NBA: Utah Jazz vs Houston Rockets Prediction, Injury Updates, Starting 5s, and Odds
To face the Houston Rockets, the Utah Jazz leave for the road. Early on in the NBA season, the Utah Jazz dominated the conversation. To the surprise of many, they burst through the door. For the Jazz faithful, it’s a shame that they’ve fallen back to earth. Utah is in need of a win as they are currently on a five-game losing streak. The Houston Rockets are still one of the worst NBA teams, but they are in the midst of a protracted rebuild, so locating some foundational pieces is crucial.
Utah Jazz vs. Houston Rockets Injury Report
Collin Sexton, a point guard with the Utah Jazz, has a hamstring problem. According to sources within the Jazz organization, the versatile guard will be out for about a week. Jae’Sean Tate, a swingman for the Houston Rockets, has an ankle problem that will keep him out for a while. At this point, it is unclear when he will return.
Utah Jazz vs. Houston Rockets Starting 5s
Utah Jazz– PG Mike Conley, SG Jordan Clarkson, SF Jarred Vanderbilt, PF Lauri Markannen, C Kelly Olynyk
Houston Rockets– PG Kevin Porter Jr., SG Jalen Green, SF Eric Gordon, PF Jabari Smith Jr., C Alperen Sengun
Houston Rockets vs. Utah Jazz Prediction
Earlier in the season, the Utah Jazz was performing beyond their capabilities. This magnificent run had to come to an end, like all good things. Collin Sexton is missed by the Jazz in their three-guard rotation. Mike Conley, a veteran, no longer possessed the explosiveness that Sexton offered. PF Lauri Markkanen should be making his way to the NBA All-Star game this season as he continues to be a crucial part of the Jazz offense. The Houston Rockets will struggle against the adaptable big man.
For the Rockets, the growth of their backcourt is everything. Jalen Green, a young sensation, is one of theirs. The greatest all-around player on the squad is now SG Kevin Porter Jr. Lauri Markkanen is one player on the court who can’t be stopped, despite the Rockets giving the Jazz some trouble. Pick the Jazz to win and cover the spread in order to bounce back.
Utah Jazz vs. Houston Rockets Betting Odds
|Utah||-6 (-110)||O 232.5 (-110)||-240|
|Houston||+6 (-110)||U 232.5 (-110)||+200|