Utah Jazz vs Phoenix Suns Prediction, 4/7/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Utah Jazz vs Phoenix Suns
Date: Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Location: Phoenix Suns Arena in Phoenix, AZ
TV: Bally Sports AZX
Odds/Point Spread: Utah (-3.5)
The Utah Jazz (38-12) go to Phoenix Suns Arena on Wednesday where they'll meet the Phoenix Suns (35-14). Utah opens this game as 3.5-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 225.
The Utah Jazz stepped onto the hardwood against the Dallas Mavericks and ended up losing by a score of 111-103 in their last contest. Utah finished the game with a 42.0% FG percentage (37 of 88) and made 12 of their 44 3-point shots. At the charity stripe, the Jazz made 17 of their 22 tries for a rate of 77.3%. When talking about getting rebounds, they compiled 48 with 14 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 20 dimes for the game in addition to forcing the opposition into 9 turnovers and having 3 steals. In the matter of the defense, Utah allowed their opponent to shoot 45.1% from the field on 41 out of 91 shooting. Dallas recorded 22 assists and had 2 steals in the game. In addition, Dallas collected 44 boards (10 offensive, 34 defensive) and earned 4 rejections. Dallas finished 75.0% at the free throw line by burying 6 of their 8 tries. They made 23 out of their 49 attempts from beyond the arc.
Mike Conley is someone who was a major factor for this contest. He ended up walking away with 28 points on 8 of 13 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 31:24 minutes and pulled down 3 boards. Conley walked away from this one shooting 61.5% from the floor and dished out 7 dimes. One more player that came through in the game for the Jazz was Donovan Mitchell. He pulled down 5 rebounds in 34:58 minutes on the basketball court. He walked away from this one shooting 26.1% from the field for the contest via 6-of-23 (16 points). When the final whistle blew, Mitchell tallied 4 assists.
Utah comes into this matchup with a mark of 38-12 on the year. They turn the ball over 14.0 times per game and as a squad they commit 18.8 fouls every game. As a unit, Utah is pulling down 48.2 rebounds per contest and has racked up 1,185 assists for the campaign, which ranks 20th in basketball in terms of passing the ball. The Jazz are connecting on 39.5% on 3-point shots (850 of 2,151) and 78.9% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 116.9 points per outing (3rd in the league) while connecting on 46.8% from the floor. Defensively, the Jazz have forced 11.5 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 19.1 fouls. The Jazz defensively are giving up a FG percentage of 44.7% (574 of 957) and they concede 42.8 rebounds per contest as a unit. They currently rank 3rd in the league in giving up assists with 1,114 surrendered so far this year. They are giving up 34.4% on shots from distance while they are 4th in the NBA in opponents points per game (107.2).
The last time they took the court, the Phoenix Suns took home the win by a final score of 133-130 against the Houston Rockets. The Suns were able to snag 31 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive rebounds for a total of 37 in this matchup. They coughed it up 11 times, while recording 11 steals in this matchup. The Rockets had 25 personal fouls for the matchup which took the Suns to the free throw line for a total of 31 attempts. They were able to knock down 27 of them for a rate of 87.1%. In the matter of shooting from distance, Phoenix converted 18 out of their 37 tries (48.6%). When all was said and done, the Suns went 44 out of 86 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 51.2%. The Suns allowed the Rockets to make 43 of 79 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 54.4% for this game. They went 51.5% from downtown by going 17 of 33 and ended up shooting 27 of 33 from the charity stripe (81.8%). When discussing how they attacked the glass, Phoenix permitted Houston to pull down 38 in all (5 on the offensive glass).
Devin Booker ended up having an impact for the Suns for this contest. He buried 11 of 20 in this matchup for a field goal rate of 55.0%, and had 6 rebounds. Booker earned 36 points in his 35:34 minutes of playing time and had 6 assists for the matchup. One more player that was important for Phoenix was Deandre Ayton. He ended up finishing with 1 assist in 33:28 mins played, and he converted 10 of 14 from the floor. Ayton finished going 71.4% from the floor while also notching 27 points and 11 rebounds.
Phoenix has a win-loss mark of 35-14 so far this season. When it comes to executing on offense, the Suns are hitting on 49.0% from the field, which ranks them 2nd in the NBA. Phoenix has scored 5,615 pts for the year (114.6 per contest) and they average 43.3 rebounds per game. They are earning an assist 27.3 times per game (1st in the NBA) and they are losing possession via turnover 13.0 times per contest. The Suns have committed 19.5 fouls every game and they connect on 83.2% from the charity stripe. The Suns on the defensive end are ranked 5th in basketball in points allowed per contest with 107.7. They allow 22.0 assists and 43.1 rebounds on a nightly basis, which is ranked 1st and 11th in the league. The Phoenix defense surrenders 34.7% on shots from behind the 3-point line (559 of 1,612) and opponents are converting on 76.9% of their free throw shots. They have forced 13.3 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 45.6% from the field (9th in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Utah (-3.5)
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