Utah Jazz vs Phoenix Suns odds, starters, injury report, predictions

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There’s still some work to do in the standings for the Utah Jazz.

This Utah Jazz team (48-32) has endured its fair share of struggles in recent weeks, including a five-game road losing streak toward the end of March. But frustrations and countless blown leads aside, keep in mind that Utah still sports an NBA-best 8-1 home record since the All-Star break.

Fortunately, the Jazz will be in the friendly confines of Vivint Arena on Friday night. They’ll try to cap off a three-game home win streak when they host the league-leading Phoenix Suns (63-17), who have long since wrapped up the Western Conference’s No. 1 seed yet have lost all three road outings across their past four contests.

Utah Jazz vs Phoenix Suns Odds Tonight

According to WynnBet, Phoenix is a 3.0-point favorite and a +120 favorite on the money line, and Utah is currently a -145 money line underdog.

The over/under sits at 226.5 points.

Utah Jazz Starting Lineup Tonight

The Jazz will likely roll out their usual starting five of Mike Conley, Donovan Mitchell, Royce O’Neale, Bojan Bogdanovic, and Rudy Gobert.

Utah Jazz Injury Report

Per a tweet on Thursday evening from the franchise’s account, Utah will be without only two players against Phoenix: reserve center Udoka Azubuike (right ankle surgery) and reserve guard Trent Forrest (left midfoot sprain).

Utah Jazz vs Phoenix Suns Prediction

As noted above, consider the strong homecourt advantage and the growing positive vibes among the Jazz in their past two victories. Also, remember they remain in a battle with the Denver Nuggets (48-33) for the No. 5 seed in the West, plus the fact they won at Phoenix, 118-114, in their most recent meeting in late February.

On the other hand, Phoenix is 2-1 against Utah. Furthermore, the Suns may employ all their regular starters — albeit with playing-time restrictions across the board — while attempting to recapture their full prowess before the postseason arrives.

Expect a barnburner.

Prediction: Jazz 113, Suns 111

Make your pick now on WynnBET.

Utah Jazz vs Phoenix Suns TV Channel

NBA TV will broadcast the clash at 7:30 p.m. MT, but the game will air on AT&T SportsNet in Utah and Bally Sports in Arizona.

Utah Jazz Schedule & Next Game

The Jazz-Suns matchup marks the penultimate regular-season affair for both sides.

Utah’s last appearance before the postseason will take place on the road against the Portland Trail Blazers (27-53) at 7:30 p.m. MT Sunday. Then the NBA Playoffs will get underway on April 16.

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