NBA Phoenix Suns vs Utah Jazz Same Game Parlay picks: Devin Booker orchestrates win over Jazz at +623 odds

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Long-time NBA fan, following the game closely for 21 years now. Joined the Pickswise writing staff for the 2020-21 season and have given out winning picks since. Hopefully we can make some money together! Oh, and I firmly believe Lebron James is not one of the two best basketball players of all time. Yeah, I said it. For Filip Tomic media enquiries, please email contact@pickswise.com.

The NBA In-Season Tournament is back on Friday and we have another big game in Salt Lake City as the Phoenix Suns come to town to take on the Utah Jazz. Tip-off is at 10:00 pm ET on ESPN, and I’ve prepared a Same Game Parlay, which you can read below.

We’ve covered tonight’s 11-game slate in-depth and will have predictions for every matchup in our NBA predictions. Let’s get into my SGP bet now!

Suns ML (-215)

Devin Booker to score 30+ points (+120)

Jordan Clarkson 2+ made threes (-220)

Jusuf Nurkic over 3.5 assists (-138)

Same Game Parlay odds: +623

Phoenix Suns ML over Utah Jazz (-215)

It’s still early, but at 5-6 the Suns are definitely not where they hoped they would be after 11 games. They are also yet to record a victory in Group A of the In-Season Tournament and with the Jazz and Lakers already at 2-0, it’s crucial for Phoenix to win tonight’s game if they want to advance.

They destroyed the Minnesota Timberwolves 133-115 on Wednesday behind Kevin Durant’s 31 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. Devin Booker returned from injury and dropped 31, and when he and KD both play the Suns are 10-1. Phoenix has dominated the head-to-head record against Utah too, with 10 wins in 12 games and they are outscoring the Jazz by 7.7 points over the 10 most recent meetings.

Check out our Suns vs Jazz predictions

Devin Booker to score 30+ points (+120)

The Utah Jazz are one of Devin Booker’s favorite opponents – he’s putting up 33 points per game against them in the last 10 meetings on 47.5% shooting from the field, clearing this line in all but 3 of those games. He has also gone over 40 points twice (both times at the Delta Center), which isn’t at all surprising considering his average of 25.7 shots per game in those 10 games. Utah likes to play fast, ranking 7th in pace this season, and if the speed of the game gets out of control, Booker might be forced to take over offensively. He just returned from injury and dropped 31 points against the Timberwolves, clearing this line for the third time in his 3 games this season. I feel very confident he can do it once again in tonight’s game.

Jordan Clarkson 2+ made threes (-220)

Another player who likes scoring more than anything else is Utah’s Jordan Clarkson, especially when playing against the Phoenix Suns. Clarkson is putting up a consistent 16.3 points per game in the last 10 meetings with the Suns, providing the Jazz with instant offense off the bench whenever needed. He has the ultimate green light on offense, especially from three-point land, which is evident by the 7.2 threes attempted per game in those 10 meetings. He has failed to hit 2 threes only once during that stretch, while shooting 34.7% from downtown. Clarkson is currently 2nd in scoring on the Jazz, behind only Lauri Markkanen, so I think the shot opportunities will be there. Judging by how the previous meeting went, Utah might need to score 115+ to stay competitive in this game, so I think Clarkson will get his opportunities on offense.

Jusuf Nurkic over 3.5 assists (-138)

Jusuf Nurkic’s assist numbers have been surprisingly consistent this season. He’s averaging 4.5 dimes per game, which ranks 3rd on the team, believe it or not. That indicates a lot of possessions on offense are going through him and with Booker back in the lineup he has another weapon on offense to pass the ball to. He has cleared this line 7 times in 11 games this season, while against the Jazz he’s averaging 4.1 assists per game in the last 10 head-to-heads, clearing this line 7 times. After seeing how the Jazz defended him in the first meeting of the season, when he finished with 6 assists, I think this is a really solid bet to cap off our SGP.

Read our NBA mega parlay for tonight’s action at +792 odds

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