Free NBA Pick: Suns vs Jazz Lines
Looking for Phoenix Suns vs. Utah Jazz free NBA picks? NBA betting sees the Suns taking on the Jazz on Tuesday December 6, 2016 at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all NBA basketball matchups so stay tuned for more FREE daily NBA hoops predictions.
(6-14) Phoenix Suns vs. Utah Jazz (12-9)
Date: Tuesday, December 6
Time: 9:00PM EST
Venue: Vivint Smart Home Arena – Salt Lake City, Utah
NBA Moneyline Odds: Off
NBA Betting Odds: Utah -8.5
NBA Betting Total: 204
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Tuesday night NBA sees two Western Conference foes face off who have been absent from the postseason for a while, but one is gunning for a return while the other is aiming for ping pong balls in June’s draft lottery.
*All statistics, rankings and trends are current as of this writing on Monday, Dec. 5 2016.
Phoenix is an exciting young team that just can’t put it all together. Devin Booker has proven he can be counted on as a reliable scorer.
Eric Bledsoe, Tyler Ulis and Brandon Knight round out the backcourt, while prospects such as Dragan Bender, Marquese Criss and Alex Len provide hope for the future of the frontcourt.
There’s also T.J. Warren who has surprised most this season (his absence has been felt while dealing with an illness).
The problem is that veterans such as Tyson Chandler, Jared Dudley and Leandro Barbosa haven’t been enough to balance out the youth at this point in the process.
Entering this contest, Phoenix is just 29th in the league in terms of points allowed at 113.2 per game. Offensively, however, this group is excelling, putting up an impressive 106.3 points per night — good enough for eighth in the NBA.
The problem, of course, is that the Suns are a clear net negative in the scoring column. This team hasn’t won two games in a row more than once this season.
The Utah Jazz need health to be on their side if they hope to make their return to the playoffs.
They could also use more consistency scoring the basketball.
At 99.5 points per contest, Utah is just 25th in the league in scoring. The good news is that things are trending upward in Salt Lake City.
During the Jazz’s most recent success streak (they’ve won five out of their last six), the scoring average has jumped to 108.3 points per night — a number that would place them at seventh in the league if maintained for the course of the season.
Where this team really makes a name for itself is on defense. So far this year, Utah is allowing just 94.8 points per contest.
How good is that number you ask? Let’s ask all 29 other teams in the NBA — because that’s how many trail the Jazz in that category.
Utah is No. 1 this season in points per game allowed and fourth in defensive efficiency.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Suns are 3-14 ATS in their last 17 games playing on 2 days rest.
- Suns are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 vs. Western Conference.
- Jazz are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. Western Conference.
- Jazz are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall.
- Jazz are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than .400.
- Jazz are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games.
- Jazz are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest.
Free Phoenix Suns vs. Utah Jazz NBA Prediction:
The Jazz haven’t lived up to the expectations that were set upon them this season, but they’re still a dominant defensive squad that should have no trouble against the likes of the lottery-bound Suns.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Utah ATS
Give this one to the Jazz, and give it to them by double digits at home.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Utah 107 – Phoenix 94
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