Utah Jazz vs Miami Heat Prediction, Pick and Preview, December 31 (12/31): NBA

Utah Jazz vs Miami Heat Prediction, Pick and Preview, December 31 (12/31): NBA

 

Odds

Time 9:00 p.m. EST
Heat money line +145
Heat spread +4 (-110)
Jazz money line -170
Jazz spread -4 (-110)
Over / under 226.5

 

2022-2023 season stats

  Miami Heat Utah Jazz
Record 18-18 19-19
Road / home record 7-10 12-5
Streak L1 L3
Points per game 108.00 117.00
Points allowed per game 109.33 116.67
Rebounds per game 40.00 42.00
Rebounds allowed per game 43.67 43.33
Over / under record 17-18-1 20-17-1
 

Preview

The Miami Heat continue on the road and will visit the Utah Jazz at the Vivint Arena on Saturday night. These teams already faced each other twice last season and Miami won both games.  

 

Miami Heat

The Heat get here with an 18-18 record and are 7-10 on the road so far ranking 1st in the Southeast Division. Miami is 3-4 in games decided by at least 10 points after beating the San Antonio Spurs 111-101 in Mexico City.

Tyler Herro is shooting 39.6% from beyond the arc with 3.3 made 3-pointers per game for the Heat, while averaging 21.1 points, six rebounds and 4.6 assists. Bam Adebayo is shooting 53.3% and averaging 20.1 points over the last 10 games for Miami.

In the last 10 games, the Heat are 6-4, averaging 108.5 points, 38.5 rebounds, 23.7 assists, 9.7 steals and 2.9 blocks per game while shooting 45.4% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 107.0 points.

Utah Jazz

The Jazz get here with a 19-19 record overall and are 12-15 at home so far this season ranking 3rd in the Northwest Division. The Jazz are 15-10 against conference opponents. Utah is seventh in the NBA with 11.9 offensive rebounds per game led by Jarred Vanderbilt averaging 2.5.

Mike Conley is averaging 9.3 points and 7.2 assists for the Jazz. Lauri Markkanen is averaging 21.3 points over the last 10 games for Utah.

In their last 10 games, the Jazz are 4-6, averaging 115.9 points, 42.4 rebounds, 23.7 assists, 6.2 steals and 4.5 blocks per game while shooting 45.8% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 117.6 points per game.

 

BETTING TRENDS

The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Miami's last 9 games.

Miami are 6-3 SU in their last 9 games.

Miami are 8-3 SU in their last 11 games against Utah.

Miami are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games on the road.

The total has gone OVER in 4 of Utah's last 6 games.

Utah are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games.

The total has gone OVER in 4 of Utah's last 5 games against Miami.

Utah are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games at home.

 

Prediction

The Jazz have been up and down this season but they get to this game full healthy and ranking #4 in offense in the NBA scoring 117 points per game. The Heat have also been up and down this season and have been awful ATS. They will be without Jimmy Butler for this game who's averaging 21 ppg. The Jazz have lost only 5 games at home so go with them to win this game.

PICK: Jazz -4 (-110)

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