Free NBA Pick: Jazz vs. Suns NBA Odds
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2021 NBA Handicapping
(45-17) Utah Jazz vs. Phoenix Suns (44-18)
Date: Friday, April 30th
Time: 10:00 PM EST
Venue: Phoenix Suns Arena, Phoenix, Arizona
NBA Moneyline Odds: Jazz +170 | Suns -200
NBA Betting Odds: Suns -4.5
NBA Betting Total: 222.5
Friday, April 30th finds the Utah Jazz and Phoenix Suns play for the third and final time this season. The Suns won both prior games with the first meeting on December 31st (106-95) and the second on April 2nd, (117-113) in overtime.
Despite only 10 games remaining for most teams, this match could be the most important of all the contests remaining in the Western Conference.
A win by the Suns would move them into a tie with Jazz but because they are both leading their divisions the Suns would take over the top spot given they would own the tiebreak.
The Suns hold the all-time record between the clubs with 95 wins in 188 meetings. Last season, the clubs played twice splitting the contests.
For the majority of the season, the Jazz has been lucky when it came to avoiding injuries and after being the first team hit by COVID-19 they’ve also been fortunate in avoiding players missing multiple games due to the virus this season.
So the fact they are just now getting hit with injuries is very poor timing given what’s at stake. Donovan Mitchell is slated to miss his seventh game with a right ankle sprain.
Perhaps more concerning is the fact Mike Conley is also expected to be out dealing with right hamstring tightness. That puts a ton of pressure on Bojan Bogdanovic, Jordan Clarkson, and Rudy Gobert to produce the offense required.
The Jazz are 5-3 in their last eight with a 154-105 rout of the Rockets in their last match. Eight Jazz players scored in double-figures with Bogdanovic and Clarkson leading the way scoring 24 and 23 points respectively.
Royce O’Neale (wrist) is questionable while Mitchell (ankle), Conley (hamstring), and Azubuike, Udoka (ankle) are all expected to be out as per the NBA injury report.
The value of Chris Paul and his status as the Point God continues to reach legend status. His addition to the Suns hasn’t just helped the young team improve in their winning efforts but his gritty character resonates throughout the lineup.
His impact was clearly on display in their last two victories as Phoenix ending the winning streak against the Knicks and then defeated the very hot Clippers in their first game home after a very hard opposite coast trip.
CP3 led his crew with a double-double of 28 points and 10 assists plus three rebounds and three steals. Devin Booker is soaking up the lessons of mentor Paul like a sponge and was equally impactful with 21 points, six rebounds, and three assists.
Jae Crower (ankle) is listed as probable for Friday after missing the last four games. Abdel Nader (knee) is out.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Jazz are 7-3 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
- The teams are 5-5 ATS in the last 10 head to head meetings
- Over/Under is 3-7 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
Free Utah Jazz vs. Phoenix Suns NBA Prediction:
Although the Jazz had the easiest schedule of all the elite West opponents down the stretch they haven’t capitalized producing a record of 9-6 in the month.
Conversely, the Suns are 11-4 in the month with important victories against elite teams including one versus the Jazz already.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Suns ATS
A new leader will emerge in the Western Conference after this game!
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