Utah Jazz vs Phoenix Suns NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Utah Jazz vs Phoenix Suns Prediction 2/8/2024

The Utah Jazz (26-26) travel to face off against the Phoenix Suns (30-21) on Thursday, February 8th. This game will be played at Footprint Center in Phoenix and televised on AZFa. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 9:00 ET.

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The Jazz Are Coming Off A Win

The Jazz beat the Thunder in their most recent game, ending with a score of 124-117. Heading into the game, the Jazz were the underdogs at +3 giving them both a straight-up and ATS win. Before the game, the over/under line was 239.5 points, and both teams ended up surpassing that mark.

Overall, the Jazz have gone 26-26 and have posted a 2-1 record in their last three games. In the Western Conference, the Jazz are 10th and are 4th in the Northwest Division.

Against the spread, Utah are currently above .500, at 31-21 ATS. In their last two home games, Utah has successfully covered the spread, and they maintain an ATS record of 18-6 at home compared to 13-15 on the road.

The Suns Are Coming Off A Win

The Suns took down the Bucks in their most recent game with a final score of 114-106. The Suns managed to secure te win, even though they were behind at halftime 49-48.

Heading into their matchup with the Jazz, the Suns have an overall record of 30-21 and have gone 2-1 in their last three games. In the Western Conference, they are 5th overall and are 2nd in the Pacific division.

Phoenix arrives with an ATS record of 20-30 for the season up to this point. This season, Phoenix has a 14-23 record against the spread when they are the favorites, and they are 6-7 as underdogs.

Jazz Offense Breakdown

Coming into today’s action, Utah is averaging 117.9 points per contest. This figure places them 11th in the league.

Utah’s offense has been one of the league’s best this season, ranking 11th in points per game at 117.9. However, their scoring has been significantly better at home (123.9) compared to on the road (112.7).

So far, the Jazz have outscored the NBA scoring average in 61.5% of their games this season. In terms of pace, Utah is 10th in the league at 100.1 possessions per game.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Jazz are 13th in made threes (13.2) but have struggled with their efficiency, ranking 22nd in three-point shooting percentage (35%). Overall, they are 19th in field goal percentage (47%).

Suns Offense Breakdown

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The Suns arrive for today’s game as one of the NBA’s top offensive teams, scoring an average of 117.3 points per game (12th).

At home, the Suns are averaging 116.8 points per game, which is 14th in the NBA. Overall, they are 12th in the league with 117.3 points per game. This season, Phoenix has outscored the NBA scoring average in 54.9% of their games.

Phoenix has been one of the most efficient teams in the league, shooting 49% from the field, which is 3rd in the NBA. They are also 4th in true shooting percentage. In terms of pace, the Suns are 21st at 98.1 possessions per game.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Suns are 8th in the league at 37%. However, they are just 23rd in three-pointers made per game. Inside the arc, Phoenix is 6th in two-point shooting at 56%.

Jazz Team Defense

On defense, the Jazz come into the game ranked 23rd in the league in points allowed at 119.7 per game. Over their last three games, the team is allowing 117.3 points per contest (27th). In the terms of takeaways, Jazz are causing 15.1 turnovers per game, ranking 30th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 5th in rejections, averaging 6 blocked shots each game.

Suns Team Defense

On defense, the Suns come into the game ranked 15th in the league in points allowed at 114.4 per game. Over their last three games, the team is allowing 115.7 points per contest (28th). Most recently, the Suns’ defense put together a solid performance, giving up just 106 points to the Bucks.

Key Players For The Jazz And Suns

Our projections for today’s game indicate that Lauri Markkanen will be the primary scorer for the Jazz, with 24 points and going 8/16 from the field. During this season, he is delivering an average of 23.8 points per game, along with 8.6 rebounds.

As for Phoenix, Devin Booker is projected to be the primary scorer for the Suns. Our forecast has him finishing the game with 26, and adding 4 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 50.2% and is averaging 27.9 points per contest.

Jazz vs Suns Trends

  • Although Utah has a straight up record of 1-2 in their last three road games, they have not held up as well vs the spread going 1-2. The team averaged 117 points per game in these games.
  • Across their last five home contests, Phoenix has been good against the spread posting a mark of 3-2. Their overall mark in these games was 3-2, while averaging 122 points per game.
  • The last three games that Utah was the underdog, they have an ATS mark of 1-2 while going 1-2 straight up.
  • Phoenix has done well both straight up and vs the spread when favored to win the game, going 3-2 SU and 3-2 ATS in their last five games.

Jazz vs Suns Prediction

For a point-spread bet in this Jazz vs. Suns matchup, we’re leaning towards the Jazz at +6.5. Although our projections show the Suns winning 119-116, we suggest placing your bet on the Jazz for the point-spread.

As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 243.5, and our model projects the Jazz and Suns to reach a combined total of 235 points. Our bet is on taking the under.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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