston did not, however, defeat the Jazz against the spread, which closed at -8.5 at most sportsbooks. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go UNDER the closing number of 214.0.
Houston got 16 points from Clint Capela and another 15 points from Eric Gordon. James Harden contributed 6 assists, while Clint Capela cleaned the glass with 10 rebounds.
The Jazz got a 18-point performance from Royce O'Neale, who was supported by 17 points from Ricky Rubio. Ricky Rubio had 11 assists in a losing cause for Utah, while Jae Crowder grabbed 10 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Houston were victorious, as the score was 46-42 at the break.
Utah won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 47-46.