Utah Jazz vs. Phoenix Suns: 12/31/2020 NBA Betting Preview, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on December 31, 2020

The Utah Jazz (2-1) square off against the Phoenix Suns (3-1) as 3.5-point favorites on Thursday, December 31, 2020 at 9:00 PM ET on NBA TV. The matchup has an over/under of 218.

Betting Information

Jazz vs Suns Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Jazz -3.5 -110 -110 218 -110 -110
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Head to Head

Utah holds an 8-2 record in the last 10 head-to-head games against Phoenix. The Suns have a 2-0 edge against the spread when matched up with the Jazz.

Jazz vs Suns in 2020-21
Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/24/2020 Jazz Jazz -8 224 -350 271 Regular Season 131-111 PHO
10/28/2019 Jazz Suns -5 213 -206 170 Regular Season 96-95 UTA
4/3/2019 Suns Regular Season 118-97 UTA
3/25/2019 Jazz Regular Season 125-92 UTA
3/13/2019 Suns Regular Season 114-97 UTA
2/6/2019 Jazz Regular Season 116-88 UTA
3/15/2018 Jazz Regular Season 116-88 UTA
2/14/2018 Jazz Regular Season 107-97 UTA
2/2/2018 Suns Regular Season 129-97 UTA
10/25/2017 Suns Regular Season 97-88 PHO
  • 10/28/2019 DNP – Suns: Deandre Ayton
  • Jazz Betting Information

    • Utah did not perform well against the spread last season, posting a 36-42-1 record.
    • When favored by at least 3.5 points, the Jazz struggled to a 20-27 record ATS last season.
    • Utah was reliable for the over last season, combining with opponents to reach the total in 43 of 79 games for a 54.4% rate.
    Bet on the Utah Jazz to win the NBA Championship.

    Suns Betting Information

    • Phoenix covered the spread in greater than half of its contests, going 37-34-2 ATS.
    • When they were at least 3.5-point underdogs, the Suns had a record ATS of 8-11-1.
    • Phoenix and its opponents hit the over in less than half of their matchups last year — 35 of 73 (47.9%).
    Bet on the Phoenix Suns to win the NBA Championship.

    Over/Under Analysis

    • In 42 of 79 games (53.2%) last season, the Jazz and their opponents scored at least this matchup’s over/under of 218 points.
    • Phoenix and its opponents combined to score more than 218 points in 78.1% of their matchups last season (57 of 73 chances).
    • Opponents of the two teams averaged a combined 4.3 more points per game last season (222.3) than this game’s over/under of 218 points.
    • The average point total in Jazz games last season was 2.4 more points than the total of 218 in this matchup.
    • The average over/under in Suns games last season was nine more points than the point total of 218 in this outing.
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    Jazz Leaders

    • Donovan Mitchell put up 24.0 points per game last season.
    • Rudy Gobert notched 13.5 rebounds per game and Joe Ingles averaged 5.2 assists per game .
    • Bojan Bogdanovic was prolific from the three-point line a season ago, connecting on 3.0 per game.
    • Mitchell swiped 1.0 steal per game. Gobert collected 2.0 blocks a contest.

    Suns Leaders

    • Devin Booker scored 26.6 points per game last season.
    • Chris Paul collected 6.7 assists a game and Deandre Ayton pulled down 11.5 rebounds per outing.
    • Jae Crowder had a solid showing from beyond the arc a season ago. He knocked down 2.9 shots from deep per game.
    • Paul averaged 1.6 steals per game. Ayton collected 1.5 blocks an outing.
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