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Utah Jazz vs. Phoenix Suns - 12/21/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Phoenix Suns (12-16) at Utah Jazz (11-14)

NBA Basketball: Monday, December 21, 2015 at 9:00 pm (EnergySolutions Arena)

The Line: Utah Jazz -3 -- Over/Under: 199.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: FSAZ, ROOT

The Phoenix Suns and Utah Jazz square off Monday night at the EnergySolutions Arena.

The Phoenix Suns look for a victory after splitting their last eight games. The Phoenix Suns are averaging 104.8 points on 45.3 percent shooting and allowing 105.2 points on 46.6 percent shooting. Eric Bledsoe is averaging 22 points and 6.6 assists while Brandon Knight is averaging 19.9 points and 5.1 assists. Markieff Morris is grabbing five rebounds and Jon Leuer is dishing 1.4 assists. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 37.6 percent from beyond the arc and 74.3 percent from the free throw line. The Suns are allowing 37.4 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 16 turnovers per game. The Phoenix Suns have lost six of their last eight road games.  

Utah Jazz vs. Phoenix Suns - 12/21/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Utah Jazz look for a victory after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Utah Jazz are averaging 97 points on 44 percent shooting and allowing 97.3 points on 45 percent shooting. Gordon Hayward is averaging 18.7 points and 4.9 rebounds while Derrick Favors is averaging 16.8 points and 8.6 rebounds. Alec Burks is dishing 2.3 assists and Rodney Hood is grabbing 2.6 rebounds. The Utah Jazz are shooting 36.4 percent from beyond the arc and 74.2 percent from the free throw line. The Jazz are allowing 35.9 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 14.4 turnovers per game. The Utah Jazz have split their last eight home games.

The Suns are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 vs. NBA Northwest and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games. The Jazz are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 2 days rest and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Pacific. The Suns are 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Utah.

The Suns are one of the more inconsistent teams in the league and Utah's defense should make the difference here. I don't trust Phoenix much, especially on the road. I like the Jazz to win and cover the bucket. 

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Utah Jazz -3

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