Utah Jazz vs Houston Rockets Prediction, 3/2/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Utah Jazz vs Houston Rockets
Date: Wednesday, March 2, 2022
Location: Toyota Center in Houston, TX
TV: AT&T SportsNet
Toyota Center is the location where the Houston Rockets (15-45) will go up against the Utah Jazz (38-22) on Wednesday.
The Jazz took the court against the Suns and notched a win by a score of 118-114 in their last game. When discussing personal fouls, the Jazz walked away with 16 and the Suns finished the game with 9 personal fouls. They buried 13 out of their 28 attempts from 3-point range. Phoenix shot 81.3% at the charity stripe by converting 13 of 16 tries. Additionally, Phoenix snagged 26 boards (10 offensive, 16 defensive) and got 6 blocks. Phoenix earned 36 dimes and had 24 steals for this contest. With respect to defense, Utah allowed the other team to shoot 51.2% from the field on 44 out of 86 shooting. They also recorded 23 dimes in this game in addition to forcing the opposition into 5 turnovers and getting 7 steals. In reference to pulling down rebounds, they collected a total of 41 with 14 of them being of the offensive variety. When they shot from the free throw line, the Jazz knocked down 13 of their 20 tries for a percentage of 65.0%. Utah ended the contest with a 46.8% field goal percentage (44 out of 94) and made 17 out of their 40 three-point attempts.
Donovan Mitchell is a guy who was a major factor for the contest. He walked away with 26 points on 8 of 20 shooting. He was on the court for 37 mins played and snagged 2 boards. Mitchell ended up shooting 40.0% from the floor and recorded 5 assists.
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Utah comes into this one with a win-loss record of 38-22 on the campaign. They have an average of 113.8 points per contest (3rd in the NBA) while going 47.4% from the field. The Jazz are hitting 36.3% on shots beyond the perimeter (876 of 2,413) and 78.1% from the free throw line. As a team, Utah is grabbing 46.0 rebounds per contest and has accounted for 1,340 dimes so far this season, which is 27th in the league in terms of passing the ball. They are losing possession via turnover 14.2 times per contest and as a squad are committing 18.8 fouls per game.
On defense, the Jazz are able to force 12.1 turnovers every game while drawing 20.0 fouls. They are conceding 34.5% on 3-point shots while they are 9th in the league in points per game allowed (107.0). The Jazz defensively are giving up a shooting percentage of 45.2% (2,437 of 5,393) and they concede 41.8 boards per game as a unit. They rank 4th in the league in allowing assists to their opponents with 1,384 surrendered for the campaign.
The last time they took the court, the Rockets walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 99-98 when they faced the Clippers. In relation to rebounding, Houston allowed Los Angeles to snag 49 in total (10 on the offensive side). They finished 32.4% from 3-point land by going 11 of 34 and ended up shooting 20 of 28 from the charity stripe (71.4%). The Rockets allowed the Clippers to convert 34 of 77 tries from the floor which left them shooting 44.2% in this contest. Overall, the Rockets went 35 out of 92 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 38.0%. In the matter of shooting from 3-point land, Houston made 17 out of 42 tries (40.5%). They were able to convert 11 of the free throws for a rate of 61.1%. The Clippers earned 18 personal fouls for the matchup which got the Rockets to the free throw line for a total of 18 tries. They also turned it over 6 times, while earning 8 steals for the game. The Rockets snagged 31 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive rebounds for a total of 37 for the contest.
Jae'Sean Tate ended up being a factor for the Rockets in the game. He buried 6 of 11 in the game giving him a field goal percentage of 54.5%, and added 6 rebounds. Tate scored 14 points in his 32 mins on the court and tallied 4 assists in this matchup.
Houston has a win-loss record of 15-45 this year. In terms of offensive execution, the Rockets are shooting 45.0% from the field, which ranks them 22nd in basketball. Houston has accounted for 6,501 points this year (108.4 per game) and they pull in 42.2 rebounds per game. They are dishing out assists 23.1 times per game (24th in the league) and they are losing possession via turnover 16.8 times per game. The Rockets have committed 20.3 personal fouls every game and they shoot 71.1% from the free throw line.
The Rockets defensively are ranked 30th in the NBA in points allowed per game with 117.8. They have forced 14.1 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 48.3% from the floor (30th in the league). The Houston defense surrenders 35.5% on shots from behind the 3-point line (791 of 2,228) and their opponents are making 78.2% of their free throw attempts. They allow 25.5 assists and 45.4 boards every game, ranking them 24th and 21st in the NBA.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Houston and under the total points
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