The Houston Rockets will face the Utah Jazz at the Toyota Center on Thursday at 8:00 pm. Houston is 10-28 overall, he is 6-12 at home, Utah is 19-21 overall, and 7-14 away. These teams played a home-and-home two-game set in his late October, with each team winning on their home court.
Caesars Sportsbook’s latest Rockets vs. Jazz odds give Utah a 6.5 point advantage, with over/under set at 230.5. Before we enter the Jazz vs. Rockets pick, we have to check out his NBA predictions from the model at SportsLine.
The SportsLine projection model has simulated every NBA game 10,000 times and, over the past four seasons, has returned well over $10,000 to $100 players on the highest-rated NBA picks. The model entered Week 12 of the 2022-23 NBA season and returned nearly $2,300 with his stunning 38-13 roll in all of the NBA’s highest-rated picks this season. Anyone who follows it sees huge profits.
Now the models have their sights set on the Rockets vs. the Jazz. You can visit SportsLine to see their recommendations. The Jazz vs. Rockets NBA betting lines are as follows:
- Rockets vs. Jazz Spread: Rockets +6.5
- Rockets vs. Jazz Over/Under: 230.5 points
- Rockets vs. Jazz moneyline: Houston +215, Utah -267
- Rockets vs. Jazz Picks: Here’s What We Pick
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What you need to know about the Rockets
The Rockets were hit hard Wednesday with a 119-108 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans. Houston was too big to recover at the end of the third quarter when he lost 98-73. Small forward Kenyon Martin Jr. put in a good effort for the losing side as he scored 16 points.
Houston is now on a five-game losing streak, losing 10 of their last 11 games. In these 11 games, the team has his 3-pointer shooting percentage just 30.7% of his, and opponents have drained him nearly 36% across the arc. He’s averaging 35.7 percent in the league, but he hasn’t played a single minute among the Rockets’ top six players this season.
What You Need to Know About Jazz
Utah lost a heartbreaker to the Sacramento Kings when they met last month, and left Tuesday again with a heavy heart. The Jazz loss shouldn’t overshadow the performances of small forward Lauri Markkanen, who scored 28 points in addition to eight rebounds, and point guard Mike Conley, who had 18 points and seven assists.
Markkanen is having a breakout year in his sixth season and could be in his first All-Star Game. He averaged 23.9 points per game after averaging just 14.8 PPG last season with the Cavaliers, and while Utah at least has 30 points to make him 6-3, the Jazz are also his scores 15 points or less and he goes 0-6. Guard Colin Sexton, who joined Markkanen in an offseason trade with Cleveland, will be sidelined tonight with a hamstring injury.
How to make a Rockets vs Jazz pick
This model simulated Rockets vs. Jazz 10,000 times and got the results. You can see that the model is tilted down. It also generated point spread picks that were hit in almost 60% of the simulations. Picks can only be seen on SportsLine.
So who’s the winner for Jazz vs. Rockets? And which side of the spread hits in almost 60% of the simulations? Check back Thursday to find out which side of the spread you should jump to.