The Suns have impressed us since the beginning of the 2021-22 NBA season. Phoenix continues to deliver positive results and recently reclaimed the Western Conference top spot. They face a challenged Jazz team this Wednesday. The hosts return from back-to-back losses against the Western Conference frontrunners. This is their second consecutive clash against the Suns, and the side will try to level the playing field with the help of the Vivint Arena crowd.
Check out NitroBetting’s preview of the upcoming Suns vs. Jazz 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.
Suns vs. Jazz Game Information
- When: Wednesday, January 26, 2022, 10:00 PM ET
- Where: Vivint Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah
- TV: ESPN
- Radio: 98.7 ARIZONA SPORTS (Suns) / KSL Radio 102.7 FM (Jazz)
- Live Stream: NBA League Pass
- NBA Betting Odds: Suns (-10) / Jazz (+10)
Why Bet on the Phoenix Suns?
The Suns try to maintain the pace as they face the Jazz the second time in a row. A win also extends their winning streak to seven games. Phoenix won their most recent game by six points. There were worrying moments throughout the game, but the team pulled through and shook off the Jazz by the final buzzer.
The visitors bring value to both offense and defense. They average 112.5 points (third) per game on 47.6% shooting (fist). They are consistent shooters that hit 36.3% (sixth) of their attempts from downtown while maintaining a respectable 53.7% two-point shooting (ninth). The Ball movement is also a top priority for head coach Monty Williams. His team records 26.4 assists (fifth) per game.
Looking at how Phoenix upholds defensive measures, the team limits opponents to 104.6 points (sixth) per game. They have the second-best opponent shooting percentage at 43.7%. Additionally, the Suns can make it difficult for the Jazz to score buckets with a 50.5% opponent two-point and 32.9% opponent three-point percentage.
Jae Crowder and Deandre Ayton remain out of the lineup due to injuries. The recent injury of JaVale McGee also holds back their dominance in the paint. Nevertheless, Cameron Johnson and Bismack Biyombo prepare to step up for their side.
Why Bet on the Utah Jazz?
Utah picked up nine losses in the last 13 games. This is their lowest point in the season, and Donovan Mitchell is expected to miss his third consecutive game after sustaining a concussion. Nonetheless, the Jazz can use home-court advantage to try and contain the visitors.
The Jazz leads the league in points per game. They average 114.1 points in 48 games played. Their numbers can easily match the Suns. However, not having Mitchell on the lineup might hold back the team’s offensive end. Utah averages 47.3% shooting (third). They are the best two-point shooting team in the league at 57.0% while recording a top-five three-point shooting number at 36.3%.
Defensively, the Jazz limit opponents to 107.3 points (12th) per game. They hold teams to 44.8% shooting (11th). The squad can go toe-to-toe with the Suns when it comes to shooting defense. The team averages 51.6% opponent two-point (tenth) and 34.% opponent three-point (ninth) shooting. On top of that, the Jazz is the better rebounding team. The team collects 55.0 rebounds (third) per game.
The expected absences of Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert make the game twice as difficult for the Jazz. Nevertheless, Mike Conley, Joe Ingles, Jordan Clarkson, and Hassaan Whiteside add plenty of depth that could keep things close.
Suns vs. Jazz Betting Trends
- The Suns are 5-0 in the last five regular-season road games (4-1 ATS).
- The Suns are 2-8 in the last ten regular-season road games against the Jazz (4-6 ATS).
- The totals went under in three of the Suns’ last five regular-season road games against the Jazz.
- The Jazz is 5-5 in the last ten regular-season games at the Vivint Arena (0-10 ATS).
- The Jazz is 5-5 in the last five regular-season games against the Suns (5-5 ATS).
- The totals went over in four of the Jazz’s last five regular-season games against the Suns.
Suns vs. Jazz Expert Betting Prediction
The Jazz is the underdog team in this contest. A banged-up starting lineup holds the team back from its full potential. They have enough to cover the spread, but going for the win means that every player needs to be at his best. Meanwhile, the Suns have the roster advantage. Despite not having two big men on the list, the rest of the squad has been performing well. Chris Paul and Devin Booker are particularly impressive when orchestrating the floor. This leaves the Jazz without an answer unless their role players step up.
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