Jazz vs. Suns Prediction

NBA Predictions: Are Jazz good bet to cover point spread vs. Suns? 1/16/17

Are the Utah Jazz a good bet to cover tonight as a road favorite versus the Phoenix Suns at 9:00PM ET?

According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Suns are now 5.5-point home underdogs versus the Jazz after opening as a 4.5-point dog. As for the total, the number hit the board at 203.5 but has been bet up to 202 at the majority of online and Vegas sports books.

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Rudy Gobert scored 19 points with a season-high 19 rebounds, two assists and two blocks on Saturday against the Magic. It was Gobert's 27th consecutive game with double-digit rebounds and he now has five double-doubles in the month of January. He's having a tremendous season for the Jazz, averaging career highs with 12.1 points, 12.3 rebounds, and 2.5 blocks per game.

Devin Booker matched his career-high 39 points in a massive upset of the Spurs on Saturday. Booker added two rebounds, two assists and three 3-points in the Suns' 108-105 thriller versus the Spurs. T.J. Warren also scored 12 points with one rebound, two steals and two turnovers in 26 minutes against the Spurs, with Tyson Chandler scored eight points with 15 rebounds, one assist and one steal.

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OUR PREDICTION: The Jazz have been a good play against the Suns of late, going 4-1-1 against the spread in their last six games against Phoenix and 16-7-1 at the betting window in their last 24 road games versus the Suns. The favorite is also 6-1-1 against the number in the last eight meetings between these two teams while the road squad is 3-1-1 against the spread in the last five meetings. The Suns are just 4-13-1 against the spread in their last 18 conference games and are 1-5-1 ATS in their last seven games against opponents from the Northwest Division.

 

MONDAY NBA PREDICTION: UTAH JAZZ -5.5

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