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Jazz vs Heat NBA Pick & Preview
- Sport: NBA
- Teams: Utah Jazz at Miami Heat
- Where: Miami at Miami-Dade Arena
- Date: Monday, March 13th
- Betting Odds MIA -7.5, UTA +239 | MIA -300 O/U OFF
So far, the Jazz have put together an overall record of 33-35, while going 36-29-3 vs the spread. Over the team’s 2 game win streak, they have an average scoring differential of 7.5 points per game.
The Jazz will look to keep things rolling, as they previously beat the Hornets by a score of 119-111. Heading into the game, they were 1 point favorites against the spread, giving them an ATS win. In the game, Utah was able to hold on to their first half lead, as they led the Hornets by 9 going into the second half. In the win, Talen Horton-Tucker led the team in scoring with 37 points on a field goal percentage of 58.3%.
So far, the Heat have put together an overall record of 36-33, while going 25-42-2 vs the spread. In their previous 3 games, the Heat are averaging 111 points per game while allowing 115. This has led to a record of 1-2.
The Heat are coming off a dissappointing 126-114 loss to the Magic. Going into the game, they were favored to win by 3 points. Miami was not able to turn things around in the 2nd half, as they trailed the Magic by 12 going into halftime. In the loss, Jimmy Butler led the team in scoring with 38 points on a field goal percentage of 56.0%.
Head To Head Recap & Stats
In the most recent matchup between the two teams, the Heat picked up the win 126-123 win over the Jazz. Heading into the game, Miami was the 4.5 point underdogs, giving them an ATS win. This has been the only matchup between the two teams this season. Similar to their season-long average, the Jazz averaged 110.0 points per game vs the Heat. Similar to the Jazz, the Heat scored at a rate near the league average. In their games vs Utah, the team averaged 114.5 points per game. Through the last 5 matchups between the teams, Miami has an ATS mark of 4-1. But, looking at the scoring margin in these games, an average of just 0 points per game separates the teams. Utah and Miami averaged a combined 228 points per game in these games, leading to an over-under mark of 4-1.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game
The Jazz come into today’s game as one of the better scoring teams in the NBA at 117.3 points per game (6th). The Jazz come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 13.8 made 3’s per game. In addition to their strong outside shooting numbers, the team is playing at one of the fastest paces in the NBA, averaging 100.3 possessions per contest.
Against the Heat, the Jazz will look to continue their strong defensive play. For the year, they are the 10th ranked unit at 107.57 points per game.
Before getting a bet down on this matchup, be sure to check in on the health status of Jordan Clarkson who is 2nd on the team in scoring at 20.8 points per game. At the time of this article, Clarkson is listed as questionable. For the season, he is 1st on the team in usage rate and is 143rd in the NBA in player efficiency rating. If he is able to play, Utah benefit from having both of their top scorers as Lauri Markkanen leads the team and is 20th in the league in scoring (25.2). For today’s matchup, he will going against a defense ranked 10th in points allowed to power-fowards.
For the season, the Heat offensive unit is ranked just 30th in scoring at 108.6 points per contest. Coming into today’s game, the Heat will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 11.6 made 3’s per game. If Miami continues to struggle with their outside shot, they may look to start playing with more pace, as they are currently 29th in the league in possessions per game.
So far, the Heat have played well defensively, as they are ranked 4th in the league at 105.57 points per contest.
Center Bam Adebayo currently leads the Heat at 21.0 points per game. For the season, he is 71st in the NBA in usage rate and has taken 17.9% of the team’s field goal attempts. In addition to his scoring, Adebayo is averaging 9.4 boards and 3.2 assists per contest. In today’s game, he is facing off against the NBA’s 13th ranked defense at defending centers. Jimmy Butler enters the game sitting second on the team in scoring. Through 54 games, he is averaging 22.6 and is 15th in the league in player efficiency rating.
Jazz vs Heat Pick
- Free Spread Prediction: Jazz +7.5
- Free Total Prediction: Under OFF