Houston Rockets vs Utah Jazz NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Houston Rockets vs Utah Jazz Prediction 3/29/2024

The Houston Rockets (37-35) travel to face off against the Utah Jazz (29-44) on Friday, March 29th. This game will be played at Delta Center in Salt Lake City and televised on KJZZ. The Rockets are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Jazz are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Thunder. Tip-off is set for 9:30 ET.

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The Rockets Are Coming Off A Win

The Rockets beat the Thunder in their most recent game, ending with a score of 132-126. The Rockets entered the game as the underdogs by +4.5, resulting in both a straight-up and ATS win. The over/under line entering this matchup was 226.5 points, and both teams achieved a total score that exceeded that line.

In terms of their above .500 record of 37-35, the Rockets are coming into today’s game vs. the Jazz. When playing at home this season, the Rockets have gone 26-11, compared to their 11-24 record in away games.

Currently, Houston holds an above .500 ATS record of 42-29 so far this year. Houston has covered the spread in two straight road games and are 15-19 ATS on the road compared to 27-10 at home.

The Jazz Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Jazz’s most recent matchup against the Spurs saw Collin Sexton lead the Jazz with 26 points while shooting 11/20 from the field. Lauri Markkanen added 25 points, but unfortunately, Utah was defeated in the game with a score of 118-111.

Over their last ten games, the Jazz are 1-9 and come into today’s game against the Rockets with a record of 29-44. When playing on the road, the Jazz are 9-27 this season, while going 20-17 at home.

Against the spread, Utah are currently above .500, at 37-36 ATS. In their last three games as underdogs, the Jazz have faced ATS losses, and they have a 12-7 record against the spread as favorites.

Rockets Offense Breakdown

Houston has recorded an average of 114.4 points per game (15th) throughout 72 games games.

This season, the Rockets are 15th in the NBA in scoring at 114.4 points per game. However, on the road, they are averaging 112.1 points per game.

So far, Houston has outscored the NBA scoring average in 44.4% of their games. In terms of pace, the Rockets are 13th in the league at 99.3 possessions per game.

When it comes to field goal percentage, Houston is 26th in the NBA at 46%. In terms of three-point shooting, they are 16th in made threes per game, but just 24th in three-point shooting percentage at 35%.

Jazz Offense Breakdown

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Leading up to today’s matchup, the Jazz are one of the NBA’s top offenses, averaging 116.5 points per game (11th).

This season, the Jazz are averaging 116.5 points per game, which is 11th in the NBA. At home, they are scoring 120.8 points per game compared to 112.2 on the road.

Utah has outscored the NBA scoring average in 58.9% of their games this season. In terms of pace, they are 8th in the league at 99.8 possessions per game.

When it comes to field goal percentage, the Jazz are 18th at 46%. From beyond the arc, they are shooting 35% (20th) and are 13th in made threes per game.

Rockets Team Defense

Coming into the game, the Rockets defense has held opposing team’s to fewer points than the league average in 43.1% of their games. Currently, they are 10th in the NBA at 112.6 points per game allowed. Inside the arc, the Rockets defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 53.9% and 34.3% from three-point territory.

Jazz Team Defense

So far, the Jazz’s defense is ranked 28th in the league at 120.8 points per contest. The Utah defense has allowed opponents to shoot 39.6% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 48.8% of their field goal attempts vs. Utah.

Key Players For The Rockets And Jazz

For today’s matchup, we project Jalen Green to lead the scoring for the Rockets, putting up 20 points and shooting at a rate of 7/16. For the season, he has been averaging 19.8 points per game, in addition to 5.1 rebounds.

On the flip side, our predictions place Lauri Markkanen as the leading scorer for the Jazz. We expect him to conclude the game with a team-high 23 while also collecting 8 rebounds. This season, he is shooting at a field goal percentage of 48%, and his scoring average is 23.2 points per game.

Rockets vs Jazz Trends

  • The Rockets are 2-1 ATS in their three last road games and 3-0 straight-up.
  • Across their three previous home games, Utah has an ATS mark of 1-2. Their straight up record in these matchups was 0-3 while averaging 107 points per game.
  • Going back to their previous ten games as the underdog, Utah has an ATS mark of 3-7 while going 1-9 straight up.
  • As the betting favorite, the Rockets have an ATS mark of just 8-2 in their last ten games. Houston posted a straight up mark of 9-1 in these matchups.

Rockets vs Jazz Prediction

For a point-spread bet in this Rockets vs. Jazz matchup, we’re leaning towards the Jazz at +7.5. Although our projections show the Rockets winning 111-107, we suggest placing your bet on the Jazz for the point-spread.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 229.5, and our model predicts the Rockets and Jazz to score a combined 218 points. We recommend betting on the under.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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