Houston Rockets vs Utah Jazz Prediction, 2/14/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Houston Rockets vs Utah Jazz
Date: Monday, February 14, 2022
Location: Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City, UT
TV: AT&T SportsNet
Odds/Point Spread: Houston (+14)
Vivint Arena is the site where the Utah Jazz (35-21) will go up against the Houston Rockets (15-40) on Monday. Utah opens this contest as 14-point favorites from oddsmakers. The total has been set at 225.
The Rockets stepped onto the hardwood against the Raptors and went home with a loss by a final score of 139-120 in their last game. Houston wrapped up the game with a 52.4% FG percentage (43 of 82) and made 16 out of their 38 shots from 3-point land. At the free throw line, the Rockets made 18 of 30 shots for a rate of 60.0%. In terms of getting rebounds, they collected 41 with 13 of them being offensive. They also distributed 25 assists in the game in addition to creating 3 turnovers and earning 5 steals. Concerning defense, Houston allowed the other team to shoot 54.6% from the field on 53 out of 97 shooting. Toronto distributed 37 dimes and had 25 steals for this game. Moreover, Toronto grabbed 23 rebounds (14 offensive, 9 defensive) and earned 4 blocks. Toronto finished the contest at 81.8% when shooting free throws by converting 18 of 22 tries. They also converted 15 of their 39 tries from three-point range. In regard to fouls, the Rockets ended up finishing with 20 and the Raptors racked up 11 fouls.
Kevin Porter Jr. is one guy who was a contributor for the game. Porter Jr. finished the game at 68.8% from the floor and also totaled 8 dimes. He played for 36 mins played and totaled 3 rebounds. He scored 30 points on 11 of 16 shooting.
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Houston steps onto the hardwood with a mark of 15-40 on the campaign. They turn the ball over 17.1 times per game and as a squad they commit 20.1 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Houston is pulling down 42.5 boards per game and has accounted for 1,260 assists on the year, which is 26th in the NBA in terms of passing. The Rockets are shooting 34.5% on three-point attempts (731 of 2,121) and 71.4% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 108.3 points per outing (19th in basketball) while going 45.1% from the floor.
When they are on defense, the Rockets are able to force 14.0 turnovers per game while drawing 22.7 personal fouls. They are ranked 17th in the NBA in allowing assists with 1,394 surrendered on the year. The Rockets are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 48.0% (2,368 of 4,932) and they concede 44.9 boards per game as a group. They relinquish 35.2% on 3-point shots and they are ranked 30th in the NBA in points per game allowed (117.3).
In their last game, the Jazz got the victory with a final of 114-99 against the Magic. In reference to how they cleaned up the glass, Utah permitted Orlando to get 31 in total (9 on the offensive glass). They finished shooting 37.1% from distance by going 13 of 35 and finished the game at 12 out of 16 from the free throw line (75.0%). The Jazz allowed the Magic to convert 37 of 84 attempts from the floor which gave them a rate of 44.0% in this game. Overall, the Jazz went 40 out of 89 from the floor which gave them a rate of 44.9%. Concerning shots from beyond the arc, Utah converted 13 out of their 41 tries (31.7%). They were able to make 21 of them for a clip of 87.5%. The Magic were called for 18 personal fouls for the matchup which took the Jazz to the charity stripe for a total of 24 attempts. They also turned the ball over 15 times, while earning 15 steals in the matchup. The Jazz were able to collect 39 defensive boards and 11 offensive rebounds totaling 50 in this game.
Hassan Whiteside pitched in for the Jazz for the contest. He knocked down 7 out of 9 in the matchup giving him a rate of 77.8%, and had 18 rebounds. Whiteside tallied 15 points in his 27 minutes on the court and added 1 assist for the game.
Utah has a win-loss record of 35-21 on the year. As an offense, the Jazz are shooting 47.2% from the floor, which ranks them 4th in the league. Utah has totaled 6,361 pts for the year (113.6 per contest) and they average 46.1 rebounds per game. They are assisting teammates 22.2 times per contest (28th in the NBA) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 14.3 times per contest. The Jazz commit 18.8 fouls per contest and they shoot 78.0% from the free throw line.
The Jazz defensively are ranked 10th in basketball in PPG allowed with 107.0. They are forcing their opponents into 12.2 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 45.0% from the floor (12th in basketball). The Utah defense allows 34.3% on 3-point shots (660 of 1,922) and opponents are knocking down 75.0% of their foul shots. They have conceded 23.1 dimes and 42.2 boards per game, which has them ranked 5th and 2nd in basketball.
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Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Utah (-14)
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