Suns vs. Jazz - 2/6/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Utah Jazz (23-25) at Phoenix Suns (14-37)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Talking Stick Resort Arena)
The Line: Phoenix Suns +4.5 -- Over/Under: 195 See the Latest Odds
TV: ROOT, FSAZ
The Utah Jazz and Phoenix Suns meet Saturday night at the Talking Stick Resort Arena.
The Utah Jazz look to build on their five-game winning streak. The Utah Jazz are averaging 97.6 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 96.4 points on 44.7 percent shooting. Gordon Hayward is averaging 19.8 points and 3.7 assists while Rodney Hood is averaging 14.2 points and 3.2 rebounds. Trey Burke is dishing 2.6 assists and Trevor Booker is grabbing 6.5 rebounds. The Utah Jazz are shooting 35.9 percent from beyond the arc and 75.4 percent from the free throw line. The Jazz are allowing 36.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.5 rebounds per game. The Utah Jazz have lost six of their last eight road games.
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The Phoenix Suns need a victory in order to snap a six-game losing streak. The Phoenix Suns are averaging 100.6 points on 44 percent shooting and allowing 106.5 points on 47.2 percent shooting. Markieff Morris is averaging 10.9 points and 5.1 rebounds while Devin Booker is averaging 10.5 points and 1.5 assists. Mirza Teletovic is grabbing three rebounds and Jon Leuer is dishing 1.3 assists. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 36.7 percent from beyond the arc and 75.4 percent from the free throw line. The Suns are allowing 37.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.1 rebounds per game. The Phoenix Suns have lost nine of their last 11 home games.
The Jazz are 11-4-1 ATS in their last 16 games playing on 0 days rest and 2-8 ATS in their last 10 road games. The Suns are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 vs. Western Conference and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 Saturday games. The home team is 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
I'm not backing the Suns against anyone with little chalk or points. Phoenix simply isn't a good basketball team and it makes things worse without its top three players. Give me Utah and the reasonable number.