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Phoenix Suns at Utah Jazz 4/8/22 - NBA Picks & Predictions

Utah Jazz vs Phoenix Suns Odds & Info

Game Utah Jazz vs Phoenix Suns
Date & Time Friday April 8, 2022, 9:30 PM (EDT)
Location
Vivint Center Salt Lake City, UT
Latest odds
UTA -2.5 ; O/U 226.5
TV Channel
NBATV

The Phoenix Suns look to bounce back from a loss when visiting the Utah Jazz on Friday. Phoenix is 63-17 and the Suns have clinched first place in the Pacific Division as well as in the Western Conference playoff standings. Phoenix was defeated by the Los Angeles Clippers 113-109 on Wednesday.  Ish Wainwright was the leading scorer for Phoenix with 20 points and the Suns gave many of its regulars less playing time.

Devin Booker is the leading scorer for Phoenix with an average of 26.7 points per game, while Deandre Ayton is the second leading scorer and the leading rebounder with averages of 17.2 points and 10.2 rebounds per game. Chris Paul is the leader in assists with an average of 10.7 assists per game. Phoenix has seven players averaging double figures in scoring and as a team the Suns are scoring an average of 115.0 points per game.

Utah looks for its third consecutive victory when hosting Phoenix on Friday. The Jazz are 48-32 and lead the Northwest division by one game over the Denver Nuggets. Utah is fifth in the Western Conference playoff standings, one game ahead of Denver and two games behind the Dallas Mavericks with two games remaining on the regular season schedule. Utah defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday 137-101. Bojan Bogdanovic was the leading scorer for Utah with 27 points.

Donovan Mitchell is leading Utah in scoring and assists with averages of 26.0 points and 5.3 assists per game, while Rudy Gobert is the leading rebounder with an average of 14.8 rebounds per game, which also leads the NBA. Utah has five players averaging double figures in scoring and as a team the Jazz are scoring an average of 113.5 points per game.

Recent Betting Trends

  • Phoenix is 1-4 ATS in its last 5
  • The UNDER has cashed in 5 of the Suns last 6
  • Utah is 1-7-1 ATS in it last 9
  • The OVER has cashed in 4 of the Jazz last 5

Free NBA Pick:

Utah Jazz -2.5

Phoenix has already clinched both the Pacific Division title and the top seed in the Western Conference playoffs. The Suns have been giving regulars fewer minutes in order to be rested for the start of the postseason. Utah is battling with Denver for fifth place in the Western Conference and has an outside chance for fourth place. Therefore, Utah has far more incentive in this matchup on Friday. Final Score Prediction, Utah Jazz wins and covers ATS 111-105.

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