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Phoenix Suns vs. Utah Jazz - 4/3/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Utah Jazz at Phoenix Suns
Date & Time Wednesday April 3, 2019, 10:00 PM (EDT)
Location
Talking Stick Resort Arena
Phoenix, AZ
The Line
The Line: Phoenix +9
TV Channel
ATRM, FSAZ
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The Utah Jazz and the Phoenix Suns duke it out at the Talking Stick Resort Arena on Wednesday night.

The Utah Jazz look to be peaking at just the right time as they’ve won 10 of their last 11 games and they will be gunning for a sixth straight win after taking down the Hornets in a 111-102 home win on Monday. Donovan Mitchell led the team with 25 points and five assists, Ricky Rubio added 20 points with 13 assists while Rudy Gobert controlled the paint with 18 points and 18 rebounds on eight of 10 shooting. As a team, the Jazz shot 48 percent from the field and 15 of 35 from the 3-point line as they dominated the early proceedings to lead by 13 points at halftime, but they really had to fight till the end as the Hornets’ Kemba Walker refused to give up in the fourth quarter where he scored 22 of his 47 points. With the win, Utah improved to 47-30 overall and 27-12 at home which is currently good for fifth place in the Western Conference.

Meanwhile, the Phoenix Suns have been in a real funk lately as they’ve lost eight of their last 10 games, but they will be feeling confident after putting a halt to a six-game losing streak with a 122-113 home win over the Cavaliers on Monday. Devin Booker led the team with a “quiet” game of 25 points with 13 assists, Josh Jackson and Jamal Crawford each scored 19 points while Mikal Bridges chipped in with 15 points. As a team, the Suns shot a healthy 54 percent from the field and 13 of 37 from the 3-point line as they put together one of more balanced scoring efforts of the season, pouring in 71 points in the first half while having six players finish in double figures. With the much-needed win, Phoenix improved to 18-60 overall and 11-28 at home.

Looking at the betting trends, the Jazz are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 road games, 4-1 ATS in their last five games against a team below .400 and 1-4 ATS in their last five games following a win. The Suns are 1-5 ATS in their last six home games, 4-1 ATS in their last five games against a team above .600 and the Suns are 2-5 ATS in their last seven games overall.

Head to head, the under is 9-3 in the last 12 meetings in Phoenix, the favorite is 4-0 ATS in the last four meetings and the Jazz are 4-0 ATS in the last four meetings.

The Suns looked great in their win over the Cavaliers on Monday, but that’s hardly anything to be proud of these days. The Jazz have been on a tear lately and they’ve already beaten the three times this season by an average of 26 points. The Jazz are also 4-0 ATS in the last four meetings, so I’m sticking with the Jazz to continue their surge towards the playoffs with another easy win and cover here. 

Pick:
Utah -9

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