Phoenix Suns vs Utah Jazz Predictions, NBA Picks Against the Spread 2/24/2020
Game: Phoenix Suns vs Utah Jazz
Date: Monday, February 24, 2020
Location: Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City, UT
TV: AT&T Sportsnet - Rocky Mountain
Odds/Point Spread: Utah -8
Rudy Gobert and the Utah Jazz (36-20, 2nd in the Northwest Division) host the Phoenix Suns (23-34, 4th in the Pacific Division) at Vivint Smart Home Arena on Monday, February 24, 2020. The line on this matchup has Utah as 8 point favorites. The over/under is set at 224.
The Suns cover the spread 46.4% of the time, having gone 26-30-1 ATS. Utah is covering 50.9% of the time, going 28-27-1 against the spread.
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
01/04/20 PF Frank Kaminsky Knee is out indefinitely
Key Utah Jazz Injuries
No key injuries to report
Devin Booker averages 26.4 points per game in 35.9 minutes per contest. He averages 6.3 assists per contest and 4.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 92%. Kelly Oubre comes into this contest averaging 18.7 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per night. He pulls down 6.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is at 78%.
Donovan Mitchell averages 24.2 points per game and he sees the court an average of 34.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.3 rebounds per contest and 4.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 86%. Rudy Gobert averages 15.6 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per contest. He grabs 14.4 rebounds per game and has 1.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 69% and his free throw percentage is at 61%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Suns allow 113.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 23rd and 21st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.1 rebounds a game which ranks 10th, and they give up 23.9 assists per contest which puts them in 12th place in the league. They force 16.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the league. Phoenix averages 112.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.3 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 14th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 24th in the league. They average 43.2 rebounds per game and 26.9 assists per contest, which ranks them 21st and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 12th with 14.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Jazz surrender 107.5 points per contest, which ranks them 9th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 9th and 10th in those defensive statistics. They rank 1st with 20.7 assists allowed per contest, and 4th with 42.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Jazz are 2nd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.0 per game. Utah is 16th in the league with 111.1 points per game this year. They are 4th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 3.6. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 1st in the NBA. They are 12th in the league in rebounding with 45.8 boards per game and 26th in assists per contest with 22.2. The Jazz are 11th in turnovers per game with 15.0.
The Suns are 17th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.8, and their defensive rating of 111.1 is ranked 17th. In terms of pace they are 9th in the league with 101.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 21st. As a team they are 13th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 20th in the league. Phoenix is 15th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 9th in the league.
Utah is 6th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 10.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 25th in the league. The Jazz are 10th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112.1, and their defensive rating of 108.5 is ranked 10th. In terms of pace they are 19th in the league with 99 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 3rd. As a team they are 3rd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 11th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Suns/Jazz NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Phoenix +8
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