Phoenix Suns vs. Utah Jazz Pick-Odds-Prediction 11/30/13
Utah Jazz (2-15) at Phoenix Suns (9-7)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, November 30, 2013 at 9:00 pm (US Airways Center)
The Line: Phoenix Suns -8.5 -- Over/Under: 196 See the Latest Odds
The Utah Jazz will be looking for payback here as the Jazz try to get revenge for their loss to the Suns on Friday in Utah.
The Phoenix Suns may not be the prettiest team in the league right now, but the Suns are getting it done, owning a record of 9-7 this season. The Suns are allowing just 98.9 points per game this season, while scoring an average of 101.6 on the year. The Suns come into their meeting with the Jazz on Saturday, winners of two straight, including a win against Utah on Friday in Utah. The Suns defeated the Jazz 112-101 on Saturday, easily coming back from the early hole the Jazz put them in.
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The Utah Jazz are sitting at 2-15 this season. I have been saying all season long that this team is better than their record states, but the Jazz have yet to show me anything. Utah is ranked 28th in the league offensively this season, as this team just cannot consistently put points on the board. The defense is decent, allowing 99.9 this year, but without any kind of solid play on the offensive end, the Jazz will continue to struggle.
The Phoenix Suns are a very solid 11-3 against the spread this season, as this team has surprised many by their strong play this year. When the Suns are up against a team that has a losing record, Phoenix is 5-2 against the spread, and the Suns are 4-1 ATS this season when facing a team allowing 99+ points per game.
The Utah Jazz are 7-9 against the spread this season. When the Jazz are playing against a team with a winning record, Utah is just 3-4 against the spread this season.
I am going with the under in this spot. I am tempted to take the Suns, but following last night I am expecting a better defensive performance from both teams here.