Jazz vs Suns Prediction NBA Picks 2/8/24

Phoenix Suns (30-21) vs Utah Jazz (26-26)

Game Info: Thursday, February 8, 2024 at 9:00 pm (Footprint Center)

Betting Odds: Phoenix Suns -6.5 -- Over/Under: 242 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Utah Jazz look for a win after splitting their last 8 games. The Phoenix Suns look for a win after winning 4 of their last 5 games. Let’s preview this game and give out a Utah Jazz vs Phoenix Suns prediction.

Utah Jazz Betting Preview

The Utah Jazz are coming off wins over the Bucks and Thunder. The Utah Jazz are averaging 117.9 points on 47.2 percent shooting and allowing 119.7 points on 47.9 percent shooting. Lauri Markkanen is averaging 23.8 points and 8.6 rebounds, while Collin Sexton is averaging 17.4 points and 2.5 rebounds. Jordan Clarkson is the third double-digit scorer and John Collins is grabbing 8 rebounds. The Utah Jazz are shooting 35.8 percent from beyond the arc and 82.4 percent from the free throw line. The Utah Jazz are allowing 38.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.6 rebounds per game.

Phoenix Suns Betting Preview

The Phoenix Suns recently lost to the Hawks while beating the Wizards and Bucks. The Phoenix Suns are averaging 117.3 points on 49.8 percent shooting and allowing 114.4 points on 46.8 percent shooting. Kevin Durant is averaging 28.3 points and 5.6 assists, while Devin Booker is averaging 27.9 points and 4.7 rebounds. Bradley Beal is the third double-digit scorer and Grayson Allen is grabbing 4 rebounds. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 37.8 percent from beyond the arc and 81 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Suns are allowing 36.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.3 rebounds per game. The Suns will take on the Warriors after this game.

Phoenix Suns Player Facts

  • Jusuf Nurkic ranks 6th in the Western Conference amongst qualified players for rebounds per game (10.3) this season.

Utah Jazz Player Facts

  • Lauri Markkanen ranks 1st amongst qualified Centers for three-pointers made Per Game (3.3) this season.
  • Collin Sexton ranks 14th amongst qualified players for FT% (88.4%) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Suns rank 30th in the league for Q4 points per game this season (24.7).
  • The Suns rank 1st in the league for Q3 win percentage this season (68.6%).
  • The Jazz rank 30th in the league for opponent blocks per game this season (6.5).
  • The Jazz rank 30th in the league for turnovers per game this season (15.8).

Utah Jazz vs Phoenix Suns prediction

The Phoenix Suns are the better team, obviously, and they've played some of their best ball lately with their star trio slowly coming together. However, this is a letdown spot for the Suns after just playing the Bucks and having the Warriors on deck. Also, the Jazz have been sneaky competitive lately, and the last two games against the Suns have been decided by a combined 6 points. The last meeting went into overtime. The Jazz are 31-21 ATS on the season, which makes them the third best covering team in the league. Give me the Jazz and the free buckets.

Randy’s Pick Utah Jazz +6.5

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