Jazz Looking to Tie Season Series Against Suns
The Phoenix Suns have been the best team in the league throughout the entire season. They have the best record in the association while maintaining that No. 1 seed in the Western Conference virtually the entire way.
Meanwhile, Utah has been uneven of late. They are riding some momentum with wins in three of four but posted five straight, prior.
A win could help the Jazz lock down the No. 5 seed in the conference, but Phoenix would like to push them down a little further. Which team is the best bet versus the NBA odds here? Let’s dive into this NBA game betting preview and find out.
Suns Don’t Have a Weak Spot
While the Phoenix Suns don’t get a lot of spotlight or attention, they’re a sound, and solid team. This team has the best field goal percentage in the league and because of that, they are ranked fourth in points scored per game at 115.0.
The Suns are also ninth in the league at points allowed per game to their opponents. They have depth, chemistry, and balance, and they play together on the defensive end as well.
If you betonline, you have to ask yourself who is playing for them in this game and what’s the motivation? In their latest outing, they rested four of their five starters and they ended up losing to the Los Angeles Clippers.
Before you wager on this game in the sportsbook, check out the latest lineup news as that will be a big factor here.
Jazz Coming Back Around
It wasn’t looking good for the Utah Jazz a few days ago but they have since picked up a few nice wins. They beat the Los Angeles Lakers, then knocked off the Memphis Grizzlies in overtime a few days later.
Despite there being some weird locker room issues, the on-court performance has stayed pretty much the same.
Donovan Mitchell continues to be the lifeblood of their offense, averaging 26.0 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 5.3 assists per game. Then Rudy Gobert controls the entire game plan defensively, with 14.7 rebounds and 2.1 blocks per game.
It’s going to take a full team effort in to beat the best team in the league.
Suns vs Jazz Head-to-Head
Phoenix beat the Jazz in the first two games played, earlier in the season, however, Utah exacted their revenge in the third matchup.
Suns vs Jazz Game Information
- Game: Suns (62-15) vs Jazz (46-32)
- Location: Vivint Arena, Salt Lake City, UT
- Day/Time: Friday, April 8th. 9:30 p.m. ET
- Suns vs Jazz Live Stream: NBA Game Pass
Suns vs Jazz Betting Lines
Suns vs Jazz Prediction
Utah has been on a tear lately but it’s hard to imagine that they will defeat the Suns unless they choose to rest their starters. Phoenix saw Jae Crowder, Chris Paul, DeAndre Ayton, and Devin Booker all missing their most recent game due to rest.
If they are good to go, then they should be able to win this contest. However, it’s hard to see why the Suns would get up for this game.
The Jazz are favored by one point and will probably get the victory here. The Jazz need this game a lot more than the Suns do.
Pick: Utah Jazz -2 ½ (-110)