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Jazz vs Suns Betting Preview

Phoenix SunsUtah Jazz
March 27, 9:00 PM | EnergySolutions Arena

Phoenix Suns vs Utah Jazz Odds

23-48TEAM RECORD35-36

The Jazz will try to cover the spread at EnergySolutions Arena on Wednesday when they get a visit from the Suns in basketball action.

The Suns will try to spoil to the party on Wednesday; they are 27-42-2 ATS against the number this season, while the Jazz are 36-34-1 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). Phoenix is 32-37-2 on the totals; Utah is 34-36-1.

View Phoenix vs Utah Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening line for this matchup at BetOnline, the Jazz sat as 10-point favorites. The total had been pegged earlier by the oddsmakers at TopBet at 194.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 17-rated Jazz and the No. 29-ranked Suns, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 97-92 result in favor of the Jazz.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Utah's No. 13-rated squad against Phoenix's No. 17-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Utah rates No. 24 in the league with 6 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 27 with 5.6 per outing.

Defensively, the Suns feature the league's No. 30-rated defense on the road, giving up 105.2 points per game. Utah, meanwhile, comes in at No. 13 in the league in scoring at home.

The Suns were a 102-100 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Nets. They covered the 6-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (202) made winners of OVER bettors. Phoenix got 31 points from Goran Dragic en route to a 102-100 loss at the hands of Phoenix on Sunday at US Airways Center.

Utah won its last outing, a 107-91 result against the 76ers on March 25. The Jazz covered in that game as a 7.5-point favorite, while the 198 combined points took the game OVER the total. Utah got 17 points from Randy Foye en route to a 107-91 victory over Philadelphia on Monday at EnergySolutions Arena.

Phoenix Suns Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Sacramento are 5-5
After playing Brooklyn are 6-4
After a loss are 3-7

Utah Jazz Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Portland are 8-2
After playing Philadelphia are 3-7
After a win are 4-6

A few Suns at Jazz trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Phoenix's last 6 games when playing on the road against Utah
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Phoenix's last 11 games when playing Utah
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Phoenix's last 5 games on the road
Phoenix is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing Utah
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Utah's last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Utah's last 6 games when playing at home against Phoenix
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Utah's last 11 games when playing Phoenix
Utah is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Phoenix home to Sacramento, Thursday, March 28
Utah at Portland, Friday, March 29