The Utah Jazz is about to play their second road game of the season and lines up against the Houston Rockets.NitroBetting put together a complete preview of the Jazz vs. Rockets game. Below, you will find essential information like the event’s details, crucial team and player statistics, and the latest NBA betting odds. Furthermore, we help you get closer to the winning pick with the aid of timely betting trends and our very own expert betting predictions. Don’t forget to check out for more sports betting odds at our online BTC sportsbook.
Jazz vs. Rockets Game Information
Jazz injury report:— utahjazz (@utahjazz) October 27, 2021
OUT – Udoka Azubuike (G League Assignment)
OUT – Rudy Gay (right heel injury recovery)
QUESTIONABLE – Bojan Bogdanovic (non-COVID illness)
QUESTIONABLE – Miye Oni (non-COVID illness)
QUESTIONABLE – Eric Paschall (Facial Infection)
- When: Thursday, October 28, 2021, 8:00 PM ET
- Where: Toyota Center, Houston, Texas
- TV: NBA TV
- Radio: KSL Radio 102.7 FM (Jazz) / SportsTalk 790 (Rockets)
- Live Stream: NBA League Pass
- NBA Betting Odds: Utah Jazz (-9.0) / Houston Rockets (+9.0)
Why Bet on the Utah Jazz?
The Jazz is one of three teams that are still undefeated. Head coach Quin Snyder and his squad secured two home wins and a road victory since the start of the season. So far, the Jazz look confident under pressure following their win at the Golden 1 Center against the Kings, 110-101. They followed that up with a victory over the Nuggets at home, 122-110.
Although they are not the highest-scoring team in the league, they are still averaging 113.0 points per game (11th). Jazz opponents, meanwhile, score just 99.0 points per game (5th). They also have some of the most efficient shooters from downtown. As a team, Utah averages 14.0 three-pointers made per game (5th).
The Jazz are a solid rebounding team with 57.0 total boards per game (8th). This presents a challenge to the hosts. Additionally, Utah can take advantage of its ability to produce steals with 8.3 swipes per game (13th). They can put the Rockets under pressure, who currently holds the lowest opponent steals per game average at 11.5 (30th).
Bogdan Bogdanovic and Eric Paschall are on day-to-day. We expect Joe Ingles to clock in more playing time if the former sit the game out. Meanwhile, Rudy Gay is still recovering from a left Achilles tendon surgery he had in the off-season.
Why Bet on the Houston Rockets?
The Rockets currently hold a two-game losing streak and a 1-3 record. Their only positive result was a 124-91 home victory over the Thunder.
In four games, the Rockets averaged 108.2 points per game (17th) and allowed 109.5 opponent points per game (16th). The side records respectable numbers but still lacks in several areas. They have trouble protecting the paint and give up an average of 40.0 per game (3rd). Rebounding is also a concern for the team with an average of 55.5 rebounds per game (17th).
Nevertheless, the Rockets have something to show on the offensive side. The team records a 53.8% effective field goal average (9th) and does well from beyond the arc with 14.5 three-pointers made per game (3rd). Christian Wood currently holds a team-high record of 20.75 points and 12.25 rebounds per game.
No notable injuries concern Stephen Silas except for Danuel House Jr. (right foot). Other than the forward’s absence, all starters are ready to go on Wednesday night.
Jazz vs. Rockets Betting Trends
- The Jazz is 3-2 in the last five regular-season road games against the Rockets (3-2 ATS).
- In their last two regular-season road defeats, the Jazz trailed by as much as 21 points.
- The totals went under in four of the Jazz’s last five regular-season games at the Toyota Center.
- The Rockets are 5-5 in the ten five-regular-season home games against the Jazz (4-6 ATS).
- The Rockets are 2-3 in the last five regular-season home games (2-3 ATS).
- The totals went over in four of the Rockets’ last ten regular-season home games.
Jazz vs. Rockets Expert Betting Prediction
The Jazz holds the upper hand in this contest. It should be a relatively seamless game for the road team with a better record and a more consistent lineup on paper. But looking at the spread, the Rockets should be able to cover it and keep things close. In their last two games, the team lost by no more than 10 points, but having the support of their home crowd is good to mitigate some of the stress.
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