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Phoenix Suns vs Utah Jazz 4/8/2022 NBA Previews and Game Analysis

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Phoenix Suns vs Utah Jazz 4-8-2022 NBA Previews and Game Analysis

Phoenix Suns vs Utah Jazz 4/8/2022 – The Utah Jazz needs to win their next two games to secure their current spot in the NBA Western Conference standings. This team has a prime chance to do that as they take on the league-leading Phoenix Suns this coming Friday, April 8. This game will be held at the Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah and the tip-off begins at 9:30 p.m. Eastern Time. NBA TV puts the game live on television while the same feed can be seen through an online live stream by subscribing to NBA League Pass. The Utah Jazz has more at stake and NBA betting spreads have them winning over the Phoenix Suns.

Phoenix Suns vs Utah Jazz 4/8/2022

When:April 8, 2022 9:30 PM ET
Where:Vivint Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah
TV:NBA TV
Stream:NBA League Pass


Phoenix Suns vs Utah Jazz 4/8/2022 Betting Odds
TeamSP/RLTOTALML
Phoenix Suns+2.5 (-110)226.5 o (-110)+128
Utah Jazz-2.5 (-110)226.5 u (-110)-142

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Phoenix Suns Betting

The Phoenix Suns are just coasting to the end of the season and are set to become the highest seeded team in both conferences entering the NBA playoffs. Improving their record right now is not a priority but resting their best players for the deep run in the playoffs is. There is still a big question mark if veterans like Chris Paul and Jae Crowder will be playing. Devin Booker, DeAndre Ayton and Dario Saric are also not expected to play. The Suns will be focusing on giving their bench players a chance to sharpen their confidence heading to the NBA playoffs and this time secure the championship.

Players to watch: D. Booker SG 67 GP 67 GS 34.4 MIN 26.7 PTS 0.7 OR 4.4 DR 5 REB 4.9 AST 1.1 STL 0.4 BLK 2.4 TO 2.6 PF 2 AST/TO 21.43 PER

D. Ayton C 57 GP 57 GS 29.4 MIN 17.2 PTS 2.5 OR 7.7 DR 10.2 REB 1.4 AST 0.7 STL 0.7 BLK 1.6 TO 2.4 PF 0.9 AST/TO 22.03 PER

C. Paul PG 64 GP 64 GS 32.8 MIN 14.7 PTS 0.3 OR 4 DR 4.3 REB 10.7 AST 1.9 STL 0.3 BLK 2.3 TO 2 PF 4.6 AST/TO 20.82 PER.

Utah Jazz Betting

The Utah Jazz now has a record of 48-32 and they are fifth in the NBA Western Conference standings. This team will look to secure their next two games to maintain that spot and avoid getting overtaken by the Denver Nuggets. Injuries have been one of the main factors why the Jazz fell from the top four in the west and will look to avoid an early confrontation against the Golden State Warriors. Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert are very much healthy along with the returning Bojan Bogdanovic. Mike Conley Jr and Jordan Clarkson has tried to keep this team afloat with most of their core players alternating injuries.

Players to Watch: D. Mitchell SG 66 GP 66 GS 33.8 MIN 26 PTS 0.8 OR 3.3 DR 4.2 REB 5.3 AST 1.5 STL 0.2 BLK 3 TO 2.5 PF 1.8 AST/TO 21.85 PER

B. Bogdanovic SF 68 GP 68 GS 30.9 MIN 18 PTS 0.9 OR 3.4 DR 4.3 REB 1.8 AST 0.5 STL 0 BLK 1.7 TO 1.7 PF 1 AST/TO 15.74 PER

J. Clarkson PG 77 GP 1 GS 27.1 MIN 16.2 PTS 0.8 OR 2.5 DR 3.4 REB 2.5 AST 0.8 STL 0.2 BLK 1.6 TO 1.9 PF 1.5 AST/TO 15.19 PER.

Phoenix Suns vs Utah Jazz 4/8/2022 Betting Numbers

Trends

Phoenix Suns

Phoenix are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Phoenix’s last 6 games.
Phoenix are 10-3 SU in their last 13 games.
Phoenix are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games against Utah.
Suns are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games against Utah.
Phoenix are 15-5 SU in their last 20 games on the road.
Phoenix are 3-10 SU in their last 13 games when playing on the road against Utah.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Phoenix’s last 5 games this season.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Phoenix’s last 5 games against an opponent in the Western Conference conference.
Phoenix are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games against an opponent in the Northwest Division division.

Utah Jazz

Utah are 1-7-1 ATS in their last 9 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Utah’s last 5 games.
Utah are 3-6 SU in their last 9 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Utah’s last 5 games against Phoenix.
Utah are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games at home.
Utah are 10-3 SU in their last 13 games when playing at home against Phoenix.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Utah’s last 6 games this season.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Utah’s last 5 games against an opponent in the Western Conference conference.
Utah are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games played on a Friday.
Utah are 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 games when playing as the favourite.

Injuries

Phoenix Suns

Chris Paul PG Thumb is upgraded to probable Friday vs Utah
Jae Crowder SF Ankle is upgraded to probable Friday vs Utah
Devin Booker SG Back is upgraded to probable Friday vs Utah
Dario Saric PF Knee is out indefinitely
Deandre Ayton C Ankle is upgraded to probable Friday vs Utah

Utah Jazz

Mike Conley PG Knee is upgraded to probable Friday vs Phoenix
Royce O’Neale SF Thumb is upgraded to probable Friday vs Phoenix
Udoka Azubuike C Ankle is out for season
Trent Forrest SG Foot is OUT Friday vs Phoenix


Head-to-Head
Phoenix SunsUtah Jazz
43-37-0Against the Spread32-44-4
40-39-1Straight Up37-41-2
Points per Game
Points Allowed per Game
48.56Offensive FG%47.18
79.69Offensive FT%76.86
36.52Offensive 3PT%36.24
44.36Defensive FG%45.32
76.2Defensive FT%75.74
33.84Defensive 3PT%35.17

Phoenix Suns vs Utah Jazz Betting Picks

The Utah Jazz are looking to come into this game swinging for the fences and that is why the online sportsbook sees them carrying the advantage over the Phoenix Suns. Home court advantage helps the Jazz as well.

Moneyline:The Jazz at their home court is given an ML of -142 while the Suns are +128 on the road.

ATS:It is just 2.5 points is between both teams on the ATS with the Suns getting the +2.5 while the Jazz are -2.5.

TOTALs:The total pegged for this matchup is at 226.5 points with the Suns going over and the Jazz are under.

Score Prediction: 115 – 110, Jazz