The Phoenix Suns (5-6) are slated to face the Utah Jazz (4-7) on Friday at Delta Center. Tip-off is scheduled for 10 p.m. ET (ESPN). Let’s analyze BetMGM Sportsbook’s lines around the Suns vs. Jazz odds and make our expert NBA picks and predictions.
Season series: Suns lead 1-0
The Suns easily covered as 4-point home favorites and the Over of 223 points cleared in their 133-115 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday. Phoenix snapped a 2-game losing streak as G Devin Booker returned to the lineup.
The Jazz defeated the Portland Trail Blazers 115-99 on Tuesday, covering as 7-point home favorites while the Under of 230 connected. Utah is currently on a 2-game winning streak following a 4-game losing streak.
Suns at Jazz odds
Provided by BetMGM Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds hub for a full list. Lines last updated at 9:26 a.m. ET.
- Moneyline (ML): Suns -210 (bet $210 to win $100) | Jazz +170 (bet $100 to win $170)
- Against the spread (ATS): Suns -5.5 (-110) | Jazz +5.5 (-110)
- Over/Under (O/U): 238.5 (O: -105 | U: -115)
Suns at Jazz key injuries
- G Bradley Beal (back) doubtful
- G Devin Booker (calf) probable
- C Drew Eubanks (back) probable
- C Walker Kessler (elbow) out
For most recent updates: Official NBA injury report.
Suns at Jazz picks and predictions
Suns 123, Jazz 116
While the Suns should secure the win on the road, I’ll PASS on their moneyline. Taking a team at -210 straight up isn’t worth the risk.
BET SUNS -5.5 (-110).
The Suns are a much different team when Booker plays, and he is excelling as the starting point guard. Phoenix also has F Kevin Durant and C Jusuf Nurkic, who can be more productive with Kessler out for Utah.
The Suns are 3-1-1 ATS on the road this season and have covered the spread in 6 of the last 10 meetings overall.
OVER 238.5 (-105) is the ideal wager on the total as this is a massive pace-up game for the Suns. The Jazz play at the 7th-fastest pace and they have the 5th-worst defensive rating in the league.
Phoenix is 7-4 to the Over, while Utah is 8-3 to the Over this season.
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