Houston Rockets vs Utah Jazz Prediction, 10/26/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Houston Rockets vs Utah Jazz
Date: Wednesday, October 26, 2022
Location: Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City, UT
TV: AT&T Sportsnet Southwest-Rocky Mountain
Vivint Arena is where the Utah Jazz will attempt to beat the Houston Rockets on Wednesday.
The Rockets faced the Jazz and went home with a win by a final score of 114-108 in their last contest. Concerning personal fouls, the Rockets ended up with 20 and the Jazz finished the game with 27 personal fouls. They also buried 11 out of their 32 tries from 3-point land. Utah finished shooting 56.3% from the charity stripe by burying 9 of their 16 tries. In addition, Utah snagged 49 rebounds (18 offensive, 31 defensive) and had 7 blocks. Utah recorded 23 assists and had 8 steals for the contest. When discussing the defense, Houston allowed their opponent to shoot 47.3% from the floor on 44 out of 93 shooting. They also doled out 17 dimes for the game as well as forcing the opposition into 20 turnovers and having 7 steals. In relation to rebounding, they earned 47 with 17 of them being offensive. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Rockets converted 27 of their 32 shots for a percentage of 84.4%. Houston wrapped up the game having earned a 42.2% FG percentage (38 out of 90) and knocked down 11 of their 35 shots from beyond the arc.
Jabari Smith Jr. is someone who was a contributor for the game. Smith Jr. ended up going 60.0% from the floor and also recorded 2 assists. He was on the court for 34 minutes played and grabbed 9 rebounds. He ended up finishing with 21 points on 6 of 10 shooting.
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Houston will play this contest with a win-loss record of 1-3 for the season. They are turning it over 15.0 times per contest and as a basketball team they commit 21.0 fouls per contest. As a unit, Houston is grabbing 48.3 boards per game and has tallied 80 assists this year, which is 19th in the league in terms of passing the rock. The Rockets are shooting 36.6% on shots from distance (52 of 142) and 76.8% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 112.0 pts per game (17th in the league) on 42.8% from the floor.
On the defensive end, the Rockets are able to force 14.3 turnovers per game and they draw 22.0 fouls. They relinquish 40.8% on shots from downtown and they are 24th in the league in PPG allowed (119.8). The Rockets defense is allowing a field goal percentage of 49.7% (182 of 366) and they relinquish 46.0 boards per game as a squad. They rank 27th in basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 108 surrendered on the year.
When they last stepped on the court, the Jazz took a loss by a score of 114-108 against the Rockets. The Jazz were able to snag 31 defensive rebounds and 18 offensive boards for a total of 49 in the game. They coughed up the ball 20 times, while recording 8 steals for the matchup. The Rockets committed 20 fouls in this contest which got the Jazz to the free throw line for 16 shots. They were able to bury 9 of those for a percentage of 56.3%. With respect to three-point shots, Utah knocked down 11 out of 32 tries (34.4%). When all was said and done, the Jazz ended up going 44 out of 93 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 47.3%. The Jazz allowed the Rockets to convert 38 of their 90 attempts from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 42.2% in this matchup. They wrapped up this game 31.4% from three-point range by going 11 of 35 and ended up going 27 of 32 at the charity stripe (84.4%). In reference to cleaning the glass, Utah allowed Houston to grab 47 in total (17 on the offensive glass).
Jarred Vanderbilt ended up being a major contributor for the Jazz in this game. He converted 6 of 10 in this game giving him a field goal percentage of 60.0%, and accumulated 11 rebounds. Vanderbilt tallied 13 points in his 32 minutes on the court and had 2 assists in this game.
Utah has a win-loss mark of 3-1 on the season. The Jazz commit 22.8 fouls every game and they shoot 71.9% from the free throw line. They are getting an assist 29.5 times per game (3rd in the league) and they lose possession via turnover 17.5 times per contest. Utah has 485 points this season (121.3 per game) and they snag 47.5 rebounds per contest. As an offensive unit, the Jazz are shooting 46.2% from the field, which ranks them 16th in the league.
The Utah defense allows 29.9% on shots from beyond the arc (35 of 117) and their opponents are making 82.1% of their shots from the free throw line. They relinquish 22.0 assists and 46.8 rebounds every game, which ranks them 6th and 23rd in the league. The Jazz on defense are ranked 20th in the league in points given up per game with 115.8. They are forcing their opponents into 18.5 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 45.8% from the floor (16th in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Utah
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