Utah Jazz vs. Phoenix Suns
The Phoenix Suns look for their seventh straight victory against the Utah Jazz tonight. The Jazz are -6.5 point favorites over the Suns with an over/under point total set at 203.
Head to head, the Suns are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings and 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Utah, while the road team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the underdog is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings. The Jazz are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 home games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 home games vs. a team with a losing road record, but just 7-15 ATS in their last 22 games as a home favorite of 5.0-10.5. The Suns on the other hand are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 0 days rest, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games and 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games overall.
With Utah and Phoenix currently occupying the ninth and tenth spots out West, this is a big game for both teams tonight. While Utah has been a dominate home team all season long, the Suns are picking up crucial wins on the road as they have now won three of their last four after taking down the Sacramento Kings 109-100 on Tuesday night.
The Suns have dominated the Jazz in the recent meetings, winning the last three meetings in Salt Lake City and six straight overall. While I’m a little concerned about Utah’s ability to dominate down low, Phoenix are really playing some great basketball and I think this one will come down to the wire. I’m not sure who wins this one, but I just can’t see it being a comfortable win for either team here.
Phoenix Suns +6.5 Utah Jazz