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Last Updated Jan 24, 2022, 14:46 PM

Utah Jazz vs. Phoenix Suns Predictions, Picks, Odds

Nationally televised NBA coverage will resume Monday night with a heavyweight Western Conference bout between the Utah Jazz and Phoenix Suns. Coverage begins from Footprint Center at 9:00 p.m. ET on NBA TV.

SCORE PREDICTION

Suns 116, Jazz 106

BEST BETS

Suns -7 (-110) at WynnBet

UTAH JAZZ VS. PHOENIX SUNS PREDICTIONS

After finishing second in the West with a record of 51-21 SU last year, Phoenix kept that same ball rolling with an excellent start to this season, as the Suns opened with an impressive 26-5 SU and 17-14 ATS run – with 14 of those victories coming by 10+ PTS.

The last few weeks have been relatively shaky for Phoenix though, considering the Suns sit just 10-4 SU and 8-6 ATS since Christmas Day – despite getting tagged as favorites in all 14 of those contests.

On the other hand, Utah also dominated to start the season, as the Jazz kicked things off with a 28-10 SU 19-18-1 run – with 20 of those SU victories coming by 10+ PTS.

Utah has played awful across its most recent stretch though, considering the Jazz are just 2-6 SU and 1-7 ATS in their last eight games, despite getting tagged as favorites of 5+ PTS in seven of those contests – highlighted by head-scratching SU losses to the Pistons, Rockets, and Pacers.

I’ll lay the points with Phoenix here, as the Jazz sit 3-6 SU and 1-7-1 ATS across their last nine games, while tallying just 108 PPG offensively during that timeframe – setting the stage for another difficult road matchup against a Suns squad that’s racked up 115 PPG across their current 9-1 SU run.

UTAH JAZZ VS. PHOENIX SUNS BETTING ODDS

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UTAH JAZZ VS. PHOENIX SUNS BETTING RESOURCES

  • Matchup: Northwest vs. Pacific
  • Date: Monday, January 24, 2022
  • Venue: Footprint Center
  • Location: Phoenix, Arizona
  • TV-Time: NBATV - 9:00 p.m. ET
  • Injury Report

UTAH JAZZ BETTING ANALYSIS

Straight Up - SU, Against the Spread - ATS, Over-Under (O/U)

  • SU: 30-16
  • ATS: 20-25-1
  • O/U: 23-22-1

Utah has been the most consistent squad in the West over the last few regular seasons, which is no coincidence, considering the Jazz wield an incredibly well-balanced attack – currently ranked 1st in the league in offensive efficiency (1.130 OE), and 11th in defensive efficiency (1.057 DE).

Utah’s consistency quickly fades without Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert on the floor though, considering the Jazz have averaged just 108 PPG across their current 2-6 SU and 1-7 ATS stretch – with five of those SU losses coming in the absence of Mitchell or Gobert.

PHOENIX SUNS BETTING ANALYSIS

Straight Up - SU, Against the Spread - ATS, Over-Under (O/U)

  • SU: 36-9
  • ATS: 25-20
  • O/U: 19-25-1

After battling for the conference crown all the way through the final calendar day of last year’s regular season (51-21 SU), it was surprising to see Phoenix struggle out of the gate to start the year, as the Suns lost three of their first four games to start this season.

Clearly, Phoenix just needed a few days to knock off the rust though, considering the Suns boast records of 33-6 SU and 23-16 ATS since their opening skid, now ranking 3rd in the league in both scoring and offensive efficiency (112.5 PPG, 1.095 OE) – while also ranking 5th in points allowed and 2nd in defensive efficiency (104.5 PPG, 1.017 DE).

The Jazz are 1-7-1 ATS in their last nine games. (AP)

UTAH JAZZ VS. PHOENIX SUNS HEAD-TO-HEAD

The Suns swept a three-game regular-season set against Utah last year, with the first matchup staying under the total at a score of 106-95 – while the following two events soared over at an average of 225.5 PPG.

KEY PLAYERS TO WATCH

  • UTA: Mike Conley - PG (14.1 PPG, 3 REB, 5.2 AST)
  • UTA: Jordan Clarkson - SG (15.3 PPG, 3.5 REB, 2.2 AST)
  • PHO: Devin Booker - SG (24.3 PPG, 5.3 REB, 4.4 AST)
  • PHO: Chris Paul - PG (14.1 PPG, 4.3 REB, 10.1 AST)

UTAH JAZZ VS. PHOENIX SUNS BETTING CONCLUSION

After posting a sixth straight victory on Saturday night, the Suns enter Monday’s contest as seven-point home favorites over the visiting Jazz – marking just the third time Utah has been an underdog all season.

I’ll lay the points with Phoenix here, as the Suns have played increasingly well as of late, currently sitting at 9-1 SU across their last ten games, while racking up 115 PPG offensively during that timeframe – likely presenting a steep uphill battle for a Jazz squad that’s averaging just 108 PPG across their latest 3-6 SU skid.

UTAH JAZZ VS. PHOENIX SUNS BETTING TRENDS

  • The Jazz are 1-7-1 ATS in their last nine games.
  • The Suns are 4-1 ATS in their last five games.
  • The total has gone UNDER in five of the last six Jazz' games.
  • The total has gone UNDER in five of the last six Suns' games.
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