Jazz vs Suns NBA Odds, Game Preview & Betting Analysis
- When: Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 10:00 PM ET
- Where: Talking Stick Resort Arena, Phoenix, AZ
- TV: ATRM, FASZ
- Radio: Utah / Phoenix
- Live Stream: NBA League Pass
- NBA Odds: Utah -7 / Total: 222.5
Why Bet On Utah?
The best reason to back the Jazz is that they’re semi-desperate to get their act together before the playoffs after falling into eighth place in the Western Conference playoff race. Utah has lost three of four including a humbling 98-89 loss to Oklahoma City on Monday night.
The Jazz shot the ball poorly from the field, even though they never quit against the Thunder in a game that attracted national media attention because of some fan interaction with Thunder guard Russell Westbrook.
“I liked how we competed on the defensive end. The offense will come,” Jazz coach Quin Snyder said afterward. “We’ve just got to maintain a defensive mindset. It was a tough night offensively. We had some open looks and missed some stuff at the rim, and at one point cut it to five in spite of that.” Mitchell tallied 25 points despite his suspect shooting and he is averaging 29.9 points over the past nine games.Team Statistics Offense:
- Average Score For: 109.88
- Field Goals: 46.02%
- Three Points: 34.78%
- Free Throws: 73.17%
- Rebounds: 45.85
- Average Score Against: 106.77
- Field Goals: 45.40%
- Three Points: 35.87%
- Free Throws: 75.79%
- Rebounds: 43.08
Why Bet On Phoenix?
The best reason to back Phoenix is because the Suns are playing their best ball of the season right now. Phoenix has won five of their last seven games including a fantastic 115-111 road win over Golden State on Sunday that snapped an 18-game losing streak against the defending champs.
Sweet-shooting two guard Devin Booker scored a team-high 37 points and dished out 11 assists in the win over Golden State and he is putting up a whopping 33.7 points over his past three games.
“This team has changed in many ways where when we’re down and teams go on runs we come together more than we ever have and that’s been the success for us,” Booker said. “That’s why we’ve been able to pull out big wins of late. When teams go on runs, that’s when we need each other more than ever.” Booker scored at least 35 points on 11 occasions this season, one behind the franchise mark held by Hall of Famer Connie Hawkins.
- Average Score For: 106.97
- Field Goals: 45.72%
- Three Points: 32.93%
- Free Throws: 78.17%
- Rebounds: 40.34
- Average Score Against: 115.91
- Field Goals: 48.23%
- Three Points: 36.50%
- Free Throws: 75.58%
- Rebounds: 46.59
Jazz vs Suns NBA Betting Trends
- Utah is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
- Utah is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Utah’s last 7 games
- Phoenix is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
- Phoenix is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Phoenix’s last 5 games
Expert Analysis and Prediction for Jazz vs Suns
While I’ve been seriously impressed with Phoenix’s play recently, I’m going to advise you to back the Utah Jazz to get the big road win in this one simply because they’re elite at the defensive end of the floor and completely desperate right about now.
The Jazz have won the past four meetings against the Suns by an average of 24.5 points, including a 116-88 home win on Feb. 6. Not only that, but Utah has gone 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road game, 16-4-1 ATS in their last 21 games following an SU loss and a bankroll-boosting 15-5-1 ATS in their last 21 games following a ATS loss.
While Phoenix has gone 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games,5-2 ATS in their last 7 games and a perfect 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall, the Suns are also just 8-18 ATS in their last 26 home games against a team with a losing road record and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games against teams from the NBA Northwest division. With the favorite in this rivalry going 9-4-1 ATS in the last 14 meetings, I say back the Jazz to win and cash in.
NBA Betting Pick: Utah 108 Phoenix 103