The Utah Jazz head to Houston to face the Rockets on Saturday night at 8:00 PM ET. Can the Rockets cover the 2.5-point spread as home favorites? Continue reading for Jazz vs. Rockets betting predictions.
The Utah Jazz are 22-21 in the regular season this year. They are 25-17-1 ATS this season.
The Houston Rockets are going 19-21 straight in the regular season this year. They are 20-18-2 ATS this season.
Jazz and Rockets match and betting odds
557 Utah Jazz (+2.5) at 558 Houston Rockets (-2.5); o/u 235.5
8:00 PM ET, Saturday, January 20, 2024
Toyota Center, Houston, Texas
Jazz vs. Rockets general betting information
Our NBA public betting info page shows that 60% of public bettors are currently backing the Jazz. However, this information may change throughout the day, so be sure to check the link for the most up-to-date public betting data.
Utah Jazz daily fantasy rotation
Jazz guard Collin Sexton was outstanding in his team's 134-129 home loss to the Thunder on Thursday night. In that game, the Alabama product had 31 points and seven assists. He shot well on the night, converting 10-of-19 from the field, 4-of-7 from deep, and 7-of-10 from the charity stripe. Sexton is third on the team with 17.2 points per game this year.
Utah power forward Laurie Markkanen In the Thursday night game, his team was also strong. The Arizona alum had 26 points, 10 rebounds, 4 assists and a steal. He shot 7 of 13 from the field, 2 of 4 from long range and 10 of 11 from the free throw line in the loss.
Houston Rockets daily fantasy rotation
Rocket forward Tari Eason He does not play against the Jazz on Saturday. He is struggling with pain in his left leg. Eason is averaging 9.8 points and 7.0 rebounds in 21.8 minutes per game off the bench this season.
Houston small forward Reggie Bullock Jr. is questionable for Saturday's game with back pain. The illness kept him out of the team's last game, and his condition was up in the air this weekend. Bullock is averaging 2.3 points per contest in 9.3 minutes per game this season.
Jazz vs. Rockets NBA betting trends
Utah is 8-11-1 ATS this season as a road underdog.
Utah is 4-5-1 ATS with the rest of the losses this season.
Houston is 4-3 ATS with the advantage the rest of the season.
Houston is 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games against Utah.
Jazz vs Rockets NBA Prediction:
Utah has the fourth best record against the overall spread this season at 25-17-1. This number is skewed because of how well jazz plays at home elevations. Utah is 16-5 ATS at home this season, which is tied for the best mark in the league. The Jazz are just 9-12-1 ATS on the road this season, third-last in the NBA. This game will be played on Saturday night in Houston.
The Rockets are one of the better teams in the NBA against numbers at home. Houston is 14-6-1 ATS at Toyota Center this season and 7-2-1 ATS as a home game favorite in 2023-24. The matchup is the Rockets' first home game after a six-game East Coast road trip in which they went 1-5 straight. I like Houston to right the ship at home on Saturday night and win this game by 3 points or more.