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Houston Rockets vs Utah Jazz Prediction 3-23-24 Picks

Utah Jazz (29-41) vs. Houston Rockets (34-35)
March 23, 2024 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: Houston Rockets -8.5; Over/Under: +227
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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

The Utah Jazz have been in poor form as they’ve lost 10 of their last 12 games overall and they will be hoping to arrest a four-game slide after getting thrashed by the Mavericks in a 113-97 road defeat on Thursday. Lauri Markkanen led the team with 21 points, Collin Sexton added 20 points and five assists off the bench while Keyonte George chipped in with 18 points and five assists. As a team, the Jazz shot 45 percent from the field and a miserly four of 30 from the 3-point line as they struggled to get going, scoring just 15 points in the second quarter which kept them on the back foot right till the end as they just had no answer for the Mavericks’ Luka Doncic who was able to do whatever he wanted on his way to 34 points, nine rebounds and eight assists. The Jazz will take on the Mavericks and Spurs after this one.

Houston Rockets

Meanwhile, the Houston Rockets have been in red-hot form as they’ve won nine of their last 10 games overall and they will be gunning for an eighth straight win after taking down the Bulls in a 127-117 home win on Thursday. Jalen Green led the team with 26 points, Dillon Brooks added 23 points on 10 of 13 shooting while Jock Landale provided the spark off the bench with 17 points, 12 rebounds and five assists. As a team, the Rockets shot 50 percent from the field and 17 of 45 from the 3-point line as they set the tone early with 42 points in the first quarter, before they went on another run with 37 points in the third quarter to lead by as many as 19 points at one stage.

Houston Rockets Team Facts

  • The Rockets have won each of their last seven games.
  • The Rockets have covered the spread in 10 of their last 11 games.
  • Each of the Rockets’ last four games have gone OVER the total points line.

Utah Jazz Team Facts

  • The Jazz have lost each of their last nine road games.
  • The Jazz have covered the spread in each of their last six games against Western Conference opponents that held a losing record.
  • Each of the Jazz’s last four games have gone UNDER the total points line.

Jazz vs Rockets prediction

The Jazz are still missing a few players with Jordan Clarkson still out and they are keeping eyes on Omer Yurtseven and John Collins who are both questionable, while the Rockets are still missing Alperen Sengun and Cam Whitmore. The Jazz haven’t been able to get anything going for a while now, they just got smashed by the Mavericks and they’ve really struggled to keep their heads above water with the rising injury toll, so I’m definitely more comfortable going with the Rockets who are playing their best basketball of the season at the moment.

Peter Tran's Free Pick: Houston -8.5

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Peter Tran

Peter Trans is an acclaimed Expert NBA Handicapper, renowned for his insightful analysis and predictions in the world of professional basketball. With a keen eye for detail and a deep understanding of the game, Peter has established himself as a trusted authority among basketball enthusiasts and bettors alike. His expertise is showcased on, where he provides in-depth game analyses, betting tips, and forecasts that are both highly informative and remarkably accurate.

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