The Utah Jazz has been inconsistent as of late. They managed to win only three of their last 10 games and are coming off a two-point defeat at the hands of the Warriors. Monday night presents an opportunity for the Jazz to recover from the loss, but it won’t be a walk in the park as they take on the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference. Meanwhile, the Suns just secured their second six-game winning streak of the season and are gunning for a seventh-straight win.
Check out NitroBetting’s preview of the upcoming Jazz vs. Suns game. Find essential information, statistics, and the latest NBA betting odds down below. More than that, we share timely betting trends and predictions geared to make your betting experience worthwhile.
Jazz vs. Suns Game Information
- When: Monday, January 24, 2022, 9:00 PM ET
- Where: Footprint Center, Phoenix, AZ
- TV: NBA TV
- Radio: KSL Radio 102.7 FM (Jazz) / 98.7 ARIZONA SPORTS (Suns)
- Live Stream: NBA League Pass
- NBA Betting Odds: Jazz (+10) / Suns (-10)
Why Bet on the Utah Jazz?
The Jazz struggled without their leading scorer Donovan Mitchell on the floor. Nevertheless, the team still maintains the highest points per game average in the league. They currently record 114.7 points (first) on 47.4% shooting (second) per game. Utah remains the best two-point shooting team in the league and hit 57.4% of their shots from short and mid-range. They also do well from range and average 36.3% three-point shooting (sixth).
What makes Utah one of the best teams in the league is their ability to play defense. The team allows 107.4 points (12th) per game and a 44.8% opponent shooting (11th) percentage. This is supported by a 34.1% opponent three-point (ninth) and 51.5% opponent two-point (ninth) shooting percentage. More than that, the Jazz have the upper hand when it comes to rebounding. The team collects 55.2 total rebounds (second) per game.
Donovan Mitchell remains out of the lineup after sustaining a concussion. Joe Ingles takes over the starting position in the meantime. Furthermore, Bojan Bogdanovic and Rudy Gobert remain day-to-day despite taking part in their most recent contest.
Why Bet on the Phoenix Suns?
The Suns exhibited consistency since the start of the 2021-22 season. There’s a good balance between their offense and defense. Previewing the offense, they average 112.5 points (third) on 47.6% shooting (ninth) per game. They have been exceptional from downtown with a 36.3% three-point shooting percentage (fifth). On top of that, the team has been reliable from shorter range and the paint. They hit 53.8% of their two-point attempts (ninth) and score 47.8 points in the paint (11th) per game.
Phoenix thrives on the defensive end. They limit opponents to 104.5 points (fifth) per game. This is supported by a 43.6% opponent shooting percentage (second). The team also records dominant two-point and three-point shooting percentages. They hold opponents to 32.7% from beyond the arc (second) and 50.5% from the two-point (second) range. Although the team is behind in total rebounds, they have competitive defensive rebounding statistics at 36.0 per game (fourth).
Jae Crowder (wrist) and Deandre Ayton (ankle) are two players who might miss the game. Cameron Johnson and JaVale McGee will replace the starters if the aforementioned fail to get clearance from the doctors.
Jazz vs. Suns Betting Trends
- The Jazz is 5-5 in the last ten regular-season road games (4-6 ATS).
- The Jazz is 8-2 in the last ten regular-season road games against the Suns (6-4 ATS).
- The totals went over in two of the Jazz’ last five regular-season road games against the Suns.
- The Suns are 3-2 in the last five regular-season games at the Footprint Center (2-3 ATS).
- The Suns are 4-1 in the last five regular-season games against the Jazz.
- The totals went under in six of the Suns’ last ten regular-season games against the Jazz.
Jazz vs. Suns Expert Betting Prediction
Two heavy hitters meet on Monday night. But, what holds the Jazz back from this contest is their recent performances. They struggled to keep up with their opponents and lost by ten points in four of their last seven defeats. Nonetheless, Utah has the firepower to cover the spread and keep pressure on the Suns once they get their stride back. We don’t expect the visitors to make it easy for Monty Williams and his crew. Simultaneously, the Suns’ consistency has been scary. They enter the game as favorites to take this one.
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