The Jazz are on a roll in Las Vegas, 3-0 and in line to be playing for the Summer League title behind the play of Keyonte George.
However, George suffered an ankle injury that will keep him out of the rest of Summer League, how will the team respond? Utah will face the Suns, who come in 1-2 with a less proven roster around the likes of Toumani Camura, the team's second round pick.
Despite losing the team's best player and the front runner to win Summer League MVP, the Jazz are still big favorites. Is it justified?
Jazz vs. Suns odds, spread and total
- Jazz: -5.5 (-110)
- Suns: +5.5 (-110)
- Jazz: -230
- Suns: +180
Total: 179.5 (Over -110/Under -110)
Jazz vs. Suns prediction and pick
The Suns offense has been stagnant through three games, scoring 75 or less in all three games. While Utah has been on fire, a lot of that can be attributed to the George's scoring prowess. The team has scored over 100 twices and the other game put up 96 points.
However, George has scored 33 and 26 in the two full games he played. Without him, the team still has plenty of scoring punch like Jonny Juzang, who has a 26-point game to his name this Summer League, but I expect a serious drop off in production.
The total is below 180, but I don't think it's low enough with the Jazz adjusting to losing its best playmaker and the Suns preference to play in the 70's. I do think Utah is overvalued as big favorites, but the Suns offense is keeping me off the spread. I'll grab the under in this Summer League matchup.
PICK: UNDER 179.5 (-110)
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