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Suns vs Jazz Pick, Preview & Betting Odds For Monday, March 27th

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Check out our free Suns vs Jazz pick and preview for Monday, March 27th. See who we like to win and cover the spread in today’s NBA matchup.

Check out our free Suns vs Jazz pick and preview for this NBA game in Salt Lake City. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this NBA matchup.

Suns vs Jazz NBA Pick & Preview

  • Sport: NBA
  • Teams: Phoenix Suns at Utah Jazz
  • Where: Salt Lake City at Vivint Smart Home Arena
  • Date: Monday, March 27th
  • Betting Odds UTA +7, PHO -276 | UTA +222 O/U 233.0

So far, the Suns have put together an overall record of 39-35, while going 38-34-2 vs the spread. In the teams past 3 games, their overall mark sits at 1-2. Phoenix is 1-2 vs the spread in these matchups.

The Suns will look to keep things rolling, as they previously beat the 76ers by a score of 125-105. Heading into the game, they were 1 point favorites against the spread, giving them an ATS win. Phoenix was able to maintain control throughout the game, as they outscored the 76ers in each quarter. In the win, Devin Booker led the team in scoring with 29 points on a field goal percentage of 50.0%.

The Jazz come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 35-39. So far, the team has gone 40-31-3 against the spread. The Jazz head into today’s action in the midst of a 3 game losing streak. Their average scoring differential in these defeats is -16.0.

The Jazz will be looking to bounce back from a 121-113 loss to the Kings. In terms of betting, Utah entered as 9 point underdogs, giving them an ATS win. Utah let an opportunity for a win slip away as they held a lead going into the 2nd half of action. Leading the team in scoring was Walker Kessler, as he contributed 31 points while hitting 87.5% of his shots.

Head To Head Recap & Stats

In the most reecent game between the two teams, the Jazz picked up a 134-133 win over the Suns. When looking at the outcome vs the spread, Utah entered as the 1.0 point favorite, resulting in an ATS push. So far, the two team’s have split their season series, with each team at 1-1. Similar to their season-long average, the Suns averaged 111.25 points per game vs the Jazz. While the Suns were able to maintain their usual level of production against Utah, the Jazz averaged fewer points per game in the series, at 107.25. Through the last 5 head-to-head matchups, neither team has gotten a leg up on the spread, each sitting at 2-2-1. In addition, the games have been competitive with an average of just 2 points per game separating the teams. The over-under record in these same games is 2-3, with the teams combining for an average of 228 points per game.

Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game

This season, the Phoenix offense is ranked 18th in the NBA in scoring at 113.7 points per game. Coming into today’s game, the Suns will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 12.3 made 3’s per game. If the Phoenix offense is going to improve, they must continue to do a good job avoiding turnovers. Currently, the unit is 12th in fewest turnovers per game.

So far, the Suns have played well defensively, as they are ranked 9th in the league at 107.33 points per contest.

A key injury to note in this game is the absence of the Suns 2nd leading scorer, Kevin Durant. In his 42 games, Durant is averaging 29.5 points per game while dishing out 5.2 assists and grabbing 6.8 rebounds. In his absence, the team will be looking for even more production out of Devin Booker, who leads the team and is 10th in the NBA at 28.2 points per contest. For the season, he has connected on 50.2% of his field goal attempts while taking 22.8% of the team’s shots from the floor.

Utah will look to continue with their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 117.3 points per game (6th). The Jazz come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 13.7 made 3’s per game. If the Utah offense is going to continue to produce at a high level, they will need to do a better job taking care of the ball as they are turning the ball over at an above-average rate.

On the defensive end of the floor, the Jazz are giving up an average of 107.57 points per game, good for 10th in the NBA.

Smart bettors will be keeping a close eye on the injury report for this matchup, as Jazz are in jeporady of not having two of their top scorers availble vs the Suns. Right now, Jordan Clarkson is already listed as out, while Lauri Markkanen is questionable. For the season, Jordan Clarkson is 2nd on the team in scoring and 46.0th in the league at 20.8 points per game. As long as he is able to play, Lauri Markkanen will look to be even more assertive on offense. In his 64 games, he has accounted for 19.2% of the team’s field goal attempts and is 59th in the NBA in usage rate. Overall, he is averaging 25.7 points per game for Utah.

Suns vs Jazz Pick

  • Free Spread Prediction: Jazz +7
  • Free Total Prediction: Under 233.0

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