Phoenix Suns vs Utah Jazz Picks, Spread and Prediction

In this all-Western showdown between two teams with just one defeat this season, the Utah Jazz (2-1), are hosting the Phoenix Suns (3-1). The hosts bounced back after their first loss of the season and want to continue on the winning ways. The guests have won two straight and are looking to extend their winning streak today.

Date/Time: 12-31-2020, 21:00 EDT Spread: Utah Jazz -3.5 Total: +218.5

Jazz have a 2-1 record (1-2 ATS, 1-2 O/U) and in their last game they won the Thunder on the road, 110-109, not beating the odds. Donovan Mitchell leads the team both in scoring with 20.3 ppg and in assists made with 5 per game.

Suns have a 3-1 record (3-1 ATS, 0-4 O/U) and in their last game they won the Pelicans at home, 111-86, beating the odds. Devin Bookers leads the team in scoring with 19 ppg, adding 4.8 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game.

Both teams were tied 1-1 wins last season with each team winning on the road. Suns by 20 points and Jazz by one. Jazz have a 0-1 home record, while Suns are 1-1 on the road. Jazz are better offensively (113.7 to 109 ppg), while Suns have the best defense in the NBA, allowing 98.5 ppg to Jazz’s 108.3.

Bookmakers give the Jazz a -3.5 spread but don’t expect them to beat the odds. The guests are playing better so far and they will choke them defensively, while the hosts struggled against an inferior Thunder team in their previous game.

Phoenix Suns vs Utah Jazz Prediction: Phoenix Suns +3.5 (-105)

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