Houston Rockets vs Utah Jazz NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Houston Rockets vs Utah Jazz Prediction 4/11/2024

The Houston Rockets (39-40) travel to face off against the Utah Jazz (29-50) on Thursday, April 11th. 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 Magic. Tip-off is set for 9:00 ET.

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The Rockets Are Coming Off A Win

The Rockets notched a win against the Magic in their most recent game, concluding with a score of 118-106. Going into the second half the Rockets held the lead at 63-51.

With an overall record of 39-40, the Rockets come into their game against the Jazz with a 1-2 record in their last three games. Currently, the Rockets are 11th in the Western Conference and are 3rd in the Southwest division.

Houston is currently performing above .500 against the spread with an ATS record of 44-34. This season, Houston has a 19-9 record against the spread when they are favored, and they are 25-25 when playing as underdogs.

The Jazz Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Most recently, the Jazz lost to the Nuggets with a final score of 111-95. the Jazz not only lost the game outright but also fell short of covering the spread as +15.5 point underdogs. When it comes to the over/under, the total of 206 points ended up falling short of the over/under line set at 223.5.

Going into their matchup against the Rockets, the Jazz are 29-50 overall and are looking to end their 13 game losing streak. In non-conference games, the Jazz have gone 15-15 and are 14-35 against Western Conference teams.

Utah currently has an ATS record below .500, sitting at 39-40 at this point. When playing on the road, the Jazz hold an ATS record of 16-23 in contrast to a 23-17 record against the spread when playing at home.

Rockets Offense Breakdown

Through 79 games the Rockets are averaging 114.2 points per contest, placing them 16th in the NBA.

On the season, the Rockets are averaging 114.2 points per game, which ranks 16th in the NBA. In terms of pace, they are 13th at 99.3 possessions per game. Houston is 27th in field goal percentage at 45% and 24th in true shooting percentage.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Rockets are 16th in made threes per game at 12.7, but they are only hitting 35% of their attempts (23rd). Inside the arc, Houston is 25th in two-point shooting percentage at 52%.

So far, the Rockets have outscored the NBA scoring average in 43% of their games. In terms of assists, they are 26th in the league with an average of 24.8 per game.

Jazz Offense Breakdown

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The Jazz step onto the court for today’s game as one of the NBA’s top-scoring squads, putting up 115.6 points per game (12th).

At home, the Jazz are averaging 119.4 points per game, which is 6th in the league. Overall, they are 12th in scoring at 115.6 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage, they are 20th in the NBA at 46%.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Jazz are 13th in the league in made threes at 13 per game. However, they are just 21st in three-point shooting percentage at 35%. In terms of pace, they are 10th in the NBA at 99.5 possessions per game.

So far this season, the Jazz have outscored the NBA scoring average in 54.4% of their games. In terms of free throws, they are 4th in the league in made free throws at 18.8 per game. In terms of assists, they are 10th in the NBA at 27.3 per game.

Rockets Team Defense

At present, the Rockets’ defense is ranked 13th, allowing 113.3 points per game. Inside the arc, the Rockets defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 54.3% and 34.7% from three-point territory.

Jazz Team Defense

As they prepare for the upcoming game, the Jazz is focused on shoring up their defense, as they are currently allowing an average of 120.7 points per game (29th). Inside the arc, the Jazz defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 55.2% and 39.6% from three-point territory.

Key Players For The Rockets And Jazz

Our projections for today’s game indicate that Jalen Green will be the primary scorer for the Rockets, with 21 points and going 7/17 from the field. For the season, he has been averaging 19.8 points per game, in addition to 5.2 rebounds.

On the other side, Keyonte George is our projected leading scorer for the Jazz. We have him ending the game with a team-high 13 and grabbing 3 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 38.6% and is averaging 12.8 points per contest.

Rockets vs Jazz Trends

  • Across their last five road contests, Houston has been good against the spread posting a mark of 3-2. Their overall mark in these games was 3-2, while averaging 122 points per game.
  • Although Utah has a straight up record of 0-3 in their last three home games, they have not held up as well vs the spread going 1-2. The team averaged 106 points per game in these games.
  • Going back to their last five games as the underdog, the Jazz have a straight up record of 0-5. But, their mark vs the spread was just 1-4.
  • Houston has done well both straight up and vs the spread when favored to win the game, going 5-0 SU and 5-0 ATS in their last five games.

Rockets vs Jazz Prediction

For today’s matchup we are recommending to take the Rockets to secure the win, with an expected final score of 110-98. When it comes to the spread, we believe they’ll cover at -11.

As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 226.5, and our model projects the Rockets and Jazz to reach a combined total of 208 points. Our bet is on taking the under.

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

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