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Jazz vs Suns NBA Game Preview

The Suns will try to cover the spread at US Airways Center on Tuesday when they get a visit from the Jazz in basketball action.

The Suns sit at 26-26 (24-27-1 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Jazz are currently 31-24 (24-30-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Phoenix is 26-26 OU, and Utah is 29-25-1 OU.

View Utah vs Phoenix Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 17 (Suns) and the No. 21 (Jazz) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 104-102 result in favor of the Suns is predicted by handicapping models.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Phoenix's No. 25-rated squad against Utah's No. 28-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Phoenix rates No. 3 in the league with 8.6 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 22 with 5.4 per outing.

Defensively, the Jazz feature the league's No. 16-rated defense on the road, allowing 100.3 points per game. Phoenix, meanwhile, comes in at No. 5 in the league in scoring at home.

The Jazz were a 95-83 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Suns. They failed to cover the 6–point spread as favorites, while the total score (178) made winners of UNDER bettors. Utah got 19 points from Deron Williams but lost anyway 95-83 against the Suns on Friday at EnergySolutions Arena.

In their last action, Phoenix was a 113-108 loser at home against the Kings. They failed to cover the 9–point spread as favorites, while the combined score (221) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Phoenix got 22 points and 18 assists from Steve Nash in a losing cause in a 113-108 loss to Sacramento on Sunday at US Airways Center.

Utah Jazz Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing Golden State are 7-3
After playing Phoenix are 9-1
After a loss are 4-6

Phoenix Suns Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 8-2
Before playing Dallas are 4-6
After playing Sacramento are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

A few Jazz at Suns trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Utah's last 5 games when playing on the road against Phoenix
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Utah's last 5 games when playing Phoenix
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Utah's last 13 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Utah's last 9 games
Phoenix is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Utah
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Phoenix's last 5 games when playing Utah
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Phoenix's last 5 games when playing at home against Utah
Phoenix is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games

Next up:
Utah home to Golden State, Wednesday, February 16
Phoenix home to Dallas, Thursday, February 17