Houston Rockets vs Utah Jazz Prediction NBA Picks 3/29/24

Utah Jazz (29-44) vs Houston Rockets (37-35)

Game Info: Friday, March 29, 2024 at 9:30 pm (Delta Center)

Betting Odds: Utah Jazz +7.5 -- Over/Under: 227 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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

Houston Rockets Betting Preview

The Houston Rockets recently beat the Trail Blazers, Kings, Spurs, Wizards, Cavaliers, Bulls, Jazz, and Thunder. The Houston Rockets are averaging 114.4 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 112.6 points on 46 percent shooting. Jalen Green is averaging 19.8 points and 5.1 rebounds, while Fred VanVleet is averaging 16.8 points and 3.7 rebounds. Jabari Smith Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Dillon Brooks is grabbing 3.4 rebounds. The Houston Rockets are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 77.4 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Rockets are allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46 rebounds per game.

Utah Jazz Betting Preview

The Utah Jazz recently lost to the Timberwolves, Thunder, Mavericks, Rockets, and Spurs. The Utah Jazz are averaging 116.5 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allowing 120.8 points on 48.7 percent shooting. Lauri Markkanen is averaging 23.2 points and 8.2 rebounds, while Collin Sexton is averaging 18.6 points and 2.6 rebounds. Jordan Clarkson is the third double-digit scorer and John Collins is grabbing 8.4 rebounds. The Utah Jazz are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 83 percent from the free throw line. The Utah Jazz are allowing 39.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.9 rebounds per game.

Utah Jazz Player Facts

  • John Collins ranks 6th amongst qualified Forwards for rebounds per game (8.4) this season.
  • Collin Sexton ranks 9th amongst qualified Guards for FG% (49.4%) this season.

Houston Rockets Player Facts

  • Fred VanVleet ranks 5th amongst qualified players for assist:turnover ratio (4.6) this season.
  • Amen Thompson ranks 7th amongst qualified Guards for rebounds per game (6.2) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Jazz rank 30th in the league for opponent assists per game this season (29.8).
  • The Jazz rank 30th in the league for turnovers per game this season (15.6).
  • The Rockets rank 1st in the league for opponent free throw percentage this season (75.5%).
  • The Rockets rank 2nd in the league for opponent three-point percentage this season (34.6%).

Rockets vs Jazz prediction

The Rockets have won 10 straight games and have covered 9 of those games. With a 59.1 percent cover percentage, the Rockets are the second most profitable team in the NBA, behind only the Magic. The Rockets need to keep winning as they chase the Warriors for the 10th seed and a spot in the play-in tournament. The Jazz are 1-9 SU and 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games and could be without Markkanen and Clarkson for this game. When the Rockets and Jazz met last week, Houston won 147-119. I'm not stepping in front of this train. Give me the Rockets in a comfortable road win. 

Randy’s Pick Houston Rockets -7.5

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