phoenix suns 140 vs utah jazz 137

ANALYSIS

Two top-5 Western Conference teams face off in Utah on Friday night.

The importance of Chris Paul to the Suns can’t be overstated. Including the game Paul got hurt in and only played 14 minutes, the Suns are 1-3 since he’s been out. They’ve lost to the 76ers, Magic, and Heat, and are now facing a surprisingly good Jazz team. Devin Booker is averaging 26.5 points per game but needs to take more on his shoulders when Paul is out, and more of their role players need to pick up the pieces.

Though they’ve now lost two straight to the Wizards and 76ers, The Jazz might still be the biggest surprise of the season so far. After trading Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert in the offseason, they were supposed to be a bottom-5 team this year, right? Apparently not. The Jazz are 4th in the league in scoring, 9th in 3 point FG%, and 4th in defending the 3 on defense. Lauri Markkanen is averaging a career high 21.8 points per game, but will need to find his footing again after being limited by the Wizards and 76ers.

Before playing each other on Friday night, the Suns play at home against the Warriors on Wednesday night, and the Jazz host the Knicks on Tuesday night.

WHY BET ON THE phoenix suns

The Suns have covered the spread in 7 of their last 10 games. Their defense is what’s kept them winning this season as they’re 1st in opponents’ points and 6th in opponents’ field goal percentage.

WHY BET ON THE utah jazz

The Jazz have covered the spread in 7 of their last 9 games, though they’ve failed to cover in their last 2. The over has hit in 4 out of the Jazz’ last 6 games.

VS PAST MATCHUPS

Feb-8th
UTA
under
115
:
129
PHX
Nov-17th
PHX
over
131
:
128
UTA
Oct-28th
UTA
under
104
:
126
PHX
Mar-27th
PHX
over
117
:
103
UTA
Nov-26th
UTA
under
112
:
113
PHX
Nov-18th
PHX
under
133
:
134
UTA

PHX GAMES

MIN
over
122
:
116
PHX
MIN
over
126
:
109
PHX
PHX
under
93
:
105
MIN
PHX
under
95
:
120
MIN
PHX
over
125
:
106
MIN

UTA GAMES

UTA
under
116
:
123
GSW
UTA
over
110
:
109
LAC
HOU
under
121
:
124
UTA
DEN
over
111
:
95
UTA
UTA
under
110
:
118
GSW

STATISTICS & RECORDS

AVG. per Game

team stats

AVG. per Game
Games
82
Total Games Played
82
Fouls
92
Tech Fouls
44
Minutes
241.2
AVG Minutes
241.5
Assists
27
AVG Assists
27.2
Points
116.2
Points
115.7
Rebounds
33.9
Avd Defensive Rebounds
33.2