The Utah Jazz will take on Phoenix Suns in the NBA League at the Vivint Smart Home Arena on Monday night, with Jazz hoping to continue their good form in recent weeks and to secure the playoff spot in the Western Conference and Phoenix Suns aiming to end their three-game losing streak.
Utah Jazz enters into this game with a 114-83 win against Bulls on Saturday night. Phoenix Sun was defeated by the Kings 112-103 on the road in their previous contest. Both teams have already met two times this season, which ended in Jazz victory, one with a 116-88 score and another with a 114-97 score.
Jazz dominated the game against Bulls from start to the finish, locking up 15-point lead after the first quarter and increased to 34 at the first half. But in the second half, the Bulls managed to take a lead of 3 points but couldn’t prevent Utah from sweeping the season series 2-0. The club lead scorers were Rudy Gobert (21 points), Donovan Mitchelll (16 points), Joe Ingles (13 points) and Derrick Favors (13 Points).
Phoenix Suns made a confident start over Kings and were nearly unstoppable in the first quarter, taking a 13 points lead. Then, the club faltered badly and couldn’t maintain their momentum till the fourth quarter. The Suns top scorer were Devin Booker with 32 points and 10 assists, DeAndre Ayton (19 points) and Troy Daniels (16 Points).
Utah Jazz vs Phoenix Suns Preview and Prediction
The Utah Jazz are in exceptional form over the last few weeks, winning six of their last seven games in the NBA League. The club were on a four game wining streak which ended with a defeat to Atlanta Hawks, but they have registered crucial wins over the Washington Wizards, New York Knicks and Chicago Bulls in their last four games.
The Jazz sits seventh in the Western Conference tied with Oklahoma City Thunder, just half-game behind the fifth-place Clippers and 2.5 games behind the fourth-place Portland Trail Blazers. The club are 43-30 on the season and are 7-3 in their last 10 games. The Utah Jazz have averaged 111 points on shooting and allowed 106 points per game.
Phoenix Suns sits last in the league table of the Western Conference with a record of 17:57 despite the presence of All-Star guard Devin Booker. The Phoenix Suns are on a terrible run of form for the past few weeks as the team have lost five of their last six games.
Jazz heads to this contest as clear favorites, despite dropping the game over Hawks last weekend, and have proved themselves to be a pretty consistent performer in recent weeks. Utah Jazz is expected to win this game here with a good margin.
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