Phoenix Suns vs. Utah Jazz
NBA Basketball: Monday, December 14, 2020 at 9:00 pm (Vivint Smart Home Arena)
The Line: Utah Jazz -2.5 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Phoenix Suns and Utah Jazz meet Monday in NBA preseason action at the Vivint Smart Home Arena.
The Phoenix Suns look for a win after losing their preseason opener to the Jazz. The Phoenix Suns are averaging 105 points on 43.3 percent shooting and allowing 119 points on 50 percent shooting. Langston Galloway is averaging 17 points and one rebounds while Devin Booker is averaging 16 points and six assists. Mikal Bridges is the third double-digit scorer and Deandre Ayton is grabbing 14 rebounds. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 34.5 percent from beyond the arc and 81 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Suns are allowing 41.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48 rebounds per game.
The Utah Jazz look for another preseason win after beaten the Suns on Saturday. The Utah Jazz are averaging 119 points on 50 percent shooting and allowing 105 points on 43.3 percent shooting. Jordan Clarkson is averaging 19 points and three rebounds while Nigel Williams-Goss is averaging 15 points and two rebounds. Donovan Mitchell is the third double-digit scorer and Bojan Bogdanovic is grabbing four rebounds. The Utah Jazz are shooting 41.5 percent from beyond the arc and 74.1 percent from the free throw line. The Utah Jazz are allowing 34.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45 rebounds per game.
The Suns are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games and 10-1 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Jazz are 4-12-2 ATS in their last 18 home games and 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Suns are 4-10-1 ATS in the last 15 meetings in Utah and 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
The Utah Jazz were one of the more impressive teams in their preseason debut, as they got whatever they wanted offensively and crushed to a comfortable victory. The problem is the Jazz are often hit or miss on those type of performances, and they're playing a young Suns club that can push the pace and fill it up. If the Jazz don't make their shots like they did in the opener, they'll be on the losing side in this one. I still see value in the Suns in the underdog role, something I'll say a lot this season.