Suns vs. Jazz Prediction
Should bettors lay double-digit points on the home favorite Jazz when they host the Phoenix Suns tonight at 9:00 p.m. ET in Utah?
Thursday, March 15, 2018
TV: N/A, 9:00 p.m. ET
According to oddsmakers from online sportsbook YouWager, the Jazz are a 13-point home favorite to beat the Suns, while the over/under sits at 213.5 points. Phoenix is just 1-9 over its last 10 games and 4-6 at the betting window during that span, while Utah is 8-2 over its last 10 games and 6-4 at the betting window during that stretch.
The Jazz opened as 12.5-point home favorites but the line moved to 13 at the majority of online sportsbooks. The total, meanwhile, hit the board at 212 but was bet up to 213.5.
As of this writing, 75% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Jazz to cover the point spread tonight as a home favorite. Meanwhile, 60% of the betting tickets are on the over.
KEY INJURY TO WATCH
Devin Booker (hand) is probable to play tonight for the Suns but Alan Williams (knee) remains out. On the other side, Dante Exum (shoulder) is probable but Tony Bradley (concussion) is questionable and Paul Neto (Wrist) is out.
I don't typically like laying double-digit points on any team, especially in a letdown spot like this one, but Rudy Gobert and the Jazz are too hot to pass up. The Jazz are 5-0 against the spread in their last five games, are a perfect 5-0 against the number in their last five games coming off a win, and are 5-0 at the betting window in their last five games playing on only one day of rest. On the other side, the Suns have not covered the spread in five straight attempts when facing an opponent with a winning record. They're also 3-9 at the betting window in their last 12 conference games and are 1-4 against the spread in their last five games after scoring 100 points or more in their previous contest.
OUR PREDICTION: UTAH JAZZ -13