Jazz vs Rockets: NBA Betting Preview, Tips and Picks – March 12, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on March 12, 2021 - Last Updated on March 17, 2021

A game after he scored 33 points in a 131-123 loss to the 76ers, Donovan Mitchell leads the Utah Jazz (27-9) at home against the Houston Rockets (11-24) as 17-point favorites. The matchup, which airs on SportsNet SW, tips at 10:00 PM ET on Friday, March 12, 2021. The matchup has an over/under of 229.

The betting insights in this article reflect data from DraftKings sportsbook as of March 12, 2021, 12:05 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Jazz vs Rockets Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of March 12

Jazz:
Udoka Azubuike: Out (Ankle)

Rockets:
David Nwaba: Out (Wrist),
Dante Exum: Out (Calf),
John Wall: Day To Day (Knee),
Eric Gordon: Day To Day (Groin),
Christian Wood: Day To Day (Ankle),
Danuel House Jr.: Day To Day (Knee),
Rodions Kurucs: Day To Day (Oblique)

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Jazz (-17)
Total Pick Under (229)
Prediction Jazz 121, Rockets 101

The model projects the Jazz to win, just as DraftKings does, but the model favors them by a small margin more (19.8 to 17).

The DraftKings point total for this game is just 6.5 points highter than the model projection.

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Jazz Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Donovan Mitchell 34 24.7 4.7 5.4 1.0 0.3 3.3
Jordan Clarkson 36 17.9 4.0 2.3 0.9 0.2 3.2
Mike Conley 29 16.1 3.5 5.7 1.4 0.1 2.8
Bojan Bogdanovic 36 15.7 3.9 1.9 0.5 0.1 2.7
Rudy Gobert 36 14.2 13.2 1.3 0.5 2.7 0.0

Jazz Player Props

  • Mitchell’s PRA prop total for the contest is set at 33.5, 1.2 less than his season average of 34.7.
  • Rudy Gobert’s rebounding prop total for the game is listed at 12.5 rebounds, 0.7 rebounds lower than his season average of 13.2.
  • Mitchell’s three pointers made prop total for the contest is set at 3.5, 0.2 shots greater than his season average of 3.3.
  • Gobert’s blocks prop over/under for the contest is set at 2.5, 0.2 blocks lower than his season average of 2.7.

Rockets Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Christian Wood 17 22.0 10.2 1.3 0.9 1.5 1.9
John Wall 25 21.0 3.2 6.0 0.9 0.7 2.0
Victor Oladipo 25 20.1 5.2 4.7 1.5 0.4 2.4
Eric Gordon 27 17.8 2.1 2.6 0.5 0.5 2.6
Jae’Sean Tate 35 10.0 5.2 1.7 0.9 0.5 0.6

Shooting Trends

  • This season, the Jazz have a 46.8% shooting percentage from the field, which is 0.1% higher than the 46.7% of shots the Rockets’ opponents have knocked down.
  • In games Utah shoots better than 46.7% from the field, it is 16-2 against the spread and 17-1 overall.
  • Houston is 10-7 against the spread and 10-7 overall when allowing opponents to shoot higher than 46.8% from the field.
  • The Rockets are shooting 43.6% from the field, 1.3% lower than the 44.9% the Jazz’s opponents have shot this season.
  • Houston is 9-5 against the spread and 8-6 overall when it shoots higher than 44.9% from the field.
  • This season, Utah has a 13-0-1 record against the spread and a 14-0 straight up record when it allows opponents to shoot above 43.6% from the field.
  • The Jazz are hitting 39.8% of their three-point shots this season, 2.9% higher than the 36.9% the Rockets allow opponents to shoot from deep.
  • Utah is 18-3-1 against the spread and 19-3 overall when it shoots better than 36.9% from distance.
  • Houston has put up an 8-12-1 against the spread while going 9-12 overall in games this season when its opponents shoot better than 39.8% from deep.
  • The Rockets are knocking down 33% of their shots from beyond the arc, which is 2.4 percentage points fewer than the 35.4% the Jazz’s opponents are averaging on the season.
  • Houston has a 6-5 ATS record and is 7-4 straight-up when the team hits more than 35.4% of its three-point attempts.
  • Utah has a 12-1 ATS record and a 12-1 straight-up record in games this season it has shot better than 33% from three-point distance.
  • The Jazz connect on 17.1 three-pointers per game this season, 3.7 more makes per game than the Rockets allow (13.4).
  • Utah is 24-6-1 against the spread and 25-6 overall when it makes more three-pointers than its opponents, while Houston is 2-11 ATS and 2-11 straight up in games when it is out-shot from distance.
  • The Jazz make the most three-pointers in the league, while the Rockets give up the 10th-fewest makes from beyond the arc.

Jazz vs Rockets Stat Rankings

Jazz Rank Jazz AVG Rockets AVG Rockets Rank
3rd 116.6 Points Scored 107.5 25th
4th 107.8 Points Allowed 113.2 22nd
1st 48.1 Rebounds 42.4 26th
5th 11.1 Off. Rebounds 8.8 23rd
1st 17.1 3pt Made 13.4 9th
21st 23.9 Assists 22.2 28th
17th 13.7 Turnovers 14.2 23rd

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