Rockets vs. Jazz NBA Preview (4/11/24) Odds, Lineups & Injuries

Written By Editorial Team on April 11, 2024
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The Houston Rockets are scheduled to play against the Utah Jazz on April 11, at 9:00 PM at Delta Center in Salt Lake City, UT. The game will be broadcast on KJZZ. This matchup is notable for NBA bettors looking into betting odds, with a point spread of 10.5 and an over/under of 228.5. The Rockets come in with a money line of -485, while the Jazz are at +361.

Rockets vs. Jazz pregame odds for Thursday night

Pregame NBA betting odds for the upcoming match between the Rockets and Jazz show a variety of lines across different sportsbooks. Notably, the point spread is set around 10 to 10.5 in favor of the Rockets, with an over/under consistently marked at 228.5. DraftKings lists the Rockets at -520 on the moneyline, while FanDuel offers -460, indicating a favor towards the Rockets in this matchup. Massachusetts sportsbooks have tonight’s Rockets vs. Jazz odds listed as follows:

  • DraftKings: Rockets -10.5, over/under 217
  • FanDuel: Rockets -10.5, over/under 217
  • Caesars: Rockets -10.5, over/under 216.5
  • BetMGM: Rockets -10.5, over/under 217.5

Odds are subject to change and vary between sportsbooks for the Rockets vs. Jazz.

Rockets vs. Jazz projected starting lineups (4/11/24)

Houston Rockets starting lineup tonight

  • PG: Fred VanVleet
  • SG: Jalen Green
  • SF: Amen Thompson
  • PF: Dillon Brooks
  • C: Jabari Smith Jr.

Utah Jazz starting lineup tonight

  • PG: Keyonte George
  • SG: Johnny Juzang
  • SF: Brice Sensabaugh
  • PF: Taylor Hendricks
  • C: Ömer Yurtseven

Projected lineups and injuries are pulled from Sportsdata.

Rockets vs. Jazz injuries tonight

Houston Rockets: without Steven Adams (C) due to a knee injury, Jae’Sean Tate (SF) sidelined with an ankle injury, Alperen Sengün (C) out with an ankle injury, and Tari Eason (SF) missing due to a leg injury.

Utah Jazz: significant injuries include Jordan Clarkson (SG) with a back injury, Walker Kessler (C) with a nose fracture, Kris Dunn (PG) out with a foot injury, Lauri Markkanen (PF) sidelined due to a shoulder injury, John Collins (PF) out with a back injury, and Collin Sexton (PG) missing due to illness.

Team standings & stats for today’s game

Houston Rockets team stats

The Houston Rockets stand at 39-40, placing them 11th in the Western Conference and 3rd in the Southwest Division. They have a balanced record in their last ten games, with five wins and five losses — including a loss to the Golden State Warriors last Thursday. In their latest matchup against the Orlando Magic, the Rockets secured a victory with 106 points, a FG% of 45.3, and a 3PT% of 29.2. The Rockets’ season stats are as follows:

  • Points per game: 114.2
  • Points allowed per game: 113.2
  • Rebounds per game: 45.3
  • Assists per game: 24.8
  • FG%: 45.9
  • 3PT%: 35.9

Utah Jazz team stats

The Utah Jazz, with a record of 29-50, are currently 12th in the Western Conference and 4th in the Northwest Division. Their performance has been struggling recently, as evidenced by their last ten games, where they have not secured a win. In their most recent game against the Denver Nuggets, the Jazz scored 111 points, with a field goal percentage (FG%) of 48.9 and a three-point percentage (3PT%) of 37.8. Season stats for the Jazz include:

  • Points per game: 115.6
  • Points allowed per game: 120.7
  • Rebounds per game: 45.4
  • Assists per game: 27.3
  • FG%: 46.6
  • 3PT%: 35.6

Player stats for Rockets vs. Jazz on Thursday

As the Jazz and Rockets prepare for their upcoming faceoff, NBA bettors and fans are closely analyzing player performances. The Jazz showcased a balanced attack in their last game, with Ömer Yurtseven leading the way. Meanwhile, the Rockets’ Fred VanVleet put up impressive numbers, making this matchup a key focus for bettors.

Houston Rockets leaders ahead of tonight’s game

Looking at the season stats, both teams have players who are crucial to their success. The Jazz’s Collin Sexton and the Rockets’ Jalen Green are among the top scorers, indicating a high-scoring affair could be on the cards, impacting NBA betting odds. Here are Utah’s top players from Tuesday’s outing win against Orlando.

  • Fred VanVleet (PG): 37 PTS, 8 RBS, 6 ASTS
  • Jabari Smith Jr. (PF): 23 PTS, 7 RBS, 5 ASTS
  • Dillon Brooks (SF): 15 PTS, 5 RBS, 3 ASTS
  • Jalen Green (SG): 14 PTS, 5 RBS, 5 ASTS
  • Amen Thompson (F): 13 PTS, 8 RBS, 4 ASTS

Here are Houston’s top five season leaders heading into tonight’s matchup against the Jazz.

  • Alperen Sengün (C): 21.1 PPG, 9.3 RPG, 5.0 APG
  • Jalen Green (SG): 19.8 PPG, 5.2 RPG, 3.6 APG
  • Fred VanVleet (PG): 17.1 PPG, 3.8 RPG, 8.1 APG
  • Jabari Smith Jr. (PF): 13.9 PPG, 8.2 RPG, 1.5 APG
  • Dillon Brooks (SF): 12.8 PPG, 3.4 RPG, 1.7 APG

Utah Jazz leaders ahead of tonight’s game

As the Jazz gear up for their clash against the Rockets, the focus is on key players who have been instrumental in their teams’ performances. With Walker Kessler (C) ruled out, Omer Yurtseven is expected to start in his place, having averaged 13.3 points and 8.3 rebounds over the last three games. Since Collin Sexton (PG) is also out, Johnny Juzang is anticipated to start, with Talen Horton-Tucker and Jason Preston expected to see increased minutes. Here are the top five Jazz players from their Tuesday loss against Denver:

  • Talen Horton-Tucker (SG): 24 PTS, 3 RBS, 2 ASTS
  • Ömer Yurtseven (C): 20 PTS, 11 RBS, 2 ASTS
  • Luka Samanic (PF): 15 PTS, 10 RBS, 3 ASTS
  • Brice Sensabaugh (F): 10 PTS, 5 RBS, 2 ASTS
  • Keyonte George (G): 10 PTS, 3 RBS, 5 ASTS

Here are the top five Utah players for the season:

  • Lauri Markkanen (PF): 23.2 PPG, 8.2 RPG, 2.0 APG
  • Collin Sexton (PG): 18.7 PPG, 2.6 RPG, 4.9 APG
  • Jordan Clarkson (PG): 17,1 PPG, 3.4 RPG, 5.0 APG
  • John Collins (PF): 15.1 PPG, 8.5 RBG, 1.1 APG
  • Keyonte George (G): 12.8 PPG, 2.8 RPG, 4.5 APG
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