Utah Jazz vs Houston Rockets Prediction, 10/24/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Utah Jazz vs Houston Rockets
Date: Monday, October 24, 2022
Location: Toyota Center in Houston, TX
TV: AT&T Sportsnet Southwest
The Utah Jazz are on their way to Toyota Center on Monday where they will play the Houston Rockets.
The Jazz took the court against the Timberwolves and went home with a win by a final score of 132-126 in their last contest. When talking about personal fouls, the Jazz left the arena with 23 while the Timberwolves racked up 22 personal fouls. They also buried 11 out of their 33 tries from 3-point land. Minnesota shot 73.9% when shooting free throws by knocking down 17 of 23 attempts. In addition, Minnesota collected 60 rebounds (21 offensive, 39 defensive) and added 8 blocks. Minnesota distributed 20 assists and had 5 steals in this game. With respect to defense, Utah allowed the other team to shoot 45.8% from the field on 49 of 107 shooting. They also doled out 39 dimes in the matchup as well as forcing 20 turnovers and having 11 steals. In reference to pulling down rebounds, they earned a total of 54 with 19 of them being offensive. At the free throw line, the Jazz converted 14 of 21 tries for a percentage of 66.7%. Utah ended having earned a 44.1% FG percentage (49 of 111) and made 20 out of their 50 3-point attempts.
Jordan Clarkson is one player who came through for the contest. He ended up with 29 points on 10 of 17 shooting. He played for 35 mins played and collected 5 rebounds. Clarkson ended up shooting 58.8% from the field and earned 6 assists.
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Utah heads into this matchup with a mark of 2-0 this season. They average 127.5 points per outing (1st in the NBA) while going 46.9% from the field. The Jazz are shooting 40.9% on 3-point shots (36 of 88) and 71.2% from the free throw line. As a team, Utah is snagging 48.5 boards per contest and has racked up 66 assists on the campaign, which is 8th in the NBA in terms of passing the ball. They are turning it over 16.5 times per contest and as a unit are committing 22.0 fouls per contest.
When they are on the defensive end, the Jazz are forcing their opponents into 20.5 turnovers per game and they draw 22.5 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 6th in the league in allowing assists to the opposition with 41 relinquished on the season. The Jazz defense is allowing and opponent field goal percentage of 46.8% (89 of 190) and they surrender 47.5 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They are conceding 29.1% on 3-point shots and they rank 19th in the NBA in points per game allowed (114.0).
The last time they took the court, the Rockets went home defeated by a final of 125-105 when they played the Bucks. The Rockets pulled down 32 defensive rebounds and 15 offensive boards totaling 47 in this game. They coughed up the ball 12 times, while earning 9 steals for this contest. The Bucks had 22 personal fouls for the game which took the Rockets to the charity stripe for a total of 22 tries. They were able to make 17 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 77.3%. When discussing shooting from beyond the arc, Houston knocked down 16 out of their 37 tries (43.2%). When the final whistle was blown, the Rockets walked away from this one shooting 36 for 93 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 38.7%. The Rockets permitted the Bucks to make 48 out of 85 tries from the field which gave them a percentage of 56.5% in this game. They finished shooting 51.6% from beyond the arc by connecting on 16 of 31 and ended up going 13 out of 21 from the free throw line (61.9%). In regard to attacking the glass, Houston permitted Milwaukee to get 47 in all (8 on the offensive side).
Kevin Porter Jr. was important for the Rockets for the matchup. Porter Jr. totaled 18 points in his 34 minutes of playing time and had 7 assists in the matchup. He converted 5 of 15 for the contest for a field goal percentage of 33.3%, and had 5 rebounds.
Houston has a mark of 0-3 so far this season. The Rockets are committing 21.3 personal fouls per contest and they shoot 73.1% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 21.0 times per game (24th in the NBA) and they turn it over 14.7 times per game. Houston has totaled 107 points on the year. As an offense, the Rockets are connecting on 43.0% from the floor, which ranks 25th in basketball.
The Rockets on the defensive end are ranked 30th in basketball in points per game surrendered with 123.7. They are able to force 12.3 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 50.5% from the floor (29th in the NBA). The Houston defense concedes 42.9% from downtown (42 of 98) and their opponents are connecting on 71.6% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have relinquished 28.3 dimes and 45.0 total rebounds per game, which is 26th and 18th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Houston
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