The Utah Jazz are making a playoff push but they can ill-afford to have a misstep tonight against the struggling Suns when the two teams clash at 6:00PM ET from Phoenix.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Jazz opened as 8-point road favorites but the line has been bet up to 8.5 for their game tonight against the Suns. As for the total, the number opened at 193.5 and that's where it current sits.
Utah is a perfect 9-0 against the spread in its last nine games versus a team with a losing record and is now 5-0 ATS in its last five games versus an opponent with a winning percentage below .400. The Jazz are also 9-3 at the betting window in their last 12 games and 5-1 against the number in their last six road games versus a team with a losing home record.
The Jazz have also had success in this series, covering in six of their last eight games versus the Suns and going 15-7-1 ATS in their last 23 games in Phoenix. The favorite is also a perfect 5-0 at the betting window in the last five meetings between these two teams.
With no postseason berth on the line, the Suns could choose to sit talented guard Brandon Knight (groin) tonight. He's officially day-to-day with his injury but there's no need to rush him onto the court as his injury continues to flare up on him. Phoenix is simply playing out the final string of games on its schedule so it can put an end to another disastrous season.
SUNDAY NBA FREE PICK: UTAH JAZZ -8.5