Utah Jazz vs Houston Rockets: Preview & Picks 01/05/2023

Utah Jazz vs Houston Rockets: Preview & Picks 01/05/2023

January 5, 2023



Game Preview

The Utah Jazz will visit Houston, Texas on Thursday to lock horns with the Rockets at the Toyota Center. The Rockets are heading into this contest having lost to the Dallas Mavericks 111-106, while the Jazz had suffered a 117-115 defeat to the Sacramento Kings. The Jazz prevailed in their most recent matchup with the Rockets 109-101, and this will be their third and final meeting this season.
Sitting 15 games behind the Denver Nuggets, the Houston Rockets are currently at the bottom of the Western Conference standings. They are scoring 109.3 PPG on offense and shooting 44.4% from the field. The team’s shooting percentage is the lowest in the NBA, while also scoring the second-fewest points per game.
On top of having one of the worst FG% and lowest PPG in the league, Houston has also had trouble making shots from beyond the arc on a regular basis. They are only making 33% of their three-point attempts, which ranks third-lowest in the league. Jalen Green is still trying his hardest to put the Rockets in a good position, being at the top with 21.4 PG on 41.4% FG. 
Now if we take a look at the other side of the court, the Utah Jazz are 6.5 games behind the Denver Nuggets in first place and are now in 10th place in the Western Conference rankings. They are scoring 117.2 points per game on offense, and their field goal percentage is 47%. This represents the 15th-highest team shooting % and the fourth-most points scored per game.
The Jazz are scoring the fourth-most points per game and have the third-best adjusted offensive rating. It’s very unlikely that the Rockets will be able to slow them down because the Jazz can score from wherever on the floor. Houston ranks 28th in adjusted defensive rating while giving up the 19th most points per game, which only hurts their chances to win this encounter.
Let’s check the latest NBA picks, news, stats and NBA expert picks for Jazz vs Rockets. We’ve plenty of NBA predictions for you to consider.


Utah Jazz vs Houston Rockets Game Information

  • Date: 01/05/2023
  • Time: 07:30 PM ET
  • Location: Toyota Center, Houston, TX.
  • How to Watch Jazz vs Rockets: AT&T Sports Network Rky Mtn
  • Live Stream: NBA Game Pass


Jazz vs Rockets Betting Lines

Jazz are -250 according to our Vegas NBA Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $40. On the other side, Rockets are +205 according to the Vegas NBA Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $205.

The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines have Jazz at a 71.43% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Rockets have 32.79% probability of finishing the game with the W.


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