How To Bet the Phoenix at Utah Pro Basketball Odds
On Thursday night, the Utah Jazz host the Phoenix Suns in NBA online betting action. The Suns (18-49) are in fourth place in the Pacific Division and just knocked off the Minnesota Timberwolves at home, 107-104. The Jazz (32-35) are in third place in the Northwest Division and just beat the Cleveland Cavaliers, 94-85, on Monday night.
How To Bet the Phoenix Suns at Utah Jazz Pro Basketball Odds
When: Thursday, March 17, 2016, 9:00 PM ET
Where: Vivint Smart Home Arena, Salt Lake City, UT
TV: ROOT, FSAZ
Radio: The Zone 1280 AM / 97.5 FM Salt Lake City / Utah Jazz Radio Network
Live Stream: NBA-Stream.com
NBA Odds: TBA
Why should you bet on the Jazz?
The Jazz are in tenth place in the Western Conference standings right now, but they are only a game out of eighth, behind the Mavericks and Rockets. The Mavericks look to be losing games as fast as they can, but the Rockets are coming on lately. The Jazz are doing their best to match them, with a three-game winning streak. Rodney Hood scored 28 in Utah’s win over a Cavs team that had routed the Clippers the night before. However, Utah is a tough place to win, especially on the second night of a back-to-back, as the altitude drains you and the Jazz defense is suffocating.
Why should you put your money on Phoenix?
The Suns were up by 13 points late in the third quarter in Golden State over the weekend, only to see the defending NBA champs roar back and win by double figures. When they were playing a team with a little less in the way of offensive fireworks when Minnesota came to town, then the Suns were able to seal the deal with a late three by Mirza Teletovic. P.J. Tucker also pitched in big-time, pouring in 23 points and pulling down 12 boards. Teletovic scored a total of 21 points, including 11 in the fourth quarter. The Suns are playing with a little more confidence these days and could surprise the Jazz on the road if Utah isn’t ready.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
I like the Jazz to make short work of the Suns and boost their winning streak to four games. I’m picking Utah to beat Phoenix, 102-89.