The Phoenix Suns and Utah Jazz are set to get together on Monday in a National Basketball Association tilt. The Phoenix Suns come into the game as winners of back to back games. The Suns are 6-6 on the season, and 8th in the Western Conference.
Phoenix is 4-2 on the road this season. For the Utah Jazz, they are 4-8, which is 12th in the West. The Jazz are 3-3 at home, but have lost 7 out of their last 10. This is the second of back to back games between these two teams. The Suns are -5.5 in this game on the road at the Jazz.
Early Season Struggles for Utah
The Utah Jazz are looking to get back on track and pick up a win after the 131-128 loss on Friday. The Jazz are struggling to guard opponents, as they have allowed 130+ in three straight losses. On the offensive side, the Jazz are for the most part getting the job done, with 115.2 points per game.
In their most recent win, the Jazz used 30 points from Jordan Clarkson, while Lauri Makkanen added 21 points and 9 rebounds. Markkanen is leading the Jazz in scoring with more than 23 per game. Talen Horton-Tucker is running the offense for the most part, with just shy of 5 assists per game, and John Collins is scoring in the paint, at 14.9 points per game.
Utah is playing their third and final home game in a row, before back to back road games before Thanksgiving. The Jazz are at the Lakers and Portland Tuesday and Wednesday.
Suns Looking to Heat Up
The Phoenix Suns are looking to start getting hot and staying hot. The Suns have been in and out of lineups, and now will be missing Bradley Beal once again with an injury. Devin Booker has been back and playing, and was good on Friday with a career high 15 assists in the game.
Kevin Durant was also good, as he has been all of his career. Durant scored 38 points, and on the season is up to 30.8 points per game. Durant is also averaging 5.1 assists per game for the Suns. Phoenix is scoring 115.2 points per game, but over their last five wins, are scoring 125 points per game.
The Phoenix Suns will do the opposite of Utah. They are finishing a couple road games, and then will go home for back to back home games against Portland and the Warriors on Tuesday and Wednesday. Following that, the Suns are on the road at Memphis, the KNicks and the Raptors.
Phoenix Completes Sweep
The Phoenix Suns are better than the Utah Jazz. The Jazz are finding some struggles, and will remain with the struggles. The Suns are better offensively, and neither team moves the needle defensively enough for that to make a difference in this one. Booker and Durant are too much for the Jazz. Phoenix wins on Monday. Take the Suns -5.5 on the road at Utah.