Houston vs. Utah Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Moneyline – Friday, March 29, 2024

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The Houston Rockets (37-35) will look to continue a six-game road winning streak when visiting the Utah Jazz (29-44) on March 29, 2024 at Vivint Smart Home Arena.

The Rockets take the court as 8-point favorites against the Jazz. The over/under for the game is 229.5.

Rockets vs. Jazz Odds

Point Spread for Rockets vs. Jazz

The spread for this matchup is set at 8 points, with bookmakers listing the Rockets as the favorite.

Houston vs. Utah Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Houston has -325 odds to win the game, while Utah is listed at +260 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the total for the game is set at 229.5 points.

Game Time and How to Watch

  • When: Friday, March 29, 2024 at 9:30 PM ET
  • Where: Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • TV: KJZZ

Rockets vs. Jazz Betting Trends

The Rockets have put together a record of 41-29-2 against the spread this season. This season, Houston has won 22 out of the 27 games, or 81.5%, in which it has been favored. This season, Rockets games have hit the over 34 times out of 73 chances.

The Jazz are 37-36-0 against the spread this year. Utah has been chosen as underdogs in 54 games this year and has walked away with the win 16 times (29.6%) in those games. Games involving the Jazz have hit the over 39 times this year.

Rockets vs. Jazz Key Players to Watch

Rockets

Fred VanVleet’s numbers on the season are 16.8 points, 8.1 assists and 3.7 boards per contest, shooting 41.3% from the field and 38.4% from beyond the arc, with 3.0 made 3-pointers per contest. Jalen Green’s numbers for the season are 19.8 points, 5.1 boards and 3.4 assists per contest, shooting 42.7% from the field and 34.0% from beyond the arc, with 2.5 made 3-pointers per contest. Jabari Smith Jr. is averaging 13.3 points, 1.4 assists and 8.4 boards per game. Dillon Brooks is putting up 13.0 points, 1.7 assists and 3.4 boards per contest.

Jazz

Collin Sexton averages 18.6 points, 2.6 boards and 4.9 assists, making 49.4% of his shots from the floor and 40.3% from 3-point range, with 1.7 triples per game. Lauri Markkanen adds 23.2 points per game, plus 8.2 boards and 2.0 assists. The Jazz receive 14.9 points, 8.4 boards and 1.1 assists per game from John Collins. The Jazz get 12.8 points, 2.9 boards and 4.5 assists per game from Keyonte George.

What you need to know about the Rockets

The Rockets are 15th in the NBA with 114.4 points per game this year. At the other end, they rank 10th with 112.6 points allowed per game. The Rockets are top-five this season in rebounding, ranking third-best in the league with 46.0 rebounds per game. Meanwhile, they rank 23rd with 44.7 rebounds allowed per contest. The Rockets rank 25th in the NBA with 24.8 assists per contest.

Houston is posting 116.7 points per game at home. Away from home, it is averaging 112.1 points per contest. Houston ranks 16th in the NBA with 12.5 treys per game this year. Meanwhile, it ranks 22nd with a 35.3% shooting percentage from beyond the arc. With a 34.6% three-point percentage allowed this season, Houston is second-best in the NBA. It ranks ninth in the league by allowing 12.3 threes per contest.

The Rockets have a 9-1 record against the spread while finishing 10-0 overall over their last 10 contests. Seven of Houston’s past 10 outings have hit the over. The Rockets’ offense has been much better over their last 10 games, racking up 124.3 points per contest compared to the 114.4 they’ve averaged this season. Houston has been slightly better on the defensive end of the floor of late, allowing 110.2 points per game over its last 10 outings compared to the 112.6 it has surrendered per game this season.

What you need to know about the Jazz

Offensively the Jazz are the 11th-ranked team in the NBA (116.5 points per game). On defense they are third-worst (120.8 points conceded per game). In 2023-24, Utah is fourth-best in the NBA in rebounds (45.9 per game) and sixth in rebounds conceded (42.0). The Jazz are 10th in the league in assists (27.8 per game) in 2023-24.

The Jazz are putting up more points at home (120.8 per game) than on the road (112.2). Beyond the arc, the Jazz are 13th in the league in 3-pointers made per game (13.0). They are 21st in 3-point percentage at 35.5%. Defensively, Utah is worst in the NBA in 3-pointers conceded per game at 14.8. And it is worst in 3-point percentage allowed at 39.7%.

The Jazz have two wins against the spread, and are 1-9 overall, in their past 10 contests. In its past 10 contests, Utah has hit the over four times. Utah has performed worse offensively in its last 10 games, compiling 109.5 points per contest, 7.0 fewer points its than season average of 116.5. The Jazz are surrendering 123.2 points per game in their last 10 games, compared to their season average of 120.8 points allowed.

Rockets vs. Jazz Prediction & Pick

Our pick to win this game is Rockets, and we predict that Jazz will cover the spread (Rockets -8). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 229.5 points.

How to bet Rockets vs. Jazz

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WRITTEN BY

Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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