Free NBA Picks Today: Utah Jazz vs Phoenix Suns 3/27/23

Free NBA Picks Today: Utah Jazz vs Phoenix Suns 3/27/23
Mon 27th March 2023

The Utah Jazz (35-39, 22-15 Home) will try to overcome one of the NBA’s top scoring defenses when they play host to the Phoenix Suns (39-35, 15-23 Away) on Monday. Phoenix outplayed the Philadelphia 76ers 125-105 at Footprint Center on Saturday. With 29 points, Devin Booker was the top scorer.

Bismack Biyombo was another standout performer with 17 points, 13 rebounds, and five blocks. The Suns are fifth in the Western Conference. Utah dropped their third in a row on Saturday at Golden 1 Center, falling to the Sacramento Kings 121-113.

Walker Kessler had 31 points and 11 rebounds in defeat to lead the team. The Jazz are 12th in the Western Conference. The teams are meeting for the final time this season. Phoenix and Utah have split their two matchups this season.

The Suns got the win in the last meeting, beating the Jazz 113-112 at Footprint Center in November 2022. Deandre Ayton led the Suns with 29 points, 21 rebounds, and three assists. Jordan Clarkson had 22 points in the losing effort.

The Suns have been led this season by Ayton and Mikal Bridges, who are averaging 18.0 and 17.2 points per game, respectively. Ayton also has grabbed 10.0 rebounds per game, 10th-most in the NBA.

Meanwhile, Chris Paul is dishing 9.1 assists per game. Lauri Markkanen has powered the Jazz on offense, averaging 25.7 points per game. Markkanen also has pulled down 8.6 rebounds per game. Clarkson has doled out 4.4 assists per game.

The Suns rank as one of the best scoring defenses in the NBA, fourth-best with 112.0 points per game allowed. The Suns have come up short in recent visits to Vivint Arena, losing six of the last 10. Phoenix is looking to avoid a fifth straight defeat on the road this season.

In the last 10 games, Phoenix is 4-6 with an average margin of +0.3 (119.6-119.3). For the season, the Suns are averaging 113.7 points per game, compared to 112.0 for opponents. Utah has also gone 4-6 over the last 10, allowing 123.2 points per game on average while scoring only 119.0 (-4.2 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Terrence Ross: 18.8 | 12.3 | +6.5
Damion Lee: 7.5 | 12.8 | -5.3
Rebounds per game:
Deandre Ayton: 7.0 | 10.0 | -3.0
Assists per game:
Devin Booker: 3.6 | 5.4 | -1.8


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Lauri Markkanen: 48.0 | 36.2 | +11.8
Points per game:
Lauri Markkanen: 34.0 | 25.7 | +8.3
Rebounds per game:
Kelly Olynyk: 9.6 | 5.9 | +3.7
Assists per game:
Talen Horton-Tucker: 5.6 | 3.5 | +2.1

SportsTips’ NBA Pick:

Phoenix Suns -6.5 (-115)

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