Basketball bet features Utah and Phoenix on TNT television on Thursday. These two teams are side by side in the Western Conference standings and could easily meet in the playoffs.
The Jazz may have slight basketball betting edge in this game on Thursday since the Suns played last night at the Clippers.
Basketball bet has seen the Jazz win six of the last ten against Phoenix and they are an even better 7-3 against the basketball betting odds. The Suns have won three of the last five at home against Utah but they are just 1-4 against the basketball betting line. The teams met earlier this season in Utah and the Jazz won a high scoring game 124-115. That has been the trend recently in this series with five of the last six going over the basketball bet total.
Utah has been one of the better teams to take this season when making a basketball bet. The Jazz have a winning record at home and on the road versus the basketball betting line. Utah is 16-11-1 away from home this season vs. the basketball bet number. Utah is also a team that goes over the total at home and on the road. Utah has the 7th ranked offense in the league and their defense is just average at 13th.
Phoenix has the top-ranked offense in the league but their defense is worse than Utah’s at 28th in the league. The Suns have been a solid team to make a basketball bet with when they are at home. Phoenix is 18-12 against the spread this season in home games. The surprising part with Phoenix is that they go under the total even though they have a great offense and play no defense. The totals on their games are so high that more often than not they go under. With the Jazz having such a potent offense you can expect the total for this game to be high. Taking Utah over has been profitable but taking Phoenix games over the total has not worked out nearly as well.
Both Phoenix and Utah have played well in the last month or so to get right in the mix for the second best record in the conference behind the Lakers. This could be a playoff preview and has the potential to be an excellent basketball bet contest on Thursday.