Utah Jazz vs Houston Rockets Prediction, 10/28/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Utah Jazz vs Houston Rockets
Date: Thursday, October 28, 2021
Location: Toyota Center in Houston, TX
TV: AT&T SportsNet
Odds/Point Spread: Utah (-10)
Toyota Center is where the Houston Rockets (1-3) will meet the Utah Jazz (3-0) on Thursday. Utah opens this contest as 10-point favorites. The over/under is set at 222.5.
The Jazz took the court against the Nuggets and earned the victory with a final of 122-110 in their last game. Utah finished the contest with a 51.8% FG percentage (44 out of 85) and knocked down 12 out of their 39 shots from 3-point land. From the free throw line, the Jazz converted 22 of their 29 tries for a percentage of 75.9%. Concerning hauling in rebounds, they compiled 41 with 8 of them being of the offensive variety. They also dished out 20 assists for this game as well as forcing the other team into 3 turnovers and getting 5 steals. In the matter of the defense, Utah allowed 50.6% from the floor on 42 of 83 shooting. Denver doled out 35 dimes and had 19 steals for the contest. In addition, Denver collected 30 rebounds (5 offensive, 25 defensive) and had 6 blocked shots. Denver ended up shooting 66.7% from the free throw line by knocking down 16 of 24 shots. They converted 10 of 28 attempts from beyond the arc.
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Rudy Gobert is someone who came through for this contest. He finished with 23 points on 7 of 8 shooting. He was on the court for 33 mins and also grabbed 16 boards. Gobert ended up going 87.5% from the field but didn't record a dime.
Utah will play this game with a record of 3-0 for the season. They are turning it over 14.3 times per contest and as a squad they commit 19.3 fouls per contest. As a unit, Utah is grabbing 48.3 rebounds per game and has racked up 54 assists this year, which ranks 30th in the NBA in terms of passing the rock. The Jazz are hitting 32.8% on 3-point shots (42 of 128) and 82.1% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 113.0 points per contest (11th in the NBA) while connecting on 45.5% from the field. On the defensive end, the Jazz are able to force 14.3 turnovers per game and they draw 20.0 fouls. They are relinquishing 25.3% on shots from distance while they are 5th in basketball in PPG allowed (99.0). The Jazz defense is allowing a shooting percentage of 42.1% (115 of 273) and they surrender 45.7 rebounds per contest as a unit. They are 3rd in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 58 surrendered on the season.
When they last played, the Rockets took a loss by a final score of 116-106 when they faced the Mavericks. The Rockets corralled 38 defensive rebounds and 11 offensive boards totaling 49 for the contest. They also gave up possession of the ball 17 times, while getting 7 steals in the game. The Mavericks committed 14 personal fouls for this game which got the Rockets to the free throw line for a total of 26 tries. They were able to knock down 18 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 69.2%. When discussing shots from 3-point land, Houston converted 16 out of 39 tries (41.0%). When the final whistle blew, the Rockets walked away from this one shooting 36 for 86 from the floor which had them shooting 41.9%. The Rockets permitted the Mavericks to convert 43 of 93 tries from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 46.2% in this contest. They wrapped up this game 27.9% from distance by hitting 12 of 43 and finished the game at 18 out of 25 from the free throw line (72.0%). In reference to cleaning up the glass, Houston permitted Dallas to get 36 in total (14 on the offensive side).
Eric Gordon ended up being a major contributor for the Rockets for the matchup. He made 7 out of 11 for the game giving him a rate of 63.6%, and had 1 rebound. Gordon scored 22 points in his 27 minutes of playing time and had 2 assists for the matchup.
Houston has a win-loss record of 1-3 for the season. Houston has accounted for 433 points on the campaign (108.3 per game) and they pull in 46.0 boards per contest. The Rockets are responsible for committing 21.0 personal fouls every game and they shoot 73.3% from the free throw line. In terms of offensive execution, the Rockets are shooting 45.3% from the floor, which ranks 18th in the NBA. They are dishing out assists 23.5 times per contest (15th in the NBA) and they cough up possession 19.5 times per game. The Rockets are ranked 16th in basketball in points per game surrendered with 109.5. They concede 23.8 dimes and 44.5 boards on a nightly basis, which ranks them 15th and 9th in the league. The Houston defense surrenders 33.3% on shots from distance (57 of 171) and their opposition knocks down 72.8% of their foul shots. They are forcing 16.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 44.0% from the field (11th in basketball).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Houston (+10) and over 222.5 points
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