There is still work to be done on the Utah Jazz standings.
This Utah Jazz team (48-32) has endured its fair share of struggles in recent weeks, including a five-game road losing streak in late March. But frustrations and countless missed runs, keep in mind that Utah still boasts the NBA’s best home record 8-1 since the All-Star break.
Fortunately, the Jazz will be in the friendly enclosure of the Vivint Arena on Friday evening. They will try to cap a three-game winning streak at home when they host the League-leading Phoenix Suns (63-17)who have long won the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference, but have lost all three road outings in their last four competitions.
Utah Jazz vs Phoenix Suns odds tonight
According to WynnBet, Phoenix is a 3.0 point favorite and a +120 favorite on the silver line, and Utah is currently a -145 underdog on the silver line.
The plus/minus is 226.5 points.
The Utah Jazz starting lineup tonight
The Jazz will likely deploy their usual starting five of Mike Conley, Donovan Mitchell, Royce O’Neale, Bojan Bogdanovic and Rudy Gobert.
Utah Jazz Injury Report
According to a Thursday night tweet from the franchise account, Utah will only have 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 home field advantage and growing positive vibes among the Jazz in their last two wins. Plus, remember they remain in a battle with the Denver Nuggets (48-33) for the No. 5 seed in the West, on top of the fact that they won at Phoenix, 118-114 , when they last met at the end of February.
In contrast, Phoenix is 2-1 against Utah. Plus, the Suns can employ all of their regular starters — albeit with playing time restrictions across the board — while trying to regain all of their prowess before the playoffs arrive.
Expect a barn burner.
Prediction: Jazz 113, Suns 111
Utah Jazz vs. Phoenix Suns TV Channel
NBA TV will air the matchup 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 and next game
The Jazz-Suns game marks the penultimate regular season affair for both teams.
Utah’s final appearance before the playoffs will be on the road against the Portland Trail Blazers (27-53) at 7:30 p.m. MT Sunday. Then, the NBA Playoffs will begin on April 16.
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