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Utah Jazz vs. Phoenix Suns - 2/6/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Phoenix Suns at Utah Jazz
Date & Time Wednesday February 6, 2019, 9:00 PM (EST)
Location
Vivint Smart Home Arena
Salt Like City, Utah
The Line
The Line: Utah Jazz -14.5 -- Over/Under: 221
TV Channel
ATRM, FSAZ
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NBA | Phoenix Suns at Utah Jazz
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The Phoenix Suns and Utah Jazz meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Vivint Smart Home Arena.

The Phoenix Suns are still looking for their first victory since January 12. The Phoenix Suns are averaging 106.3 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allowing 115.8 points on 48.2 percent shooting. Devin Booker is averaging 24.9 points and 6.7 assists while TJ Warren is averaging 18 points and four rebounds. Deandre Ayton is the third double-digit scorer and Kelly Oubre Jr. is grabbing 4.3 rebounds. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 77.6 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Suns are allowing 36.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.9 rebounds per game. The Phoenix Suns haven’t won a road game since December 26.

The Utah Jazz look to stay hot after winning 12 of their last 16 games. The Utah Jazz are averaging 108.8 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allowing 106.1 points on 45.5 percent shooting. Donovan Mitchell is averaging 22.4 points and four assists while Rudy Gobert is averaging 15.1 points and 12.8 rebounds. Ricky Rubio is the third double-digit scorer and Jae Crowder is grabbing 4.7 rebounds. The Utah Jazz are shooting 34.3 percent from beyond the arc and 73.4 percent from the free throw line. The Utah Jazz are allowing 36.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.1 rebounds per game. The Utah Jazz have won 10 of their last 13 home games.

The Suns are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 road games, 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games playing on 1 days rest and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Jazz are 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 home games, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 3 or more days rest and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 Wednesday games. The Suns are 3-8-1 ATS in the last 12 meetings in Utah. The over is 4-0 in Jazz last 4 overall. The over is 4-1 in Suns last 5 road games.

The Utah Jazz have won nine of the last 10 meetings against the Phoenix Suns and majority of those wins have come by double digits. The Suns are allowing 50 percent shooting while being outscored by 13.4 points in their last five games, and they're losing by an average of 12.1 points on the road this season. The Suns are also just 8-9 ATS this season when a double-digit underdog and are losing by an average of 14.9 points when a double-digit underdog. The Utah Jazz haven't been the best covering team this season, but it's hard to get behind the Suns given that they get blown out often. I have to eat the big number here, if forced to pick this game.

Pick:
Utah Jazz -14.5

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