Houston Rockets vs Utah Jazz Prediction, Pick and Preview, January 5 (1/5): NBA

Houston Rockets vs Utah Jazz Prediction, Pick and Preview, January 5 (1/5): NBA

 

Odds

Time 8:00 p.m. EST
Rockets money line +190
Rockets spread +6 (-110)
Jazz money line -230
Jazz spread -6 (-110)
Over / under 232

 

2022-2023 season stats

  Houston Rockets Utah Jazz
Record 10-28 19-21
Home / road record 6-12 7-14
Streak L5 L5
Points per game 109.00 117.00
Points allowed per game 115.33 116.67
Rebounds per game 47.00 43.00
Rebounds allowed per game 41.67 43.33
Over / under record 18-20 21-18-1
 

Preview

The Houston Rockets return home to host the Utah Jazz at the Toyota Center on Thursday night. These teams already faced each other twice this season and they're tied 1-1.

 

Houston Rockets

The Rockets have lost 9 of their last 10 games and are 6-12 at home this season with a 10-28 record overall ranking 5th in the Southwest Division. The Rockets are 5-20 in conference matchups. Houston has a 7-20 record against opponents above .500.

Kevin Porter is averaging 19.3 points, 5.5 rebounds and 5.8 assists for the Rockets. Jalen Green is averaging 21.1 points over the last 10 games for Houston.

In their last 10 games the Rockets are 1-9, averaging 106.7 points, 46.9 rebounds, 22.9 assists, 7.0 steals and 3.7 blocks per game while shooting 44.3% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 117.0 points per game

Utah Jazz

The Jazz get here with a 19-21 record overall and are 7-14 on the road so far this season ranking 3rd in the Northwest Division. The Jazz are 15-13 against Western Conference opponents. Utah is ninth in the NBA with 11.8 offensive rebounds per game led by Jarred Vanderbilt averaging 2.6.

Mike Conley is averaging 10.1 points and 7.5 assists for the Jazz. Markkanen is averaging 22.2 points and 7.2 rebounds while shooting 52.6% over the last 10 games for Utah.

In their last 10 games, the Jazz are 3-7, averaging 116.6 points, 41.6 rebounds, 23.0 assists, 6.8 steals and 3.5 blocks per game while shooting 45.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 120.4 points.

 

BETTING TRENDS

Utah are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games against Houston.

Utah are 7-2 SU in their last 9 games against Houston.

Utah are 1-9 SU in their last 10 games on the road.

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Utah's last 6 games when playing on the road against Houston.

Houston are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games.

Houston are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games.

The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Houston's last 15 games against Utah.

 

Prediction

The Jazz have been up and down this season but they are on a 5 game losing streak right now and are only 7-14 on the road. They already lost against the Rockets on the road earlier this season as well. The Rockets have one of the worst records in the league and are also on a 5 game losing streak. Both teams are struggling defensively but the Jazz are the better team and play much better offense so I'll go with Utah on this one.

PICK: Jazz -6 (-110)

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