Utah Jazz vs Houston Rockets Prediction NBA Picks 3/23/24

Houston Rockets (34-35) vs Utah Jazz (29-41)

Game Info: Saturday, March 23, 2024 at 8:00 pm (Toyota Center)

Betting Odds: Houston Rockets -10.5 -- Over/Under: 227 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Utah Jazz and Houston Rockets meet Saturday in NBA action at the Toyota Center. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Jazz vs Rockets prediction.

Utah Jazz Betting Preview

The Utah Jazz recently lost to the Timberwolves, Thunder, and Mavericks. The Utah Jazz are averaging 117.2 points on 47 percent shooting and allowing 120.6 points on 48.5 percent shooting. Lauri Markkanen is averaging 23 points and 8.3 rebounds, while Collin Sexton is averaging 18.4 points and 2.6 rebounds. Jordan Clarkson is the third double-digit scorer and John Collins is grabbing 8.5 rebounds. The Utah Jazz are shooting 36 percent from beyond the arc and 82.7 percent from the free throw line. The Utah Jazz are allowing 39.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.2 rebounds per game.

Houston Rockets Betting Preview

The Houston Rockets recently beat the Trail Blazers, Kings, Spurs, Wizards, Cavaliers, and Bulls. The Houston Rockets are averaging 113.6 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 112.5 points on 46 percent shooting. Jalen Green is averaging 19.1 points and 5 rebounds, while Fred VanVleet is averaging 16.7 points and 3.8 rebounds. Jabari Smith Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Dillon Brooks is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The Houston Rockets are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 77 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Rockets are allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46 rebounds per game.

Houston Rockets Player Facts

  • Fred VanVleet ranks 5th amongst qualified players for assist:turnover ratio (4.7) this season.
  • Jabari Smith Jr. ranks 7th amongst qualified Forwards for rebounds per game (8.6) this season.

Utah Jazz Player Facts

  • Keyonte George ranks 43rd amongst qualified players for FT% (83.9%) this season.
  • Kris Dunn ranks 25th in the Western Conference amongst qualified players for steals per game (1.0) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Rockets rank 1st in the league for opponent free throw percentage this season (75.3%).
  • The Rockets rank 3rd in the league for opponent assists per game this season (24.4).
  • The Jazz rank 30th in the league for opponent assists per game this season (29.6).
  • The Jazz rank 30th in the league for opponent blocks per game this season (6.4).

Jazz vs Rockets prediction

The Jazz continue to pile up the losses and their offense has taken a step back with Markkanen and Clarkson out with injuries. The Jazz have pretty much thrown in the towel on the season. Don't look now, but the Rockets ave won 7 straight games and 9 of their last 10 games overall. The Rockets are also just two games back from the Warriors for the 10th seed in the west. All of a sudden things are interesting in Houston. The Rockets have also covered 9 of their last 10 games. Two teams heading in different directions. I have to lay the points with the Rockets at home.

Randy’s Pick Rockets -10.5

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