Jazz vs. Suns Pick
Will the Utah Jazz pick up a cover as a rare road favorite when they take on the Phoenix Suns tonight at 9PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at YouWager, the Jazz are favored on the road in this game, as they are getting odds of -5.5 points against the Suns. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 210 points. Utah has won six of the last seven meetings with the Suns, but Phoenix won the lone meeting this season and the Suns have covered in three straight encounters. Tonight’s game is set to take place from Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Arizona.
Utah has won three straight coming into tonight’s game, including a 30-point win over the Warriors on Tuesday. The Jazz are currently 22-28 overall, 7-19 on the road and 26-24 against the spread. Utah is scoring and allowing 102 points per game this season. On the road, the Jazz score just 99.2 per game while allowing 105.6 per contest. Donovan Mitchell has led the team with 19.3 points per game while Rudy Gobert is averaging 12.3 points and 9.7 rebounds per contest. Their second-leading scorer, Rodney Hood, is out for tonight with a leg injury.
Phoenix snapped a five-game losing streak with a 102-88 win over Dallas at home on Wednesday. The Suns are now 18-34 overall, 9-17 at home and 25-25-2 against the spread. Phoenix is putting up 104.9 points per game on offense this season while allowing 111.8 per contest on defense. Devin Booker is leading the team with 24.4 points and 4.8 assists per game while TJ Warren is adding 19.8 points and 5.3 rebounds per contest.
Neither team provides a lot of confidence to cover tonight. Utah is the better team, but the Jazz aren’t going to be a road favorite often. The Suns have struggled everywhere, but are coming off a nice win at home over the Mavs. Still, Phoenix has been easily outclassed at home by teams like the Knicks and Pacers in recent weeks. I think Utah will be able to do enough to cover and stay in the mix in the Western Conference playoff chase. The public betting likes Utah as well.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: UTAH JAZZ -5.5