Two Western Conference teams sitting outside the playoff spots but with opposite trajectories are clashing tonight, when the red-hot Utah Jazz (29-28), looking to extend the longest active winning streak in the league, are hosting the Phoenix Suns (18-40), who want to end another lengthy losing streak. Phoenix Suns vs Utah Jazz Spread and Prediction.
Date/Time: 02-14-2018, 21:00 EDT
Spread: Utah Jazz -12.5
Jazz have a 29-28 record (31-26-0 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit in the 10th place of the West. They have ten consecutive wins and in their last game they won at home against the Spurs with a 101-99 score, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by the rookie Donovan Mitchell with 19.4 ppg, while Rudy Gobert follows with 12.5 ppg and a team high 9.8 rebounds per game. Ricky Rubio adds 12.3 ppg and a team high 5.2 assists per game.
Suns have an 18-40 record (26-30-2 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit on the second to last place of the West. They have six consecutive losses and in their last game they lost on the road against the Warriors with an 83-129 score, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Devin Booker with 24.3 ppg, adding 4.4 rebounds and a team high 4.8 assists per game but he is out with an injury. He is followed by TJ Warren with 19.5 ppg and 5.2 rebounds per game.
In their two previous meetings earlier this season, each team won once (Suns at home by 9 points and Jazz on the road by 32). Jazz are 17-9 at home so far this season, while Suns are 9-19 on the road. Suns are slightly better offensively, scoring 104 ppg to Jazz’s 103.4, while Jazz are better defensively, allowing 101.8 ppg to Suns’ league-low of 112.9. Jazz have better percentages both in field goals, shooting with 45.87% to Suns’ 44.05% and in 3-pointers, shooting with 37.79% to Suns’ second-worse of 33.08%. They are also better in assists made, with 21.4 to Suns’ 20.9, while Suns are only better in rebounding, grabbing 43.9 to Jazz’s 41.9. Jazz are the hottest team in the league right now and Vegas odds give them a -12.5 spread which they are expected to beat for an easy home victory tonight.
Phoenix Suns vs Utah Jazz Prediction: Utah Jazz -12.5 (-108)
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Phoenix Suns vs Utah Jazz Spread and Prediction