Utah Jazz vs. Phoenix Suns - 2/24/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Phoenix Suns (23-34) at Utah Jazz (36-20)
NBA Basketball: Monday, February 24, 2020 at 9:00 pm (Vivint Smart Home Arena)
The Line: Utah Jazz -7.5 -- Over/Under: 223.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Phoenix Suns and Utah Jazz meet Monday in NBA action at the Vivint Smart Home Arena.
The Phoenix Suns look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Phoenix Suns are averaging 112.2 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 113.5 points on 47.3 percent shooting. Devin Booker is averaging 26.3 points and 6.4 assists while Kelly Oubre Jr. is averaging 18.8 points and 6.5 rebounds. Deandre Ayton is the third double-digit scorer and Ricky Rubio is dishing 8.6 assists. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 34.5 percent from beyond the arc and 82.1 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Suns are allowing 36.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.2 rebounds per game. The Phoenix Suns have lost five of their last six road games.
The Utah Jazz look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Utah Jazz are averaging 111.1 points on 47.4 percent shooting and allowing 107.5 points on 44.9 percent shooting. Donovan Mitchell is averaging 24.1 points and 4.3 assists while Bojan Bogdanovic is averaging 20.9 points and 4.1 rebounds. Jordan Clarkson is the third double-digit scorer and Rudy Gobert is grabbing 14.6 rebounds. The Utah Jazz are shooting 38.4 percent from beyond the arc and 77 percent from the free throw line. The Utah Jazz are allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.8 rebounds per game. The Utah Jazz have lost four of their last six home games.
The Suns are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games as an underdog and 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Jazz are 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 home games, 1-8-1 ATS in their last 10 games as a favorite and 3-8-1 ATS in their last 12 games overall. The under is 4-0 in Suns last 4 overall. The over is 6-1 in Jazz last 7 games playing on 1 days rest. The Suns are 2-7-1 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Utah and 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
The Phoenix Suns are back to not playing a lick of defense, which makes them hard to trust on the road, but they're still 15-13 against the spread on the road where they lose by an average of just 3.4 points. The Utah Jazz continue to play up and down basketball, and they've looked bad defensively in their first two games since the all star break. There's better options on this NBA Monday, but if forced to pick, I want the Suns and the free buckets.