The Jazz play the Suns for the fourth time in this NBA regular season. The Jazz are fifth in the Western Conference while the Suns have the first position on lock in the Western Conference.
The match is scheduled to start at 9:30 p.m. ET on Friday, 8 April 2022. The game time by GMT is 01:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 31. The match venue is Vivint Arena, Salt Lake City, UT.
Latest odds on betting sites
The Utah Jazz moneyline odds are priced at 1.66 (-150 American; 2/3 Fractional), while the Phoenix Suns moneyline odds are priced at 2.30 (+130; 13/10). This equals approximate probabilities of 60% against 40% respectively.
- Over 226 points:1.91 (-110; 10/11)
- Under 226 points: 1.91 (-110; 10/11)
- Utah Jazz -3.0: 1.91 (-110; 10/11)
- Phoenix Suns +3.0: 1.91 (-110; 10/11)
Match preview and statistics
Utah Jazz are fifth in the Western Conference with a 48-32 record, 48 wins, 32 losses and a .600 Win percentage. They are 29-11 at home, 19-21 on the road and 4-6 in their last 10 games.
The Jazz last game was against the Thunder in which they cruised past them 137 - 101. Bojan Bogdanovic took charge and led the team in scoring with 27 points and added 5 rebounds.
Rudy Gobert dropped a double double of 20 points and 10 rebounds and he was perfect from the field shooting 9 0f 9. Jordan Clarkson followed in similar fashion in points and assists with 18 points and 10 assists.
Hassan Whiteside who was the third Jazz player with a double double dropped 15 points and got 11 boards followed with a team high 5 blocks. Danuel House Jr capped the Jazz’s stellar performance with 14 points.
The Jazz were blazing hot shooting almost 60% from the field in a game which they were without Donovan Mitchell. They won all the quarters and even led by 21 points heading to the fourth quarter.
Team statistics: 49/84 (40.7%) field goals, 15/36 (41.7%) 3 pointers, 24/32 (75.0%) free throws, 29 assists, 55 total rebounds, 10 blocks, 7 steals, 11 turnovers, 13 fouls.
Utah Jazz team news: Udoka Azubuike and Trent Forrest are ruled out for the match.
The Phoenix Suns are first in the Western Conference with a 63-17 record, 63 wins, 17 losses and a .788 Win percentage. They are 32-8 at home, 31-9 on the road and 7-3 in their last 10 games.
The Suns lost to the Clippers 109 - 113 in their last game. Ish Wainwright led the team in scoring with 20 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals.
Aaron Holiday dropped a team high 7 assists and followed with 16 points and 6 rebounds while Bismack Biyombo was active in the paint with 14 points shooting 7 of 11 from the field and added 12 boards.
Cameron Payne scored 13 points and got 4 rebounds while Mikal Bridges scored 9 points.
Team statistics: 42/108 (38.9%) field goals, 17/48 (35.4%) 3 pointers, 8/12 (66.7%) free throws, 29 assists, 54 total rebounds, 11 steals, 2 blocks, 12 turnovers, 26 fouls.
Phoenix Suns team news: Dario Saric is ruled out for the match.
Utah Jazz vs Phoenix Suns H2H
This is going to be the fourth and last meeting between both teams this regular season. The Suns have won 6 of the last 7 games played against the Jazz with the Jazz recently breaking the Suns’ win streak in their last game. The Jazz have the chance to even things up with this game and prevent being at a disadvantage in case of a postseason matchup against the Suns.
Lineups and key players
Utah Jazz projected starting lineup:
- Point guard: Mike Conley
- Shooting guard: Donovan Mitchell
- Small forward: Bojan Bogdanovic
- Power forward: Royce O’Neale
- Center: Rudy Gobert
Donovan Mitchell is the key player to watch out for. He’s averaging 26.0ppg and has shot 45% from the field all season. His versatile scoring ability will be vital to the Jazz securing the win against the Suns.
Phoenix Suns projected starting lineup:
- Point guard: Cameron Payne
- Shooting guard: Devin Booker
- Small forward: Mikal Bridges
- Power forward: Jae Crowder
- Center: Deandre Ayton
Devin Booker is the key player to watch out for. He’s the team leading scorer with 26.7 ppg in the regular season. Devin Booker all season undoubtedly frontiered the Suns to setting a new record for total wins and least number of losses in the regular season.
Prediction and betting tips
The Jazz team played quite well in their last game even without their guard Donovan Mitchell. They are on a 2 game win streak and winning this game will give them positive momentum entering the playoffs. In this game the Jazz have all to play for unlike the Suns who have already set an amazing record and are looking to rest their key players ahead of playoffs.
If the Suns decide to still rest their key players against the Jazz, the Jazz with their current form are poised to win the game. Predictions for this game are Utah Jazz to win, and over 226 points.
Betting prediction: Utah Jazz to win
Odds: 1.66 (-150 American; 2/3 Fractional)
Betting prediction: Over 226 points
Odds: 1.91 (-110 American; 10/11 Fractional)