NBA: Utah Jazz vs Houston Rockets Prediction And Match Preview
When the Utah Jazz face the Houston Rockets on Thursday, they appear to be on track to extend their winning run. With a 3-0 start to the season, the Jazz is back on track. The Rockets, on the other side, are 1-3, having lost all of their games except one against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Fixture – Utah Jazz vs Houston Rockets | NBA Season 2021-22
Date & Time – Thursday, October 28th, 2021; 8:00 PM ET (Friday, October 29th, 5:30 AM IST)
Venue – Toyota Center, Houston, TX.
Utah Jazz Preview
The Utah Jazz has regained their dominance in the league. So far, they’ve won all three of their games by an average of 14 points. Their biggest win came in their final game against the Denver Nuggets. Nikola Jokic, the reigning MVP, had an injury scare in the first half and did not play in the second. After coach Mike Malone advised his talisman to leave the court, this happened. The game featured 30 lead changes and 12 ties, but the Jazz ultimately won.
Rudy Gobert is averaging 18.7 points and a ridiculous 19 rebounds per game thus far, but his block average is only 0.7 per game. Jordan Clarkson is proving his worth as the league’s best bench player, averaging 17.3 points on a 50% effective field goal percentage. Mike Conley was a big part of the Utah Jazz’s playoff push in 2021, and he’s back to full strength now. He’s averaging 14.0 points per game on 44 percent three-point shooting.
Utah Jazz Predicted Lineup
G – Mike Conley | G – Donovan Mitchell | F – Bogdan Bogdanovic | F – Royce O’Neale | C – Rudy Gobert
Houston Rockets Preview
The Houston Rockets are in the midst of a rebuilding project, and the front office has done an outstanding job thus far. They selected Jalen Green, a skilled scorer, to team with Kevin Porter Jr. in the backcourt. They also selected Alperen Sengun, who is widely regarded as the draft’s best bargain. Furthermore, the Houston Rockets have Christian Wood, a talented young center who was in contention for the Most Improved Player award last season until his injury.
John Wall may not be in the Rockets' rotation, but he's been working as a mentor for rookie Jalen Green.— The Athletic (@TheAthletic) October 27, 2021
Jalen: "That's like my big bro." pic.twitter.com/Lkap6nrtu4
Furthermore, Jae’Sean Tate was a standout among last year’s rookie class. He went undrafted in 2018 but was named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team last season. Coach Stephen Silas has done an excellent job with the young players’ restricted development. Despite being paid over $40 million per year, John Wall does not play in any of the team’s games. He has agreed to serve as a mentor to the team’s younger players, particularly Jalen Green.
Houston Rockets Predicted Lineup
G – Kevin Porter Jr. | G – Jalen Green | F – Jae’Sean Tate | F – Daniel Theis | C – Christian Wood
Match Prediction: Jazz vs. Rockets
Even though it is the Houston Rockets’ home court, the Utah Jazz is clear favourites to win the contest. The Jazz has a veteran group of players who led the team to the #1 seed in the Western Conference last season and are currently 3-0. The Houston Rockets, meanwhile, are 1-3 and in rebuilding mode.