At 9:30 ET, the Utah Jazz (+225) will host the Houston Rockets (-282) in a Western Conference matchup. The Rockets are favored by 7.5 points, and the over/under line is set at 229.5.

Houston (37-35) is currently on a 10-game winning streak and is 11th in the Western Conference. The Jazz (29-44) have lost seven straight and are 12th in the West.


The Pick: Utah Jazz +7.5

This game will be played at Delta Center at 9:30 ET on Friday, March 29th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 111-107 in favor of the Rockets.
  • Our projections have Jalen Green finishing with Jalen Green points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Rockets finishing with a field goal percentage of 44.0% and knocking down 12 threes.

Can The Rockets Secure a Win at Salt Lake City?

The Rockets are favored by 7.5 points today against the Jazz and have a record of 22-5 as the favorite this season. As the favorite, they have won their last eight games straight up and have an ATS record of 19-8. On average, they have won by 10.3 points per game when favored.

Houston has an ATS record of 42-29 for the season and has covered the spread in seven straight games. On the road, they are 15-19 ATS compared to 27-10 ATS at home.

The Rockets’ O/U record for the season is 34-38, and they have gone over the line in their last five games. On average, their games have finished with 227 points per game, which is higher than today’s O/U line of 229.5.

In their last game, the Rockets beat the Thunder by a score of 132-126. The O/U line for that game was 226.5, and Houston covered the spread as 4.5-point underdogs.

This season, the Rockets are 37-35 overall and have won 10 straight games. In the Western Conference, they are currently in 11th place and are 3rd in the Southwest Division.

On the season, the Rockets are scoring 114.4 points per game, which is 15th in the NBA. However, they are averaging just 112.1 points per game on the road compared to 116.7 at home.

When it comes to three-point shooting, Houston is 16th in the league with 12.5 made threes per game. Overall, they are shooting 35% from beyond the arc, which is 24th in the NBA.

So far, the Rockets are 26th in field goal percentage at 46%. In terms of pace, they are 13th in the league at 99.3 possessions per game.

This season, the Rockets’ defense is the 10th ranked defense in the NBA at 10th PPG. So far, they have held opposing offenses below the NBA scoring average in 56.9% of their games. When it comes to forced turnovers, the Rockets are forcing 12.3 per game, which is 12th in the league. They also come into the game sitting 24th in blocked shots at 4.6 per game.

Do the Jazz Have What it Takes at Home?

Today, the Jazz will look to end their seven-game losing streak as they host the Rockets. In their last game, the Jazz lost to the Spurs by a score of 118-111. Utah was favored by 4 points in that game.

This season, the Jazz have an ATS record of 37-36 and are 22-15 ATS at home. Their average scoring margin ATS at home is +2.7 points per game, and they have failed to cover the spread in their last four home games.

As the underdog, the Jazz are 25-29 ATS this season and have gone 16-38 straight-up. Today, they are 7.5-point underdogs and have gone 6-3 ATS as the underdog.

In Western Conference play, the Jazz are 14-30 and are currently in 12th place. Against the West, they are 15-14 compared to 14-30 against non-conference opponents. In their last 73 games, the average O/U line has been 233.4 points, and their games have averaged 237.3 points.

In terms of pace, the Jazz are 8th in the league with 99.8 possessions per game. When it comes to scoring, Utah is 11th in the NBA at 116.5 points per game. At home, they are averaging 120.8 points per game, which is 6th in the league.

So far this season, the Jazz have scored below the NBA scoring average in 41.1% of their games. In terms of field goal percentage, they are 18th in the league at 46%. When it comes to three-point shooting, Utah is 13th in made threes per game but just 20th in three-point percentage.

In terms of free throws, the Jazz are 5th in the NBA with 18.8 made free throws per game. When it comes to assists, Utah is 10th in the league.

Coming into the game, the Jazz will be looking to improve their defense, as they are currently giving up 120.8 points per game (28th). Inside the arc, the Jazz defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 54.9% and 39.6% from three-point territory.