Jazz vs Rockets Prediction NBA Picks 1/20/24

Houston Rockets (19-21) vs Utah Jazz (22-20)

Game Info: Saturday, January 20, 2024 at 8:00 pm (Toyota Center)

Betting Odds: Houston Rockets -2.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Utah Jazz look to stay hot after winning 6 of their last 7 games. The Houston Rockets have lost 3 straight games. Let’s preview this game and give out a Utah Jazz vs Houston Rockets prediction.

Utah Jazz Betting Preview

The Utah Jazz recently beat the Lakers and Pacers while losing to the Thunder. The Utah Jazz are averaging 117.1 points on 46.8 percent shooting and allowing 118.5 points on 47.7 percent shooting. Lauri Markkanen is averaging 24.1 points and 8.8 rebounds, while Jordan Clarkson is averaging 17.9 points and 3.5 rebounds. Collin Sexton is the third double-digit scorer and John Collins is grabbing 7.6 rebounds. The Utah Jazz are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 82.5 percent from the free throw line. The Utah Jazz are allowing 37.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.4 rebounds per game.

Utah Jazz Player Facts

  • Lauri Markkanen ranks 1st amongst qualified Centers for three-pointers made Per Game (3.2) this season.
  • Collin Sexton ranks 16th amongst qualified players for FT% (88.6%) this season.

Houston Rockets Betting Preview

The Houston Rockets lost to the Celtics, 76ers and Knicks during this streak. The Houston Rockets are averaging 112.3 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 111.7 points on 45.6 percent shooting. Alperen Sengun is averaging 21.5 points and 9 rebounds, while Jalen Green is averaging 17.4 points and 4.6 rebounds. Fred VanVleet is the third double-digit scorer and Dillon Brooks is grabbing 3.4 rebounds. The Houston Rockets are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 78 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Rockets are allowing 34.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.9 rebounds per game.

Houston Rockets Player Facts

  • Fred VanVleet ranks 4th amongst qualified players for assist:turnover ratio (5.4) this season.
  • Alperen Sengun ranks 4th amongst qualified Centers for assists per game (4.9) this season.

Utah Jazz vs Houston Rockets prediction

This line is confusing to me. Yes, the Houston Rockets are at their best at home where 15 of their 19 wins have come, but we're getting a free bucket with the hotter team. The Utah Jazz have won 6 of their last 7 games, and they've covered 7 of their last 10 games. We've backed the Jazz a ton over the last month, and it hasn't let us down yet. I'll gladly grab the points with the Jazz here. 

Randy’s Pick Utah Jazz +2.5

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