Jazz vs Rockets Prediction: Live Odds, Stats, History & Picks – Thursday, January 5, 2023

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The Utah Jazz (19-21) are seven-point favorites against the Houston Rockets (10-28) on January 5, 2023 at Toyota Center. The Rockets are struggling right now, having lost five in a row and going 1-9 during their past 10 games. The point total is set as 231.5 points in this contest.

How to bet Jazz vs. Rockets

Utah Jazz vs. Houston Rockets Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 7 points, with oddsmakers listing the Jazz as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, the Jazz have -282 odds to pick up the win, while the Rockets are listed at +229 to claim victory.


Finally, the total for the game is set at 231.5 points.

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Jazz vs. Rockets Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Thursday, January 5, 2023
  • Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: SN-RM
  • Location: Houston, Texas
  • Arena: Toyota Center

Jazz vs. Rockets Betting Trends

The Jazz have played 40 games, with 21 wins against the spread. Utah has been chosen as the favorite in 17 games this year and has walked away with the win seven times (41.2%) in those games. Jazz games this year have eclipsed the over/under 22 times in 38 opportunities (57.9%).

The Rockets have played 38 games, with 16 wins against the spread. Houston has gone 10-26 in games it was the underdog on the moneyline (winning 27.8% of those games). Rockets games this year have gone over the total in 18 of 38 opportunities (47.4%).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players


Jazz Leaders
Lauri Markkanen 37 23.9 8.5 1.9 0.6 0.6 3
Jordan Clarkson 39 20.6 3.9 4.4 0.5 0.3 2.7
Malik Beasley 40 14.2 3.7 1.6 0.9 0.2 3.2
Kelly Olynyk 36 12.4 4.9 3.2 1.1 0.6 1.5
Mike Conley 29 10.1 2.2 7.5 1.1 0.2 1.8


Rockets Leaders
Jalen Green 38 21.3 4.3 3.6 0.8 0.2 2.3
Kevin Porter Jr. 37 19.3 5.5 5.8 1.4 0.4 2.1
Alperen Sengun 34 14.3 8.5 2.6 0.7 0.9 0.1
Jabari Smith Jr. 37 12.1 7.1 0.9 0.5 1 1.9
Eric Gordon 32 11.5 2 2.3 0.6 0.3 1.9
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Jazz: Collin Sexton: Out (Hamstring)

Rockets: Jae’Sean Tate: Probable (Ankle)

What you need to know about the Utah Jazz

Utah is giving up 116.6 points per game this year (23rd-ranked in NBA), but it has really shined offensively, putting up 117.2 points per game (fourth-best). Offensively the Jazz have fared better at home this season, scoring 121.2 points per game, compared to 113.6 per game away from home. The Jazz’s offense has been worse over their last 10 games, putting up 116.6 points a contest compared to the 117.2 they’ve averaged this year.

Utah ranks top-five this year in three-point shooting, ranking fourth-best in the league with 14.6 threes per game. Meanwhile, it ranks 12th with a 36.5% shooting percentage from three-point land. The Jazz are attempting 49.6 two-pointers per game this year, which account for 55.4% of the shots they’ve attempted (and 65.3% of the team’s baskets). Meanwhile, they are attempting 40 treys per contest, which are 44.6% of their shots (and 34.7% of the team’s buckets).

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What you need to know about the Houston Rockets

On offense, Houston is the second-worst squad in the NBA (109.3 points per game). On defense, it is 20th (115.8 points allowed per game). At home the Rockets are scoring 108.8 points per game, one fewer points than they are averaging on the road (109.8). Over their last 10 games, the Rockets are posting 106.7 points per contest, 2.6 fewer points than their season average (109.3).

Beyond the arc, Houston is 19th in the league in 3-pointers made per game (11.6). It is third-worst in 3-point percentage at 33%. In 2022-23, the Rockets have attempted 60.2% percent of their shots from inside the 3-point line, and 39.8% percent from beyond it. In terms of makes, 70.4% of the Rockets’ buckets have been 2-pointers, and 29.6% have been 3-pointers.

Our prediction to win this contest is the Jazz, and we predict that Rockets will cover the spread (Jazz -7). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 231.5 points.

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Luis Escalante

Luis has been a regular contributor to 4for4 since 2014 and is currently the Director of Strategy at Betsperts Group. Luis comes from an analytics background, leveraging his data skills with multiple years of experience in NFL, fantasy football, daily fantasy sports, and betting.

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