The Phoenix Suns (5-6) travel to face off against the Utah Jazz (4-7) on Friday, November 17th. This game will be played at Delta Center in Delta Center and televised on ESPN. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 10:00 ET.
The Suns Are Coming Off A Win
The Suns notched a win against the Timberwolves in their most recent game, concluding with a score of 133-115. The start of the second half saw the Suns in the lead, at 76-54.
Today, the Suns are entering the action with an overall record of 5-6 and have achieved a 1-2 record over their last three games. Away from their home court, the Suns have a 3-2 record this season, in contrast to their 2-4 record at home.
So far, Phoenix is below .500 in their ATS record, currently standing at 5-6. As the favorite this season, Phoenix is 3-5 vs. the spread while going 2-1 as the underdog.
The Jazz Are Coming Off A Win
The Jazz clinched a 115-99 win over the Trail Blazers in their previous game. At the beginning of the second half, the Jazz were leading 67-58.
Today, the Jazz are entering the action with an overall record of 4-7 and have achieved a 2-1 record over their last three games. Away from home, the Jazz have a 1-5 record this season, while maintaining a 3-2 record in their home games.
Against the spread, the Jazz have covered in two straight games and have an overall ATS record of 5-6. On the road, the Jazz have an ATS record of 2-4, as opposed to a 3-2 record against the spread when playing at home.
Suns Offense Breakdown
Phoenix has recorded an average of 113.7 points per game (14th) throughout 11 games games. When looking at the team’s pace of play, the Suns are currently below the league average in possessions per game, averaging just 98.5 per contest. This deliberate style of basketball has played a role in the unit ranking just 23rd in made shots per game.
Jazz Offense Breakdown
Through 11 games the Jazz are averaging 114 points per contest, placing them 13th in the NBA. When looking at the team’s pace of play, the Jazz are currently below the league average in possessions per game, averaging just 99.5 per contest. A key aspect of the team’s offensive struggles is the fact that they not only play at a slow pace, but they struggle to score inside. Heading into today’s game, Utah is just 20th in shots made inside the arc.
Suns Team Defense
Coming into today’s game, the Suns’ defense is giving up an average of 112.4 points per contest.
When it comes to forced turnovers, the Suns are forcing 15.5 per game, which is 27th in the league. They also come into the game sitting 3rd in blocked shots at 6.5 per game.
Jazz Team Defense
Looking at the Jazz defense, they will be looking for a better performance considering they are currently conceding 119.5 points per game (26th).
Utah struggled on the boards in their last game vs. the Trail Blazers, giving up 16. For the game, Portland scored 99 points in the game.
Key Players For The Suns And Jazz
Our game forecasts for today suggest that Devin Booker is set to be the main scorer for the Suns, recording 17 points and shooting 6/11 from the field. During this season, he is delivering an average of 31.3 points per game, along with 6.3 rebounds.
On the opposing side, we anticipate Lauri Markkanen to be the top scorer for the Jazz. Our projection has him finishing the game with 15, and he is expected to secure 6 rebounds. This season, he is shooting at a field goal percentage of 48.1%, and his scoring average is 23.9 points per game.
Suns vs Jazz Trends
- In their last ten games away from home, the Suns have a straight up record of 5-5 while going 4-6 vs. the spread. The team averaged 107 points per game in this stretch.
- Through their last ten home games, Utah has an ATS record of just 6-4. However, their overall record was 2-8 while averaging 112 points per game.
- Looking back on the team’s last three games as the underdog, the Jazz have a straight up record of 1-2. Their record vs the spread in these games was 1-2.
- Against the spread, the Suns have put together of 2-3 in their last five games as the betting favorite. In these same games, they went 3-2 straight up.
We’re calling a win for the Suns, with a final score of 115-101, and we’re taking them to cover the spread. Our recommendation is to bet on the Suns at -5.
Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 236.5 and given that our model is projecting 216 points between the teams, we like the under.
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