Utah Jazz vs Houston Rockets NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Utah Jazz vs Houston Rockets Prediction 3/23/2024

The Utah Jazz (29-41) travel to face off against the Houston Rockets (34-35) on Saturday, March 23rd. This game will be played at Toyota Center in Houston and televised on Spac. 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 Bulls. Tip-off is set for 8:00 ET.

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The Jazz Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

In their most recent matchup, the Jazz conveyed a message to the Mavericks with a score of 113-97. Alonside their straight-up loss, the Jazz failed to cover the spread as +14.5 point underdogs. Concerning the over/under, the total of 210 points remained below the established over/under line of 236.5.

The Jazz have an overall record of 29-41 and will need a strong performance to pull off a win as they are +10.5 point underdogs. In their 70 games, the Jazz have gone 14-27 against Western Conference teams and 15-14 in non-conference play.

Utah is currently performing above .500 against the spread with an ATS record of 37-33. Utah has gone 12-6 against the spread this season when they are the favorites, and they are 25-27 when playing as underdogs.

The Rockets Are Coming Off A Win

The Rockets notched a win against the Bulls in their most recent game, concluding with a score of 127-117. Going into the second half the Rockets held the lead at 68-61.

With 34-35 overall, the Rockets are 11th in the Western Conference and 3rd in the Southwest division. If they beat the Jazz, they would get their record back to .500.

In terms of the spread, Houston currently holds an ATS record of 39-29, which is above .500. The Rockets maintain an ATS record of 14-19 on the road, while they have a 25-10 record vs. the spread when playing at home.

Jazz Offense Breakdown

The Jazz step onto the court for today’s game as one of the NBA’s top-scoring squads, putting up 116.8 points per game (11th).

On the season, the Jazz are 11th in scoring at 116.8 points per game. However, they are only averaging 112 points per game on the road, which is 20th in the league. In terms of pace, Utah is 10th at 99.8 possessions per game.

When it comes to their shooting, the Jazz are 18th in field goal percentage at 46%. They are also 14th in two-point shooting at 54%. From beyond the arc, Utah is 12th in made threes but just 20th in three-point shooting percentage.

Utah is one of the top teams in terms of offensive rebounding, ranking 4th in the league. In terms of assists, the Jazz are 9th at 27.8 per game. When compared to the NBA scoring average, Utah has outscored it in 60% of their games this season.

Rockets Offense Breakdown

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Through 69 games games, Houston is averaging 113.8 points per game (16th).

At home, the Rockets are averaging 116 points per game, which is 15th in the NBA. Overall, they are 16th in scoring at 113.8 points per game. In terms of pace, Houston is 14th in the league at 99.2 possessions per game.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Rockets are 26th in the NBA at 35%. They are averaging 12.3 made threes per game, which is 18th in the league. In terms of free throws, Houston is 9th in the NBA at 18.2 made free throws per game.

So far this season, the Rockets have outscored the NBA scoring average in 43.5% of their games. In terms of field goal percentage, Houston is 26th in the league at 46%. In terms of assists, the Rockets are 25th in the NBA at 24.8 per game.

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 120.5 points per game (27th). When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Jazz squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 54.7% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 39.4% from downtown.

Rockets Team Defense

Coming into the game, the Rockets defense has held opposing team’s to fewer points than the league average in 42.0% of their games. Currently, they are 11th in the NBA at 112.6 points per game allowed. The Houston defense has allowed opponents to shoot 34.6% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 46.1% of their field goal attempts vs. Houston.

Key Players For The Jazz And Rockets

For today’s matchup, we project Collin Sexton to lead the scoring for the Jazz, putting up 20 points and shooting at a rate of 7/14. Throughout this season, his average stands at 18.5 points per game, along with 2.6 rebounds.

On the opposing side, we anticipate Jalen Green to be the top scorer for the Rockets. Our projection has him finishing the game with 19, and he is expected to secure 5 rebounds. Throughout the season, he has maintained a 42.1% field goal shooting rate and is averaging 19.2 points per game.

Jazz vs Rockets Trends

  • When looking at their past ten road matchups, Utah has an ATS record of 3-7 while averaging 111 per game. The team went 1-9 overall in these games.
  • When looking at their past three matchups at home, Houston has an ATS record of 2-1 while averaging 117 per game. The team went 3-0 overall in these games.
  • Going back to their last ten games as the underdog, the Jazz have a straight up record of 1-9. But, their mark vs the spread was just 4-6.
  • In their last five games as the betting favorite, the Rockets have a strong straight up record of 5-0. In addition, their ATS record was 4-1 in these scenarios.

Jazz vs Rockets Prediction

For a pick on the point-spread in this Rockets vs. Jazz matchup, our bet is to grab the Jazz at +10.5. Even though our projections have the Rockets winning 107-103, we see the Jazz as the play on the point-spread.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 226.5, and our model predicts the Jazz and Rockets to score a combined 210 points. We recommend betting on the under.

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

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