Utah Jazz vs Houston Rockets Prediction, 1/5/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Utah Jazz vs Houston Rockets
Date: Thursday, January 5, 2023
Location: Toyota Center in Houston, TX
TV: AT&T Sportsnet Southwest
Toyota Center is the location where the Houston Rockets will meet the Utah Jazz on Thursday.
The Jazz faced the Kings and ended up losing by a score of 117-115 in their last game. Utah ended having earned a 43.2% field goal percentage (38 of 88) and made 13 out of their 44 shots from downtown. From the charity stripe, the Jazz converted 26 of 29 tries for a rate of 89.7%. In reference to getting rebounds, they earned 44 with 12 of them being offensive. They also doled out 21 dimes in this matchup while forcing the other team into 17 turnovers and earning 9 steals. With respect to defense, Utah allowed their opponent to shoot 53.5% from the field on 46 out of 86 shooting. Sacramento totaled 23 dimes and had 7 steals for the contest. Moreover, Sacramento snagged 40 rebounds (7 offensive, 33 defensive) and got 3 blocked shots. Sacramento went 88.9% from the free throw line by making 16 of their 18 shots. They made 9 of their 32 shots from distance. In reference to fouls, the Jazz ended up finishing with 19 and the Kings recorded 26 fouls.
Lauri Markkanen is one guy who played a role for this contest. He left the arena with 28 points on 6 out of 15 shooting. He saw the court for 36 mins and collected 8 boards. Markkanen shot 40.0% from the floor and also distributed 1 assist.
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Utah comes into this game with a mark of 19-21 on the campaign. They lose possession by turning the ball over 15.4 times per game and as a basketball team they commit 21.1 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Utah is pulling in 43.6 boards per game and has earned 1,033 assists this season, which is 3rd in basketball in terms of passing. The Jazz are shooting 36.5% on shots from 3-point land (584 of 1,598) and 78.3% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 117.2 pts per game (4th in the NBA) while shooting 47.0% from the floor.
Defensively, the Jazz are able to force 14.6 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 21.2 personal fouls. They are surrendering 34.7% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they rank 23rd in the NBA in opponents PPG (116.6). The Jazz defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 48.5% (1,738 of 3,580) and they surrender 43.7 rebounds per contest as a team. They are 19th in basketball in allowing assists to their opponents with 948 relinquished this season.
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Rockets walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 111-106 when they played the Mavericks. Concerning how they rebounded, Houston permitted Dallas to get 41 in total (8 on the offensive glass). They wrapped up this game 30.2% from distance by going 13 of 43 and finished the contest at 30 of 34 from the free throw line (88.2%). The Rockets allowed the Mavericks to convert 34 of their 81 tries from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 42.0% in this matchup. Overall, the Rockets walked away from this one shooting 38 for 82 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 46.3%. With respect to shots from 3-point land, Houston made 9 of 29 tries (31.0%). They were able to bury 21 of those for a clip of 72.4%. The Mavericks were called for 19 fouls for the contest which got the Rockets to the free throw line for a total of 29 attempts. They also gave up possession of the ball 10 times, while getting 4 steals in this game. The Rockets corralled 38 defensive boards and 8 offensive rebounds for a total of 46 for the contest.
Kevin Porter Jr. was important for the Rockets for this game. He buried 11 out of 20 for this contest for a field goal percentage of 55.0%, and had 6 rebounds. Porter Jr. had 25 points in his 42 mins on the hardwood and accounted for 6 assists for this game.
Houston has a record of 10-27 for the season. The Rockets are responsible for committing 20.7 personal fouls per contest and they hit 77.0% from the charity stripe. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 21.6 times per contest (30th in the league) and they turn it over 17.1 times per game. Houston has scored 4,045 pts so far this season (109.3 per contest) and they pull in 47.0 boards per game. In terms of offensive execution, the Rockets are hitting on 44.4% from the floor, which ranks 30th in the league.
The Houston defense gives up 36.1% on shots from beyond the arc (527 of 1,459) and opponents are converting on 77.6% of their shots from the charity stripe. They surrender 25.5 dimes and 41.8 rebounds every game, which has them ranked 19th and 5th in the NBA. The Rockets on the defensive side of the court are 19th in the NBA in PPG given up with 115.7. They are able to force 14.1 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 47.2% from the floor (18th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Utah
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