Phoenix Suns at Utah Jazz Betting Predictions

by | Apr 8, 2022 | nba

Phoenix Suns (63-17 SU, 43-37-0 ATS) vs. Utah Jazz (48-32 SU, 32-45-3 ATS)

When: Friday April 08 2022, 09:30 PM (ET)

Where: Vivint Smart Home Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah

TV: BSAZ

Point Spread: PHX +3/UTA -3 (Opened UTA -1.5 at Everygame - Check out their 200% bonus on your $25 deposit!)

Total: 226.5 (Opened at 226.5)

Money Line: Phoenix Suns 121/Utah Jazz -145

Power Rating: UTA -3

Probable Starting Lineups

Phoenix Suns PG Chris Paul Off Inj, SG Devin Booker Off Inj, SF Mikal Bridges, PF Jae Crowder Off Inj, C Deandre Ayton Off Inj

Utah Jazz PG Mike Conley, SG Donovan Mitchell, SF Bojan Bogdanovic, PF Royce O’Neale Off Inj, C Rudy Gobert

Key Injuries

Phoenix Suns
Devin Booker: Back (QUESTIONABLE)
Deandre Ayton: Ankle (QUESTIONABLE)
Jae Crowder: Ankle (QUESTIONABLE)
Chris Paul: Thumb (QUESTIONABLE)
Dario Saric: Knee (OUT)

Utah Jazz
Royce O’Neale: Thumb (PROBABLE)
Trent Forrest: Foot (OUT)
Mike Conley: Knee (QUESTIONABLE)
Udoka Azubuike: Ankle (OUT)

The Utah Jazz host the Phoenix Suns in a Western-Conference matchup. Tip-off is set for 09:30 PM ET at the Vivint Smart Home Arena.

Recent Form

The Phoenix Suns come into this game with an overall record of 63-17, placing them 1st in the Western Conference. So far, Phoenix is above .500 on the road, holding a record of 31-9. Over the Suns’ last five games, they have picked up just 2 wins. In this stretch, Phoenix’s offense is scoring right in line with their season average, putting up 109.0 points per game. Combined, the Suns’ last five opponents are giving up 110.0 points per contest. A key reason for Phoenix’s recent struggles is a defensive unit giving up 113.0 points over their previous five contests. This figure is up from their season average of 107.3. In the Phoenix Suns’ most recent game, the team fell to the LA Clippers by a score of 113-109.

The Utah Jazz come into this game with an overall record of 48-32, placing them 5th in the Western Conference. So far, Utah is above .500 at home, holding a record of 29-11. The Jazz have played well over their last five games, picking up 3 wins. During this stretch, Utah is averaging 120.0 points per game, 6.0 points more than their season average of 113.8. This uptick in offensive play has come while playing a group of opponents who are collectively giving up 110.0 points per contest. The Jazz have been picking up victories while holding opponents to an average of 111.0 points per game, similar to their season average of 107.9. In the Utah Jazz’ most recent game, Utah took down Oklahoma City by a score of 137-101.

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Individual Player Analysis

As Phoenix travels to take on the Utah Jazz, they will be looking for some role players to carry the scoring load, as several of their key starters are likely to miss tonights game. Against the Jazz, they will need to be on top of their game as Utah is allowing their opponent’s top scorers to surpass their average in 37.0% of their games, placing them in the top 10. On the other side, Donovan Mitchell leads the Jazz in scoring, averaging 26 points across his 68 games. Throughout the season, Mitchell has outscored his season average in 51.0% of his outings. On the season, the Suns have allowed their opponent’s top scorer to surpass their season average in 47.06% of their games, giving them a rank of 11th among NBA defenses.

Matchup Analysis

The Jazz come into this game, as the more efficient offensive team, averaging 114 points per 100 possessions. When playing as the superior offensive unit, Utah is winning at a rate of 72%. These wins are coming by an average margin of 16.0 points. On the other side, the Suns hold the advantage on the defensive end of the floor. So far, they have played 37 games as the better defensive team, picking up 30 wins.

The Historicals

Heading into today’s matchup, the Phoenix Suns and Utah Jazz have met up for 3 games. In their last meeting, Utah picked up a 118-114 win.

How the Public is Betting the Suns vs Jazz

67% are betting the Jazz against the spread.

52% are wagering on the game to go over the posted total of 226.0

Betting Trends Worth Noting

  • Suns are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games as an underdog.
  • Suns are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games as a road underdog.
  • Jazz are 10-4-1 ATS in their last 15 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of greater than .600.
  • Jazz are 16-33-4 ATS in their last 53 games overall.

Joe’s Pick to Cover the Spread

Heading into this matchup, the Utah Jazz are 2.5 point favorites, as the Suns are likely to rest several of their key players. On the other side, the Jazz have locked up a playoff spot, but are looking to fend off the Nuggets for the 5th seed in the West. Throughout the season, the Jazz have been one of the best teams at generating free-throw attempts. With the Suns giving extended minutes to their backups, look for Utah to have no problem getting to the line, picking up the win and covering the spread. Bet your Suns vs. Jazz pick and ALL your NBA predictions for FREE this week by taking advantage of a 100% REAL CASH bonus on your first deposit of $100 to $300 at MyBookie Sportsbook! Must use bonus code PREDICT100 and go through this special link!

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